Summary of Electricity Activity in California

Summary of California Generation

California is ranked #4 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

GridInfo.com electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Mar 2024.

Companies on File980
Plants on File2,227
Total Generation15.76G MMBtu
Total Sales 17.66G kWh
Total Revenue $4.56B

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Overall National Rank

#4 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

228.8 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

1.5 G MMBtu

Electric Companies in California

980

California
Power Plants

2,227

Natural Gas Rank

#7

Coal Rank

#38

Nuclear Rank

#15

Hydroelectric Rank

#2

Wind Rank

#9

Solar Rank

#1

Monthly Net Generation for California

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential5.92G kWh32.47 cents/kWh$1.92B
Commercial8.70G kWh23.70 cents/kWh$2.06B
Industrial2.98G kWh18.96 cents/kWh$564.15M
Transportation64.45M kWh15.20 cents/kWh$9.80M
Total17.66G kWh25.81 cents/kWh$4.56B

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in California

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#14AES Alamitos Energy CenterAES Alamitos Energy, LLCLong Beach, California2.9 TWhJan 2020Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#12AES Huntington Beach Energy ProjectAES Huntington Beach Energy, LLCHuntington Beach, California3.0 TWhJan 2020Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#24ColgateYuba County Water AgencyDobbins, California1.7 TWhSep 1969Mar 2024 Water
#11Colusa Generating StationPacific Gas & Electric Co.Maxwell, California3.2 TWhNov 2010Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#7CosumnesSacramento Municipal Util DistHerald, California4.1 TWhJan 2006Mar 2024 Natural Gas : 99.0% Other Biomass Gas : 1.0%
#4Delta Energy CenterDelta Energy Center LLCPittsburg, California4.6 TWhApr 2002Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#1Diablo CanyonPacific Gas & Electric Co.Avila Beach, California19.5 TWhApr 1985Mar 2024 Nuclear
#2Dynegy Moss Landing Power Plant HybridDynegy -Moss Landing LLCMoss Landing, California5.6 TWhNov 1967Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#23Edward C HyattCalifornia Dept. of Water ResourcesOroville, California1.9 TWhFeb 1968Mar 2024 Water
#8Elk Hills Power LLCElk Hills Power LLCTupman, California3.7 TWhJun 2003Feb 2024 Natural Gas
#9Gateway Generating StationPacific Gas & Electric Co.Antioch, California3.4 TWhDec 2008Feb 2024 Natural Gas
#3Geysers Unit 5-20Geysers Power Co LLCMiddletown, California4.8 TWhMar 1971Mar 2024 Geothermal
#15HaynesLos Angeles Department of Water & PowerLong Beach, California2.8 TWhAug 1962Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#5High Desert Power PlantMRP Generation Holdings, LLCVictorville, California4.5 TWhMar 2003Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#19La Paloma Generating PlantCXA La Paloma LLCMcKittrick, California2.5 TWhDec 2002Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#10Los Medanos Energy CenterLos Medanos Energy Center LLCPittsburg, California3.3 TWhJul 2001Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#16Metcalf Energy CenterCalpine Corp - Metcalf Energy CenterSan Jose, California2.8 TWhMay 2005Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#17Mountainview Generating StationSouthern California Edison CoRedlands, California2.7 TWhNov 2005Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#21Otay Mesa Generating ProjectOtay Mesa Energy Center LLCSan Diego, California2.3 TWhSep 2009Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#6Pastoria Energy Facility, LLCCalpine Corp - Pastoria Energy CenterLebec, California4.4 TWhApr 2005Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#20ShastaU S Bureau of ReclamationRedding, California2.4 TWhMay 1944Mar 2024 Water
#13Sunrise Power LLCSunrise Power Co LLCFellows, California2.9 TWhMay 2001Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#22Sutter Energy CenterCalpine Corp-SutterYuba City, California2.0 TWhJun 2001Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#18Watson CogenerationARCO Products Co-WatsonCarson, California2.6 TWhNov 1987Mar 2024 Natural Gas : 81.6% Other Gas : 17.3% Waste/Other Oil : 1.1%

