Table 5.1.B. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2005 - 2015 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2005 23,833 0 3,918 1,544 18,371
2006 23,227 0 3,834 1,539 17,854
2007 22,810 0 3,795 1,566 17,449
2008 22,168 0 3,689 1,652 16,827
2009 20,507 0 3,935 1,481 15,091
2010 21,727 0 3,808 1,406 16,513
2011 21,532 0 3,628 1,321 16,584
2012 19,333 0 2,790 1,143 15,400
2013 18,350 0 2,416 843 15,090
2014 18,107 978 1,821 861 14,448
2015 16,632 1,032 1,980 635 12,985
Year 2013
January 1,699 0 225 94 1,381
February 1,527 0 198 88 1,242
March 1,631 0 203 83 1,345
April 1,442 0 192 59 1,191
May 1,479 0 194 66 1,219
June 1,428 0 197 63 1,168
July 1,527 0 219 63 1,245
August 1,496 0 215 63 1,218
September 1,404 0 196 58 1,150
October 1,470 0 164 53 1,253
November 1,599 0 212 70 1,318
December 1,647 0 203 83 1,362
Year 2014
January 1,773 114 171 105 1,384
February 1,641 97 167 105 1,271
March 1,722 95 199 96 1,332
April 1,425 81 162 66 1,115
May 1,450 81 146 59 1,164
June 1,413 63 153 63 1,134
July 1,466 78 150 70 1,169
August 1,451 70 149 58 1,175
September 1,355 70 121 52 1,113
October 1,359 66 122 47 1,123
November 1,480 76 138 68 1,198
December 1,573 86 142 74 1,271
Year 2015
January 1,649 99 197 79 1,275
February 1,505 96 166 78 1,165
March 1,494 94 178 67 1,155
April 1,296 76 144 43 1,034
May 1,335 75 165 40 1,055
June 1,327 87 172 47 1,022
July 1,451 86 187 50 1,129
August 1,345 71 176 45 1,052
September 1,301 75 155 40 1,031
October 1,245 81 145 41 979
November 1,321 99 145 47 1,030
December 1,363 95 151 58 1,059

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.