USA: Fossil fuels electricity capacity

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 USA

Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts

 Latest value 730.28
 Year 2021
 Measure million kilowatts
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 634.07
 Min - Max 444.10 - 786.25
 Source The U.S. Energy Information Administration
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1980 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 634.07 million kilowatts with a minimum of 444.1 million kilowatts in 1980 and a maximum of 786.25 million kilowatts in 2011. The latest value from 2021 is 730.28 million kilowatts. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 189 countries is 23.45 million kilowatts. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Fossil fuels electricity capacity - Recent values chart

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USA - Fossil fuels electricity capacity - historical chart - 1980-2021




Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.

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