Table 5.1.C. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 1,005,144 767,803 209,703 1,405 26,232
2003 1,031,778 757,384 247,732 1,816 24,846
2004 1,044,798 772,224 244,044 1,917 26,613
2005 1,065,281 761,349 276,135 1,922 25,875
2006 1,053,783 753,390 273,246 1,886 25,262
2007 1,069,606 764,765 280,377 1,927 22,537
2008 1,064,503 760,326 280,254 2,021 21,902
2009 955,190 695,615 238,012 1,798 19,766
2010 1,001,411 721,431 253,621 1,720 24,638
2011 956,470 689,316 243,168 1,668 22,319
2012 845,066 615,467 208,085 1,450 20,065
2010
January 92,738 67,211 23,240 193 2,094
February 82,029 59,279 20,605 167 1,978
March 78,383 56,252 19,858 149 2,124
April 69,179 49,997 16,845 117 2,220
May 77,725 56,847 18,750 118 2,010
June 89,063 64,891 22,139 135 1,898
July 96,783 69,933 24,586 142 2,122
August 96,593 69,860 24,387 152 2,194
September 81,250 58,199 20,977 133 1,941
October 72,571 51,353 19,139 121 1,958
November 74,496 52,962 19,552 128 1,854
December 90,600 64,645 23,544 165 2,246
2011
January 92,292 66,083 23,939 189 2,082
February 75,447 54,434 19,040 173 1,800
March 74,514 54,115 18,343 164 1,891
April 68,841 49,443 17,487 124 1,787
May 75,298 54,959 18,379 124 1,836
June 85,881 62,690 21,218 130 1,843
July 96,128 69,942 24,095 145 1,946
August 94,103 68,137 23,875 129 1,962
September 78,479 55,844 20,724 122 1,788
October 71,317 50,644 18,814 110 1,748
November 68,748 48,879 18,039 117 1,712
December 75,422 54,146 19,213 139 1,923
2012
January 72,764 52,338 18,256 155 2,015
February 64,771 46,908 15,897 135 1,832
March 59,077 43,413 13,852 128 1,684
April 53,176 39,920 11,673 102 1,481
May 64,319 46,900 15,748 108 1,563
June 73,142 53,708 17,772 109 1,553
July 88,115 64,433 21,850 120 1,712
August 84,307 61,480 21,004 120 1,703
September 70,951 51,516 17,793 107 1,535
October 68,030 49,060 17,283 101 1,587
November 71,512 51,276 18,464 124 1,649
December 74,901 54,516 18,493 141 1,751

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.