Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2013 and 2012

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for January through December
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel Year 2013 Year 2012 Percentage Change Year 2013 Year 2012 Year 2013 Year 2012 Year 2013 Year 2012 Year 2013 Year 2012
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 1,581,115 1,514,043 4.4% 1,188,452 1,146,480 379,270 354,076 839 883 12,554 12,603
Petroleum Liquids 13,820 13,403 3.1% 9,446 9,892 3,761 2,757 118 191 495 563
Petroleum Coke 13,344 9,787 36.3% 9,522 5,664 1,780 1,758 5 6 2,036 2,359
Natural Gas 1,124,836 1,225,894 -8.2% 501,427 504,958 527,522 627,833 7,154 6,603 88,733 86,500
Other Gas 12,853 11,898 8.0% 798 0.28 3,524 2,984 0 0 8,531 8,913
Nuclear 789,016 769,331 2.6% 406,114 394,823 382,902 374,509 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 268,565 276,240 -2.8% 243,040 252,936 22,018 20,923 44 28 3,463 2,353
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 253,508 218,333 16.1% 32,417 28,017 189,045 160,064 2,956 2,545 29,091 27,707
... Wind 167,840 140,822 19.2% 26,436 22,926 141,306 117,822 61 54 37 19
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 9,036 4,327 108.8% 943 639 7,782 3,525 294 148 17 14
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 40,028 37,799 5.9% 2,534 1,836 9,768 9,214 34 24 27,691 26,725
... Other Biomass 20,830 19,823 5.1% 1,499 1,472 15,419 15,084 2,567 2,319 1,346 948
... Geothermal 15,775 15,562 1.4% 1,005 1,143 14,770 14,419 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -4,681 -4,950 -5.4% -3,773 -4,202 -908 -748 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 13,588 13,787 -1.4% 615 603 6,742 7,030 1,118 1,046 5,113 5,108
All Energy Sources 4,065,964 4,047,765 0.4% 2,388,058 2,339,172 1,515,657 1,551,186 12,234 11,301 150,015 146,107
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 860,729 825,734 4.2% 638,327 615,467 217,219 205,295 513 307 4,670 4,665
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 23,231 22,604 2.8% 16,827 17,521 5,494 4,110 328 272 582 702
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 4,852 3,675 32.0% 3,409 2,105 779 756 1 1 662 812
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 8,596,299 9,484,710 -9.4% 3,970,447 4,101,927 3,917,131 4,686,260 66,570 63,116 642,152 633,407
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 18,350 19,333 -5.1% 0 0 2,416 2,790 843 1,143 15,090 15,400
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 3,456 3,097 11.6% 0 0 1,050 992 498 122 1,908 1,984
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,486 1,346 10.4% 0 0 96 113 11 11 1,379 1,222
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 882,385 886,103 -0.4% 0 0 303,177 322,607 51,057 47,883 528,151 515,613
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 879,078 845,066 4.0% 638,327 615,467 219,635 208,085 1,356 1,450 19,761 20,065
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 26,687 25,702 3.8% 16,827 17,521 6,544 5,102 826 394 2,490 2,685
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 6,338 5,021 26.2% 3,409 2,105 875 869 12 13 2,041 2,034
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 9,478,685 10,370,812 -8.6% 3,970,447 4,101,927 4,220,309 5,008,867 117,626 110,999 1,170,303 1,149,020

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through December
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector Year 2013 Year 2012 Percentage Change Year 2013 Year 2012 Percentage Change Year 2013 Year 2012 Percentage Change
Residential 1,394,919 1,374,515 1.5% 169,113 163,280 3.6% 12.12 11.88 2.0%
Commercial 1,344,207 1,327,101 1.3% 138,224 133,898 3.2% 10.28 10.09 1.9%
Industrial 978,352 985,714 -0.7% 66,909 65,761 1.7% 6.84 6.67 2.5%
Transportation 7,625 7,320 4.2% 805 747 7.7% 10.55 10.21 3.3%
All Sectors 3,725,103 3,694,650 0.8% 375,050 363,687 3.1% 10.07 9.84 2.3%


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Coal generation and consumption includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, refined coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Natural gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Other Gases includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels include wood, black liquor, and other wood waste.
Other Biomass includes biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and other biomass.
Coal stocks include anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, refined coal, and synthetic coal; waste coal is excluded.
Retail sales and net generation may not correspond exactly for a particular month for a variety of reasons (e.g., sales data may include imported electricity).
Net generation is presented for the calendar month while retail sales and associated revenue accumulate from bills collected for periods of time that vary depending
upon customer class and consumption occurring during and outside the calendar month.
Note: Values are final. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
See technical notes for additional information including more on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-826, 'Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report.'
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'