Table 5.1.E. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2005 - 2015 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2005 548,666 0 88,364 34,616 425,685
2006 532,561 0 84,335 34,086 414,140
2007 521,717 0 83,838 34,690 403,189
2008 503,096 0 81,416 36,163 385,517
2009 462,674 0 90,867 32,651 339,156
2010 490,931 0 90,184 30,725 370,022
2011 479,822 0 84,855 28,056 366,911
2012 420,923 0 58,275 23,673 338,975
2013 401,108 0 47,677 18,535 334,897
2014 391,550 18,332 37,139 18,805 317,274
2015 356,895 18,640 37,815 13,483 286,956
Year 2013
January 36,987 0 4,287 2,076 30,623
February 33,266 0 3,683 1,946 27,637
March 35,908 0 4,150 1,846 29,912
April 31,406 0 3,702 1,279 26,425
May 32,408 0 3,873 1,451 27,084
June 31,344 0 3,978 1,402 25,965
July 33,467 0 4,395 1,402 27,671
August 32,657 0 4,286 1,397 26,974
September 30,797 0 4,015 1,275 25,506
October 32,206 0 3,187 1,148 27,871
November 35,050 0 4,209 1,523 29,318
December 35,613 0 3,911 1,791 29,911
Year 2014
January 38,562 2,143 3,420 2,286 30,713
February 35,455 1,819 3,386 2,301 27,949
March 37,670 1,807 4,257 2,115 29,492
April 30,526 1,528 3,245 1,435 24,318
May 31,345 1,548 3,073 1,299 25,425
June 30,577 1,185 3,131 1,411 24,850
July 31,888 1,483 3,128 1,556 25,722
August 31,443 1,328 3,069 1,257 25,789
September 29,329 1,280 2,590 1,103 24,356
October 29,267 1,233 2,414 990 24,630
November 31,820 1,387 2,769 1,472 26,193
December 33,667 1,591 2,658 1,582 27,836
Year 2015
January 35,642 1,807 3,662 1,711 28,462
February 32,913 1,775 3,367 1,732 26,040
March 32,194 1,744 3,436 1,429 25,584
April 27,956 1,366 2,757 877 22,956
May 28,711 1,352 3,331 835 23,192
June 28,325 1,546 3,259 1,016 22,504
July 30,648 1,535 3,460 1,088 24,565
August 28,644 1,289 3,279 956 23,120
September 27,840 1,356 3,009 840 22,635
October 26,630 1,459 2,798 832 21,541
November 28,323 1,735 2,668 967 22,953
December 29,071 1,678 2,787 1,202 23,404

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.