Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy in New York

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

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 New York

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

Electricity Generation in New York from Renewable Energy Resources 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 25817727.021; 2003: 24977762.98; 2004: 24885591.2919; 2005: 27770967.132; 2006: 29941296.3481; 2007: 28027638.944; 2008: 30041788.225; 2009: 31601727.091; 2010: 29756980.773; 2011: 33490086.593;
New York electricity generation from renewable energy resources in 2011
(million kWh)
33,490
Percent of U.S. renewable power generation 6.5%
State rank 4

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 New York from Hydroelectric Electricity

Electricity Generation in New York from Hydroelectric Electricity 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 25047894.586; 2003: 24268656.54; 2004: 23989661.292; 2005: 25782518.359; 2006: 27344655.222; 2007: 25252555.43; 2008: 26723131.12; 2009: 27134719.37; 2010: 24942433.03; 2011: 27691487.616;
New York electricity generation from hydroelectric in 2011
(million kWh)
27,691
Percent of U.S. generation from hydroelectric 8.83%
State rank 4

Electricity Generation in New York from Biomass

Electricity Generation in New York from Biomass 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 688206.435; 2003: 667905.51; 2004: 779480.28687; 2005: 1885458.77399; 2006: 1941270.12707; 2007: 1941607.512; 2008: 2067956.795; 2009: 2200669.101; 2010: 2218393.753; 2011: 2964086.977;
New York electricity generation from biomass in 2011
(million kWh)
2,964
Percent of U.S. generation from biomass 4.65%
State rank 6

Electricity Generation from Solar in New York

Electricity Generation in New York from Solar 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 0; 2003: 0; 2004: 0; 2005: 0; 2006: 0; 2007: 0; 2008: 0; 2009: 0; 2010: 0; 2011: 6443;
New York electricity generation from solar in 2011
(million kWh)
6
Percent of U.S. generation from solar 0.35%
State rank 14

Electricity Generation in New York from Wind

Electricity Generation in New York from Wind 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 81626; 2003: 41200.93; 2004: 116449.713; 2005: 102989.999; 2006: 655370.999; 2007: 833476.002; 2008: 1250700.31; 2009: 2266338.62; 2010: 2596153.99; 2011: 2828069;
New York electricity generation from wind in 2011
(million kWh)
2,828
Percent of U.S. generation from wind 2.35%
State rank 14