Table 5.1.B. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 17,561 0 2,255 929 14,377
2003 17,720 0 2,080 1,234 14,406
2004 24,275 0 3,809 1,540 18,926
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
2010
January 1,972 0 371 160 1,440
February 1,820 0 347 139 1,334
March 1,839 0 338 123 1,378
April 2,142 0 284 95 1,764
May 1,664 0 285 95 1,283
June 1,668 0 306 108 1,255
July 1,790 0 325 112 1,354
August 1,807 0 326 123 1,359
September 1,677 0 296 107 1,275
October 1,653 0 287 98 1,267
November 1,740 0 308 107 1,325
December 1,955 0 336 139 1,481
2011
January 2,084 0 340 149 1,595
February 1,833 0 307 135 1,391
March 1,869 0 310 127 1,431
April 1,713 0 287 98 1,327
May 1,776 0 328 99 1,349
June 1,726 0 287 103 1,336
July 1,824 0 313 113 1,397
August 1,807 0 305 101 1,400
September 1,689 0 283 96 1,309
October 1,712 0 294 89 1,329
November 1,689 0 277 96 1,315
December 1,812 0 296 113 1,403
2012
January 2,021 0 289 127 1,605
February 1,797 0 232 108 1,458
March 1,609 0 212 101 1,295
April 1,370 0 166 79 1,125
May 1,518 0 230 86 1,202
June 1,486 0 229 83 1,174
July 1,598 0 247 91 1,260
August 1,631 0 275 93 1,264
September 1,473 0 235 83 1,154
October 1,545 0 239 80 1,226
November 1,600 0 218 99 1,283
December 1,685 0 218 113 1,354

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.