Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2012 and 2011

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 2012 Year 2011 Percentage Change Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2011
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 1,514,043 1,733,430 -12.7% 1,146,480 1,301,107 354,076 416,783 883 1,049 12,603 14,490
Petroleum Liquids 13,403 16,086 -16.7% 9,892 11,688 2,757 3,655 191 86 563 657
Petroleum Coke 9,787 14,096 -30.6% 5,664 9,428 1,758 3,431 6 3 2,359 1,234
Natural Gas 1,225,894 1,013,689 20.9% 504,958 414,843 627,833 511,447 6,603 5,487 86,500 81,911
Other Gas 11,898 11,566 2.9% 0.28 29 2,984 2,911 0 3 8,913 8,624
Nuclear 769,331 790,204 -2.6% 394,823 415,298 374,509 374,906 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 276,240 319,355 -13.5% 252,936 291,413 20,923 26,117 28 26 2,353 1,799
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 218,333 193,981 12.6% 28,017 21,933 160,064 141,954 2,545 2,476 27,707 27,619
... Wind 140,822 120,177 17.2% 22,926 17,140 117,822 102,981 54 51 19 5
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 4,327 1,818 138.0% 639 216 3,525 1,511 148 84 14 7
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 37,799 37,449 0.9% 1,836 2,023 9,214 8,709 24 26 26,725 26,691
... Other Biomass 19,823 19,222 3.1% 1,472 1,417 15,084 14,573 2,319 2,315 948 917
... Geothermal 15,562 15,316 1.6% 1,143 1,137 14,419 14,180 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -4,950 -6,421 -22.9% -4,202 -5,492 -748 -928 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 13,787 14,154 -2.6% 603 604 7,030 7,059 1,046 950 5,108 5,541
All Energy Sources 4,047,765 4,100,141 -1.3% 2,339,172 2,460,851 1,551,186 1,487,335 11,301 10,080 146,107 141,875
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 825,734 934,938 -11.7% 615,467 689,316 205,295 239,541 307 347 4,665 5,735
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 22,604 27,326 -17.3% 17,521 20,844 4,110 5,633 272 133 702 716
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 3,675 5,012 -26.7% 2,105 3,449 756 1,277 1 1 812 286
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 9,484,710 7,883,865 20.3% 4,101,927 3,446,087 4,686,260 3,819,107 63,116 47,170 633,407 571,501
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 19,333 21,532 -10.2% 0 0 2,790 3,628 1,143 1,321 15,400 16,584
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 3,097 3,826 -19.0% 0 0 992 1,004 122 168 1,984 2,654
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,346 1,080 24.7% 0 0 113 112 11 6 1,222 962
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 886,103 839,681 5.5% 0 0 322,607 308,669 47,883 39,856 515,613 491,155
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 845,066 956,470 -11.6% 615,467 689,316 208,085 243,168 1,450 1,668 20,065 22,319
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 25,702 31,152 -17.5% 17,521 20,844 5,102 6,637 394 301 2,685 3,370
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 5,021 6,092 -17.6% 2,105 3,449 869 1,388 13 6 2,034 1,248
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 10,370,812 8,723,546 18.9% 4,101,927 3,446,087 5,008,867 4,127,777 110,999 87,026 1,149,020 1,062,657

 
 

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 2012 Year 2011 Percentage Change Year 2012 Year 2011 Percentage Change Year 2012 Year 2011 Percentage Change
Residential 1,374,515 1,422,801 -3.4% 163,280 166,714 -2.1% 11.88 11.72 1.4%
Commercial 1,327,101 1,328,057 -0.1% 133,898 135,926 -1.5% 10.09 10.23 -1.4%
Industrial 985,714 991,316 -0.6% 65,761 67,606 -2.7% 6.67 6.82 -2.2%
Transportation 7,320 7,672 -4.6% 747 803 -6.9% 10.21 10.46 -2.4%
All Sectors 3,694,650 3,749,846 -1.5% 363,687 371,049 -2.0% 9.84 9.90 -0.6%


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.'