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Renewable Energy A6. Calculated as total conventional hydroelectric power minus conventional hydroelectric power in the electric power and industrial sectors, multiplied by the fossil-fueled Note. Renewable Energy Production and Consump- plants heat rate. tion. In Table 10.1, renewable energy consumption consists Commercial Sector, Geothermal of: conventional hydroelectricity net generation (converted to Oregon Institute of Technology, Geo-Heat Center. Monthly Btu using the fossil-fueled plants heat rate); geothermal estimates are created by dividing the annual estimates by the electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the geother- number of days in the year and then multiplying by the mal plants heat rate), and geothermal heat pump and geother- number of days in the month. (The annual estimate for the mal direct use energy; solar thermal and photovoltaic electricity current year is set equal to that of the previous year.) net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fueled plants heat rate), and solar thermal direct use energy; wind electricity Commercial Sector, Solar/PV net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fueled plants EIA, MER, Tables 7.2a, 7.2b, and A6. Calculated as total heat rate); wood and wood-derived fuels consumption; biomass solar/PV electricity net generation minus electric power waste (municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill sector solar/PV electricity net generation, multiplied by the gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and other biomass) fossil-fueled plants heat rate. consumption; fuel ethanol (minus denaturant) and biodiesel consumption; and losses and co-products from the production Commercial Sector, Wood of fuel ethanol and biodiesel. Production is assumed to equal 1973–1979: EIA, Estimates of U.S. Wood Energy consumption for all renewable energy sources except biofuels Consumption from 1949 to 1981, Table A2. (biofuels production comprises biomass inputs to the produc- tion of fuel ethanol and biodiesel). 1980–1983: EIA, Estimates of U.S. Wood Energy Consumption 1980-1983, Table ES1. Table 10.2a Sources 1984: EIA, CNEAF, estimate. Residential Sector, Geothermal 1985–1988: Values interpolated. Oregon Institute of Technology, Geo-Heat Center. Monthly estimates are created by dividing the annual estimates by the 1989 forward: EIA, MER, Tables 7.4a–c; and EIA, number of days in the year and then multiplying by the CNEAF, estimates based on Form EIA-871, “Commercial number of days in the month. (The annual estimate for the Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.” Data for wood current year is set equal to that of the previous year.) consumption at commercial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants are calculated as total wood consumption at Residential Sector, Solar/PV electricity-only and CHP plants (MER, Table 7.4a) minus U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Office of Coal, wood
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