Unlike propane, electricity is a secondary energy source and significant energy is lost between the power plant and an electrical outlet. The efficiency and environmental impacts of electricity varies greatly between states and regions.
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) has state-specific electricity profiles available under the Fight Electrification section on the NPGA Member Dashboard.
Pennsylvania’s data shows the bulk of our electric power mix (or ‘the grid’) is generated from natural gas (42.6%), nuclear (36.8%), and coal (16.7%). The data is based on EIA’s finalized bulk power generation numbers for 2019.
For more information, please contact NPGA’s Jacob Peterson.