Electricity Generation by California Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#21Alameda County, CA412.9 TWh2.1 TWh639.6 GWh21.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#34Amador County, CA7865.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#16Butte County, CA253.7 TWh22.4 GWh0.0 Wh18.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#32Calaveras County, CA61.0 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#18Colusa County, CA33.4 TWh3.2 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#4Contra Costa County, CA4516.4 TWh15.6 TWh332.9 GWh65.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#25El Dorado County, CA152.1 TWh13.8 GWh0.0 Wh15.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#10Fresno County, CA996.9 TWh1.1 TWh0.0 Wh2.4 TWh0.0 Wh
#54Glenn County, CA28.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh3.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#37Humboldt County, CA8556.9 GWh426.3 GWh0.0 Wh730.0 MWh0.0 Wh
#7Imperial County, CA8110.9 TWh1.3 TWh613.8 GWh5.0 TWh0.0 Wh
#30Inyo County, CA211.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh13.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#1Kern County, CA27437.4 TWh16.8 TWh9.0 TWh11.4 TWh0.0 Wh
#20Kings County, CA503.1 TWh8.8 GWh0.0 Wh3.1 TWh0.0 Wh
#35Lake County, CA10792.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#43Lassen County, CA9262.1 GWh38.1 GWh0.0 Wh18.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#2Los Angeles County, CA28322.5 TWh16.9 TWh4.9 GWh3.0 TWh0.0 Wh
#29Madera County, CA251.4 TWh26.0 GWh0.0 Wh191.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#52Marin County, CA330.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh7.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#46Mariposa County, CA2145.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#55Mendocino County, CA32.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#36Merced County, CA21708.7 GWh0.0 Wh11.8 GWh863.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#38Mono County, CA9455.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#11Monterey County, CA296.0 TWh6.0 TWh35.7 GWh5.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#51Napa County, CA755.6 GWh42.8 GWh0.0 Wh12.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#40Nevada County, CA12295.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Orange County, CA584.1 TWh3.6 TWh0.0 Wh18.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#26Placer County, CA211.9 TWh357.7 GWh0.0 Wh7.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#28Plumas County, CA131.7 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6Riverside County, CA15613.0 TWh2.2 TWh1.7 TWh9.1 TWh0.0 Wh
#9Sacramento County, CA627.0 TWh5.4 TWh0.0 Wh554.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#39San Benito County, CA5326.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh326.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#5San Bernardino County, CA19213.7 TWh7.7 TWh7.2 GWh4.2 TWh0.0 Wh
#12San Diego County, CA1435.6 TWh4.7 TWh571.9 GWh264.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#48San Francisco County, CA1087.0 GWh79.8 GWh0.0 Wh6.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#22San Joaquin County, CA382.6 TWh2.1 TWh4.3 GWh28.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#3San Luis Obispo County, CA1921.8 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.3 TWh19.5 TWh
#47San Mateo County, CA10145.5 GWh39.6 GWh0.0 Wh5.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#45Santa Barbara County, CA18222.0 GWh4.5 GWh79.2 GWh136.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#14Santa Clara County, CA734.7 TWh4.6 TWh0.0 Wh42.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#49Santa Cruz County, CA568.0 GWh36.0 GWh0.0 Wh3.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#8Shasta County, CA457.1 TWh392.7 GWh290.0 GWh8.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#53Sierra County, CA321.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#41Siskiyou County, CA8283.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#19Solano County, CA393.1 TWh251.9 GWh2.6 TWh49.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#13Sonoma County, CA245.6 TWh38.4 GWh0.0 Wh23.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#23Stanislaus County, CA222.5 TWh2.2 TWh0.0 Wh193.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#24Sutter County, CA72.2 TWh2.2 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#50Tehama County, CA759.9 GWh16.0 GWh1.9 GWh18.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#44Trinity County, CA5238.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#33Tulare County, CA49934.3 GWh82.5 GWh0.0 Wh812.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#17Tuolumne County, CA233.5 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh9.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#31Ventura County, CA311.1 TWh1.1 TWh0.0 Wh16.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#42Yolo County, CA14268.8 GWh722.1 MWh1.7 GWh47.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#27Yuba County, CA41.8 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in California

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#12Arizona121.1 TWh202
#26Arkansas67.1 TWh97
#29Colorado62.6 TWh316
#44Idaho18.0 TWh190
#21Iowa77.9 TWh334
#28Kansas63.4 TWh193
#30Minnesota59.7 TWh862
#22Missouri72.0 TWh174
#40Montana30.0 TWh95
#36Nebraska42.5 TWh145
#33Nevada46.0 TWh145
#37New Mexico42.2 TWh175
#34North Dakota45.2 TWh71
#18Oklahoma97.7 TWh157
#27Oregon66.4 TWh314
#42South Dakota19.3 TWh59
#1Texas587.8 TWh1,176
#39Utah33.8 TWh173
#14Washington110.1 TWh180
#32Wyoming46.6 TWh88

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Mar 2024