SC Energy Data

Generation

Generation is the amount of electricity produced over a specific period of time, measured in watt-hours (Wh). For example, a generator with 1 MW (1 million watts) capacity that operates at that capacity consistently for one hour will produce 1 MWh of electricity.
 
Electricity generated in South Carolina is not necessarily consumed in the state. South Carolina has two multi-state utilities (Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress) that share the electricity generated in both South Carolina and North Carolina among their customers in the Carolinas. Therefore, the generation fuel mix does not solely represent the consumption by South Carolina customers, due to electric resources being shared across both states. The pro rata share data represents the portion of electricity consumed in South Carolina.
 
 
 
Table 1
SCE&G
2018 Generation (MWh)
Fuel
Total MWh
Coal
8,644,354
Biomass
349,419
Combustion Turbines- Natural Gas and Oil
51,200
Natural Gas- Boiler and Combined Cycle
9,060,930
Pumped Storage
434,546
Hydro
361,487
Solar
433,011
Nuclear
4,910,755
Total
24,247,720
 
 
Table 2
Santee Cooper
2018 Generation (MWh)
Fuel
Total MWh
Coal
11,130,059
Biomass
594,887
Combustion Turbines- Natural Gas and Oil
1,583,572
Natural Gas- Boiler and Combined Cycle
3,516,989
Pumped Storage
--
Hydro
604,219
Solar
6,090
Nuclear
2,447,278
Total
19,883,094
 
 
Table 3
Duke Energy Carolinas
2018 Generation (MWh)
Fuel
Total MWh
Coal
6,155,237
Biomass
--
Combustion Turbines- Natural Gas and Oil
723,187
Natural Gas- Boiler and Combined Cycle
3,688,835
Pumped Storage
--
Hydro
747,547
Solar
34,975
Nuclear
16,122,792
Total
27,472,573
 
 
Table 4
Duke Energy Progress
2018 Generation (MWh)
Fuel
Total MWh
Coal
1,255,241
Biomass
--
Combustion Turbines- Natural Gas and Oil
205,392
Natural Gas- Boiler and Combined Cycle
3,266,983
Pumped Storage
--
Hydro
116,818
Solar
34,103
Nuclear
3,986,195
Total
8,864,732

DOWNLOAD DATA ARCHIVE: Generation: Duke Energy Progress 2016-2018