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Electricity use and fuel mix
Electricityuse
useand
and fuel
fuel mix
Electricity
mixfor co-ops in the U.S.
Electric cooperatives play a vital role
Electric
cooperatives
playaasector.
vitalrole
role
Electric
cooperatives
play
vital
in
transforming
the electric
in transforming
electricsector.
sector.
in
transforming
thethe
electric
Advanced
communications
and
Advanced
communications
and
Advanced
communications
and
automation
technology
enable
automation
technology
enable
automation
technology
enable
co-ops
to improve
the resiliency
co-ops
to improve
the
resiliency
co-ops
to improve
the
resiliency
and
efficiency
of their
systems
as
andand
efficiency
of of
their
systems
as
efficiency
their
systems
as
they
reduce
environmental
impacts
they
reduce
environmental
impacts
by adding
renewable
resources.
they reduce
environmental
impacts
by adding
renewable
resources.
Note:
Non-hydro
renewables
includes
owned
and
by adding renewable resources.

Source: NRECA

Source:
Source:National
NRECARural
Electric Cooperative
Association

directly purchased generation, plus generation in
Note:
Non-hydro
renewables
includes
owned and
the mix
from
wholesale
market
purchases.
Notes:
Non-hydro
renewables
includes
owned and directly
directly
purchased
generation,
plus generation
in
purchased
generation,market
plus generation
in the mix from wholesale
the mix
from wholesale
purchases.
market purchases.

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*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

Co-ops added 295,995 new members in 2016
* Co-opsadded
added 295,995
newnew
members
nationwide
in 2016.
Co-ops
295,995
members
in 2016
84% of electric co-ops had a net increase
84 of
percent
of
co-cops
a netincrease
increase in members
84%
electric
co-ops
hadhad
a net
in* members
inelectric
2016
in 2016.
in members in 2016
Electricity
demand at co-ops increased about
* Electricity demand at co-ops increased by about 0.5 percent
Electricity
demand
atin
co-ops
increased
about
one-half
of
a co-op
percent
2016,
with co-op
retail
in 2016, with
retail
sales
reaching
435 billion
one-half
of
a
percent
in
2016,
with
co-op
retail
sales
reaching
435
billion
kilowatt-hours
kilowatt-hours.
sales reaching 435 billion kilowatt-hours
Co-op
electricity
increased
0.4%
* Co-opresidential
residential electricity
sales sales
increase
by 0.4 percent.
Co-op residential electricity sales increased 0.4%
* Commercial and
industrial electricity
sales0.3%;
increased by
Commercial
& industrial
increased
0.3 percent;
irrigation
sales10.5%
jumped by 10.5
percent.
Commercial
&
industrial
increased
0.3%;
irrigation
sales
jumped
irrigation sales jumped 10.5%

2016
2016
SALES
SALES
435 billion kWh
435 billion kWh

Source:
Source:National Rural
Utility
Cooperative
NRUCFC
and RUS
Source:
Finance Corporation
NRUCFC and RUS
and Rural Utility Service

Similar statistics for Georgia electric co-ops will be provided in an upcoming issue of GEORGIA Magazine.

Electricity sales growth
Electricity
sales
Co-op sales growth rates
generallygrowth
surpass that of the electric utility industry as a whole.

Co-ops
Co-ops
Co-ops
are
reducing
emissions
Co-op
sales growth rates
generally
surpass that of the electric
utility industry as a whole.
Co-ops
are
reducing
emissions
in the Unitedgenerate
States

5%
5%

generate

Cleaner
Cleanerair:
air:
Cooperatives
Cooperatives
are
arereducing
reducing
emissions
emissions
through aa
through
combination
combination
of emissionemissionof
reduction
reduction
measures at
measures
at
power plants and
power
plants and
fuel switching
fuel
switching
to natural
gas
to
natural
gas
and
renewables.
and renewables.

Co-ops have:
Reduced sulphur
dioxide emissions 66%
during 2009-2016.

Reduced nitrogen
oxide emissions 24%
during 2009-2016.

TOTAL SO2 EMISSIONS

TOTAL NOX EMISSIONS

450

200

400

190

Millions
(short tons)

350

180

200

300

170

190

250

160

180

200

150

170

150

140

160

100

130

Thousands
(short tons)

2009

2016

Thousands
(short tons)

2009

increasing generation
by 15 million
megawatt-hours.

and
and

TOTAL CO2 EMISSIONS

2016

150

sell
sell

13%
13%
of
all U.S.
2009

2016

of all U.S.
electricity
GEORGIA MAGAZINE
electricity

Source:Administration
EPA and EIA
Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Energy Information

Source: EIA

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of total U.S.
Reduced
carbon
of
total
U.S.
electricity
dioxide emissions
electricity
8% since 2005 while

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Source: EIA

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