Census: Electricity Demand Declines Among U.S. Manufacturing Groups

Overall electricity use in U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

With an increase in technologies like co-generation, many manufacturing companies have the option to generate their own electricity in addition to pulling directly from the electric grid to run their processes. From 2006 through 2016, the manufacturing sector purchased 87% to 89% of their electricity from the grid and generated the remaining 11% to 13% onsite.

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