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Southeast, Central, and Northwest Drive Electricity Generation

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Electricity generation by region

As we saw in Part 4 of this series, electricity generation in the United States increased marginally to 68.6 million MWh (megawatt-hours) in the week ended November 6, 2015. It fell in four of the nine census divisions during the week.

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Eastern United States

The New England division saw a marginal drop in electricity generation to 2.2 million MWh during the week ended November 6. The Mid-Atlantic division saw a marginal increase in electricity generation to 7.4 million MWh. Utilities (XLU) such as Consolidated Edison (ED) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) operate in the Mid-Atlantic division.

The Southeast division is the largest division in the United States for electricity production. It saw an increase of 482,000 MWh, or 2.8%, in electricity production to 17.5 million MWh. Some of the largest utilities, including NextEra Energy (NEE) and Southern Company (SO), operate there.

Central United States

Electricity generation in the Central industrial division dropped by 125,000 MWh to 11.3 million MWh during the week ended November 6.

Electricity generation for the West Central division stayed at 5.8 million MWh. In the South Central division, electricity generation rose by 274,000 MWh, or 2.4%, to 11.7 million MWh.

Western United States

Electricity generation in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Southwest dropped by 261,000 MWh and 396,000 MWh, respectively. The Pacific Northwest saw a rise of 277,000 MWh in electricity generation during the week ended November 6, 2015, to 2.9 million MWh.

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