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Electricity Generation

Leading sources of electrical power generation in the United States as a percent of total kilowatt-hours generated. Renewable energy is further illustrated in the second graph.

Electricity Generation: Leading Power Sources

Renewable Energy

Between 1990 and 2014 conventional hydroelectric power, not shown on this graph, was the leading source of renewable energy. From a high of 10.2% (in 1997) to a low of 5.8% (in 2001) conventional hydroelectric power produced 6.3% of electricity in the United States in 2014. Contributions from other renewables are illustrated below.

Electricity: Renewable Energy Sources, other than conventional hydroelectric