Electricity Generation Falls in All Census Divisions


Oct. 20 2015, Published 1:51 p.m. ET

Electricity generation by region

As we saw in Part 4 of this series, the electricity generation in the US fell by 3.5% to 71.1 million mWh (megawatt-hours). Electricity generation fell in all of the nine census divisions during the week ended October 9.

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Eastern US

All of the divisions in the Eastern US reported a rise in electricity generation during the week ended October 9.

The New England division saw a drop in electricity production of 137,000 mWh to 2.1 million mWh during the week ended October 9.

The Mid-Atlantic division saw a drop of 590,000 mWh, or 7.5%, in electricity generation to 7.3 million mWh. Utilities (XLU) like Consolidated Edison (ED) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) operate in the Mid-Atlantic division.

The Southeast division is the largest division in the US for electricity production. It saw a drop of 346,000 mWh, or 1.9%, in electricity production to 18.3 million mWh. Some of the largest utilities, including NextEra Energy (NEE) and Southern Company (SO), operate there.

Central US

Electricity generation in the Central industrial division fell marginally to 11.3 million mWh during the week ended October 9.

The West Central division reported a fall of 204,000 mWh, or 3.4%, in electricity generation to 5.8 million mWh. The electricity generation in the South Central division fell by 615,000 mWh, or 4.6%, to 12.7 million mWh.

Western US

Combined electricity generation in the three Western divisions (Rocky Mountains, Pacific Southwest, and Pacific Northwest) dropped by 689,000 mWh to 13.6 million mWh.


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