U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Energy in Brief articles
The grid of electric power lines has evolved into three large interconnected systems that move electricity around the country. Standards have been developed by the electric power industry to ensure coordination for the linked operations.
U.S. power plants used renewable energy sources — water (hydroelectric), wood, wind, organic waste, geothermal, and sun — to generate about 13% of our electricity in 2011.
Most of the electricity in the United States is produced using steam turbines. Coal is the most common fuel for generating electricity in the United States. In 2011, 42% of the country's nearly 4 trillion kilowatthours of electricity used coal as its source of energy.
Electricity consumption totaled nearly 3,856 billion Kilowatthours (kWh) in 2011. U.S. electricity use in 2011 was more than 13 times greater than electricity use in 1950.
Released December 10, 2013
EIA's monthly energy projections through 2014 includes projections for electricity generation and prices.
Released November 22, 2013
The Electricity Monthly Update is a new EIA product that replaces the Monthly Flash Estimates for Electric Power Data, containing the most recently monthly data.
Released November 20, 2013
Provides monthly statistics at the state, Census division, and U.S. levels for net generation, fossil fuel consumption and stocks, quantity and quality of fossil fuels, cost of fossil fuels, electricity sales, revenue, and average revenue per kilowatthour of electricity sold.
Released April 15, 2013–May 2, 2013
Recently released content includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving issues, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy markets, and a comparison of AEO2013 with projections from other organizations.
What's New in Electricity
Electricity Wholesale Market Data
December 12, 2013
Renewable electricity production grows in Texas
December 2, 2013
December natural gas prices spike in Boston
December 6, 2013