utilities in the US generate the lion's share of the electricity we use.
How much electricity do we actually get from non-utility generators?
How much do we import?
In 1997, US utilities generated 3126 billion kWh (net) electricity.
Non-utility generators produced 407 billion kWh, of which about half was consumed by the producing facilities.
We imported 47 billion kWh for electricity, obviously
mostly from Canada.
Reference: The DOE's Annual Energy Review, 1997
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