Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Emissions, Nuclear

Electric utility SO2 emissions down

Issue 4 and Volume 99.

Electric utility SO2 emissions down

Electric utility SO2 emissions declined to 14.43 million tons in 1993, according to the Electric Power Annual 1993 released by the U.S. Department of Energy?s (USDOE) Information Administration. The latest data series includes information since 1989 and indicated that emissions have declined by 1.3 million tons over the five-year period ending in 1993.

In 1993, utilities generated a record 2.8 million kWhr, up 3 percent from 1992. Approximately 56.9 percent of the electricity was generated from a coal burn of 813.5 million tons. Utility generation from gas and in nuclear power plants declined in 1993 by 1.9 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

Non-utility generators recorded 325.23 billion kWhr output in 1993. Just over 16 percent of this generation was coal-fired.

In addition to final 1993 capacity, generation, fuel consumption and delivery statistics on the electric utility industry, the Electric Power Annual includes information on demand-side management, environmental performance at utilities and statistics on non-utility generation. More information and copies of the report are available from USDOE at (202) 586-8800.