Fuel Mix Chart

Fuels Renewables  

This chart indicates the fuels being used by New England's power plants to generate electricity.

The fuel mix presented in this pie chart represents information provided by the generating resources. The actual real-time fuel mix may vary from the percentages displayed here depending on minute-to-minute generation output and system operational needs. Electricity imported from neighboring areas is not included.

Fuels in the chart include: natural gas, nuclear, coal, oil, hydro, and renewable. Fuels in the Renewable category include: landfill gas, methane, refuse, solar, steam, wind, and wood.

Hydro is not included in the renewable category primarily because the various sources that make up hydroelectric generation (i.e., conventional hydroelectric, run-of-river, pumped storage) are not universally defined as renewable in the six New England states.

A fuel may appear in the legend but not in the pie chart if it is producing a very low amount of electricity. If a fuel is not producing any electricity, it will not appear at all. Click on the export button in the upper right corner of the portlet to view the raw chart data in CSV format.