Table 5.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 987,583 767,803 207,448 477 11,855
2003 1,014,058 757,384 245,652 582 10,440
2004 1,020,523 772,224 240,235 377 7,687
2005 1,041,448 761,349 272,218 377 7,504
2006 1,030,556 753,390 269,412 347 7,408
2007 1,046,795 764,765 276,581 361 5,089
2008 1,042,335 760,326 276,565 369 5,075
2009 934,683 695,615 234,077 317 4,674
2010 979,684 721,431 249,814 314 8,125
2011 934,938 689,316 239,541 347 5,735
2012 825,734 615,467 205,295 307 4,665
2010
January 90,767 67,211 22,869 32 654
February 80,209 59,279 20,258 28 643
March 76,544 56,252 19,520 26 746
April 67,037 49,997 16,562 23 456
May 76,061 56,847 18,464 23 727
June 87,395 64,891 21,833 27 643
July 94,993 69,933 24,261 30 769
August 94,786 69,860 24,061 29 835
September 79,573 58,199 20,682 26 666
October 70,918 51,353 18,851 23 690
November 72,756 52,962 19,244 21 529
December 88,645 64,645 23,208 26 765
2011
January 90,208 66,083 23,598 40 487
February 73,614 54,434 18,733 39 409
March 72,645 54,115 18,034 37 460
April 67,128 49,443 17,200 25 460
May 73,522 54,959 18,051 25 487
June 84,156 62,690 20,931 27 507
July 94,304 69,942 23,782 32 548
August 92,297 68,137 23,570 29 562
September 76,790 55,844 20,442 26 479
October 69,605 50,644 18,520 21 419
November 67,059 48,879 17,762 21 397
December 73,610 54,146 18,917 26 521
2012
January 70,744 52,338 17,967 29 410
February 62,974 46,908 15,665 27 374
March 57,468 43,413 13,640 26 388
April 51,806 39,920 11,507 23 356
May 62,801 46,900 15,517 22 361
June 71,656 53,708 17,543 26 379
July 86,516 64,433 21,603 28 452
August 82,676 61,480 20,730 28 439
September 69,478 51,516 17,558 24 381
October 66,486 49,060 17,044 21 361
November 69,913 51,276 18,245 25 366
December 73,217 54,516 18,275 27 398

Notes: Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology to allocate total fuel consumption for electricity generation and consumption for useful thermal output was changed.
The new methodology was retroactively applied to 2004-2007 data. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report.