Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy in Nebraska

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

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 Nebraska

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

Electricity Generation in Nebraska from Renewable Energy Resources 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 1118556.639; 2003: 1074772.79; 2004: 990969.59841; 2005: 1010726.83836; 2006: 1206646.60444; 2007: 625468.265; 2008: 621568.659; 2009: 882519.441; 2010: 1807009.096; 2011: 2733532.497;
Nebraska electricity generation from renewable energy resources in 2011
(million kWh)
2,734
Percent of U.S. renewable power generation 0.5%
State rank 36

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 Nebraska from Hydroelectric Electricity

Electricity Generation in Nebraska from Hydroelectric Electricity 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 1097486; 2003: 980110; 2004: 913021.004; 2005: 871473.003; 2006: 893386; 2007: 347444.003; 2008: 346456; 2009: 433690; 2010: 1313856; 2011: 1617228;
Nebraska electricity generation from hydroelectric in 2011
(million kWh)
1,617
Percent of U.S. generation from hydroelectric 0.52%
State rank 22

Electricity Generation in Nebraska from Biomass

Electricity Generation in Nebraska from Biomass 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 12992.64; 2003: 56441.9; 2004: 39517.58641; 2005: 42645.83336; 2006: 52013.60344; 2007: 61259.261; 2008: 60928.659; 2009: 66195.441; 2010: 71508.096; 2011: 65419.497;
Nebraska electricity generation from biomass in 2011
(million kWh)
65
Percent of U.S. generation from biomass 0.10%
State rank 38

Electricity Generation in Nebraska from Wind

Electricity Generation in Nebraska from Wind 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 8077.999; 2003: 38220.89; 2004: 38431.008; 2005: 96608.002; 2006: 261247.001; 2007: 216765.001; 2008: 214184; 2009: 382634; 2010: 421645; 2011: 1050885;
Nebraska electricity generation from wind in 2011
(million kWh)
1,051
Percent of U.S. generation from wind 0.87%
State rank 23