Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy in Hawaii

The graphs and charts below feature electricity production statistics for the following renewable energy resources in Hawaii:

Per capita statistics allow comparison of these data with those from other states of different sizes.

The sources for these data include the following:

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration State Energy Data System (SEDS) for total electricity generation data
  • DOE's 2010 Renewable Energy Data Book for renewable capacity and generation data.

Total Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy Resources in Hawaii

The graph of total renewable power generation over time shows how fast the renewable power sector is growing.

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Renewable Energy Resources 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 298167.727; 2003: 433934.14; 2004: 465368.67033; 2005: 634156.57148; 2006: 737729.48725; 2007: 845690.542; 2008: 861140.428; 2009: 817483.314; 2010: 817390.758; 2011: 1129153.571;
Hawaii electricity generation from renewable energy resources in 2011
(million kWh)
1,129
Percent of U.S. renewable power generation 0.2%
State rank 48

Source: EIA publishes pre-report energy production from renewable energy resources by state on its Web page titled Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity Preliminary 2006 Statistics.

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Hydroelectric Electricity

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Hydroelectric Electricity 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 95068.052; 2003: 90505.14; 2004: 93900.779; 2005: 96187.943; 2006: 120087.198; 2007: 92343.447; 2008: 84343.33; 2009: 112648.63; 2010: 70423; 2011: 93140.73;
Hawaii electricity generation from hydroelectric in 2011
(million kWh)
93
Percent of U.S. generation from hydroelectric 0.03%
State rank 44

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Biomass

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Biomass 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 128724.675; 2003: 163565.16; 2004: 150684.89133; 2005: 309739.62648; 2006: 325692.29125; 2007: 285277.094; 2008: 302423.098; 2009: 284426.684; 2010: 283482.758; 2011: 467719.841;
Hawaii electricity generation from biomass in 2011
(million kWh)
468
Percent of U.S. generation from biomass 0.73%
State rank 29

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Geothermal

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Geothermal 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 72761; 2003: 178292; 2004: 213288; 2005: 221597; 2006: 212276; 2007: 229886; 2008: 234333; 2009: 167591; 2010: 200595; 2011: 223888;
Hawaii electricity generation from geothermal in 2011
(million kWh)
224
Percent of U.S. generation from geothermal 1.46%
State rank 4

Electricity Generation from Solar in Hawaii

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Solar 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 0; 2003: 0; 2004: 0; 2005: 0; 2006: 0; 2007: 0; 2008: 18; 2009: 1390; 2010: 1770; 2011: 3593;
Hawaii electricity generation from solar in 2011
(million kWh)
4
Percent of U.S. generation from solar 0.20%
State rank 16

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Wind

Electricity Generation in Hawaii from Wind 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 1614; 2003: 1571.84; 2004: 7495; 2005: 6632.002; 2006: 79673.998; 2007: 238184.001; 2008: 240023; 2009: 251427; 2010: 261120; 2011: 340812;
Hawaii electricity generation from wind in 2011
(million kWh)
341
Percent of U.S. generation from wind 0.28%
State rank 27