Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2015 and 2014

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type Year 2015 Year 2014 Percentage Change Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,352,398 1,581,710 -14.5% 998,385 1,173,073 342,608 395,701 509 595 10,896 12,341 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 17,372 18,276 -5.0% 10,386 10,696 6,240 6,789 183 247 563 544 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 10,877 11,955 -9.0% 8,278 9,147 1,601 1,410 8 9 990 1,389 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,333,482 1,126,609 18.4% 617,817 501,414 619,839 531,758 7,471 7,227 88,355 86,209 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 13,117 12,022 9.1% 199 112 3,517 3,246 0 0 9,401 8,664 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 797,178 797,166 0.0% 416,680 419,871 380,498 377,295 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 249,080 259,367 -4.0% 229,640 238,185 17,996 19,861 35 38 1,410 1,282 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 295,161 279,213 5.7% 37,485 34,496 225,820 212,809 3,220 3,232 28,635 28,675 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 190,719 181,655 5.0% 30,412 27,671 160,135 153,825 118 107 53 53 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 24,893 17,691 40.7% 1,494 1,218 22,962 16,086 416 371 21 16 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 41,929 42,340 -1.0% 3,018 3,050 11,545 11,977 48 74 27,318 27,239 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 21,703 21,650 0.2% 1,473 1,441 16,350 16,161 2,637 2,681 1,243 1,367 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,918 15,877 0.3% 1,089 1,116 14,829 14,761 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -5,091 -6,174 -17.5% -4,105 -5,144 -987 -1,030 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 14,028 13,461 4.2% 558 622 6,838 6,690 1,170 1,171 5,462 4,978 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,077,601 4,093,606 -0.4% 2,315,323 2,382,473 1,603,971 1,554,530 12,595 12,520 145,712 144,083 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 14,139 11,233 25.9% 0 0 0 0 5,689 5,146 1,451 1,139 6,999 4,947
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 35,805 26,482 35.2% 1,388 1,094 19,841 13,769 6,106 5,516 1,472 1,156 6,999 4,947
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 39,032 28,924 34.9% 1,494 1,218 22,962 16,086 6,106 5,516 1,472 1,156 6,999 4,947
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 739,594 853,634 -13.4% 539,506 624,235 195,927 224,568 163 202 3,999 4,629 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,925 31,531 -8.3% 18,562 19,652 9,473 10,689 249 451 641 739 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,044 4,412 -8.4% 3,120 3,440 669 599 2 2 253 371 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,016,576 8,544,387 17.2% 4,745,255 3,895,008 4,576,683 3,954,032 70,092 71,957 624,545 623,390 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 16,632 18,107 -8.1% 1,032 978 1,980 1,821 635 861 12,985 14,448 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 3,142 3,099 1.4% 62 64 1,155 1,170 282 216 1,643 1,650 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,144 1,283 -10.8% 9 3 109 90 16 16 1,010 1,174 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 935,098 865,146 8.1% 8,060 4,926 283,372 292,016 46,287 46,635 597,379 521,569 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 756,226 871,741 -13.3% 540,538 625,212 197,906 226,389 798 1,063 16,984 19,076 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 32,067 34,630 -7.4% 18,624 19,716 10,629 11,859 531 667 2,283 2,389 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 5,188 5,695 -8.9% 3,128 3,443 779 689 18 18 1,263 1,545 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,951,674 9,409,532 16.4% 4,753,315 3,899,934 4,860,055 4,246,048 116,380 118,591 1,221,924 1,144,959 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through December
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry

Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers
(million kWh)
Revenue from Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (million dollars) Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (cents/kWh)
Sector Year 2015 Year 2014 Percentage Change Year 2015 Year 2014 Percentage Change Year 2015 Year 2014 Percentage Change
Residential 1,404,096 1,407,208 -0.2% 177,624 176,178 0.8% 12.65 12.52 1.0%
Commercial 1,360,752 1,352,158 0.6% 144,781 145,253 -0.3% 10.64 10.74 -0.9%
Industrial 986,508 997,576 -1.1% 68,166 70,855 -3.8% 6.91 7.10 -2.7%
Transportation 7,637 7,758 -1.6% 771 810 -4.9% 10.09 10.45 -3.4%
All Sectors 3,758,992 3,764,700 -0.2% 391,342 393,096 -0.4% 10.41 10.44 -0.3%


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.
Sales of electricity to ultimate customers 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 sales of electricity to ultimate customers 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.'