Table 5.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2004 - 2014 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2013 860,729 638,327 217,219 513 4,670
2014 853,634 624,235 224,568 202 4,629
Year 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
Year 2013
January 75,049 55,688 18,919 55 386
February 67,129 49,022 17,700 50 358
March 70,469 52,038 17,979 49 404
April 60,807 45,540 14,852 40 374
May 64,688 48,328 15,922 40 399
June 75,054 56,015 18,605 38 395
July 83,213 61,387 21,360 38 429
August 81,970 61,396 20,127 38 408
September 72,723 53,126 19,179 38 380
October 66,348 49,423 16,521 37 367
November 65,959 49,621 15,930 42 366
December 77,319 56,743 20,125 47 404
Year 2014
January 83,647 61,084 22,129 27 407
February 76,160 55,073 20,699 27 362
March 72,124 51,559 20,147 22 396
April 58,065 41,151 16,541 16 357
May 64,033 47,114 16,521 12 385
June 74,328 55,542 18,365 15 406
July 81,495 60,238 20,821 16 420
August 81,074 60,222 20,422 14 417
September 69,127 50,728 17,998 12 389
October 61,129 44,987 15,772 11 359
November 64,651 46,561 17,720 14 356
December 67,799 49,976 17,434 16 373

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.