Table 5.1.D. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 19,996,890 15,517,857 4,215,043 9,168 254,821
2003 20,366,879 15,391,188 4,745,545 13,080 217,066
2004 20,375,751 15,610,335 4,606,584 8,251 150,581
2005 20,801,716 15,397,688 5,250,824 8,314 144,889
2006 20,527,410 15,211,077 5,166,001 7,526 142,807
2007 20,841,871 15,436,110 5,287,202 7,833 110,727
2008 20,548,610 15,189,050 5,242,194 8,070 109,296
2009 18,240,611 13,744,178 4,390,596 7,007 98,829
2010 19,196,315 14,333,496 4,709,686 6,815 146,318
2011 18,074,298 13,551,416 4,399,144 7,263 116,475
2012 15,867,141 11,995,971 3,767,011 6,383 97,775
2010
January 1,792,455 1,341,522 438,461 703 11,769
February 1,584,519 1,181,007 391,557 621 11,334
March 1,493,927 1,114,613 365,639 559 13,115
April 1,316,582 995,633 311,079 481 9,389
May 1,489,806 1,129,893 346,590 514 12,809
June 1,722,718 1,294,123 416,294 601 11,699
July 1,876,586 1,401,288 460,903 676 13,719
August 1,865,192 1,393,687 456,226 644 14,636
September 1,550,912 1,153,963 384,143 556 12,251
October 1,371,705 1,012,350 346,400 487 12,467
November 1,401,177 1,036,324 354,510 432 9,911
December 1,730,737 1,279,092 437,884 541 13,218
2011
January 1,763,170 1,307,741 444,639 836 9,955
February 1,432,157 1,072,748 350,173 798 8,438
March 1,400,484 1,061,807 328,646 756 9,274
April 1,295,986 972,440 313,907 529 9,110
May 1,432,180 1,086,571 335,344 537 9,727
June 1,646,308 1,246,730 388,860 596 10,123
July 1,847,192 1,390,380 445,064 682 11,066
August 1,797,976 1,351,103 434,923 617 11,333
September 1,471,083 1,094,574 366,248 548 9,712
October 1,321,304 978,991 333,369 436 8,509
November 1,271,795 944,086 319,257 415 8,036
December 1,394,662 1,044,244 338,714 513 11,191
2012
January 1,348,608 1,012,122 327,295 595 8,595
February 1,194,392 905,071 280,975 570 7,777
March 1,105,492 846,083 250,739 543 8,127
April 1,007,851 785,334 214,575 473 7,469
May 1,216,206 920,501 287,764 454 7,487
June 1,383,256 1,050,959 323,743 548 8,005
July 1,688,679 1,271,150 407,424 612 9,493
August 1,601,665 1,207,322 384,462 588 9,293
September 1,322,241 998,493 315,266 495 7,986
October 1,262,892 947,165 307,710 439 7,578
November 1,338,310 997,932 332,222 507 7,648
December 1,397,549 1,053,838 334,837 558 8,316

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.