Table 5.1.F. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 21,350,382 15,397,688 5,339,188 42,931 570,574
2006 21,059,972 15,211,077 5,250,336 41,612 556,948
2007 21,363,588 15,436,110 5,371,039 42,523 513,916
2008 21,051,706 15,189,050 5,323,610 44,233 494,813
2009 18,703,284 13,744,178 4,481,463 39,658 437,985
2010 19,687,246 14,333,496 4,799,870 37,540 516,341
2011 18,554,120 13,551,416 4,483,999 35,319 483,385
2012 16,288,063 11,995,971 3,825,286 30,056 436,750
2013 16,910,576 12,421,537 4,028,894 27,979 432,167
2014 16,863,554 12,235,960 4,191,273 23,149 413,173
2015 14,524,773 10,475,551 3,662,685 16,926 369,612
Year 2013
January 1,474,344 1,079,455 353,245 3,088 38,556
February 1,318,570 951,650 329,008 2,862 35,051
March 1,393,706 1,015,890 336,724 2,740 38,353
April 1,200,325 885,167 278,957 1,998 34,202
May 1,280,487 943,332 299,483 2,183 35,489
June 1,479,322 1,096,663 346,260 2,137 34,262
July 1,633,462 1,195,369 399,343 2,118 36,631
August 1,601,870 1,196,057 368,224 2,110 35,478
September 1,424,061 1,037,738 350,880 1,985 33,458
October 1,295,294 956,093 301,876 1,813 35,512
November 1,298,109 963,935 294,943 2,287 36,945
December 1,511,026 1,100,190 369,950 2,657 38,229
Year 2014
January 1,667,611 1,205,112 420,488 2,875 39,135
February 1,520,096 1,087,256 394,464 2,886 35,490
March 1,451,555 1,018,919 392,218 2,608 37,809
April 1,157,718 809,221 315,085 1,773 31,638
May 1,271,054 929,017 307,084 1,572 33,381
June 1,470,447 1,092,825 342,590 1,737 33,296
July 1,598,676 1,179,472 382,854 1,896 34,455
August 1,584,106 1,175,589 372,539 1,552 34,426
September 1,348,155 988,314 326,078 1,352 32,411
October 1,190,882 868,785 288,813 1,211 32,073
November 1,272,924 910,003 327,612 1,772 33,537
December 1,330,331 971,447 321,447 1,917 35,520
Year 2015
January 1,415,376 992,163 385,608 2,098 35,507
February 1,348,573 945,310 368,485 2,146 32,632
March 1,161,958 821,453 305,837 1,780 32,888
April 957,233 698,015 228,935 1,122 29,162
May 1,126,049 831,767 263,470 1,049 29,764
June 1,346,669 985,169 330,292 1,314 29,894
July 1,494,640 1,091,122 369,819 1,386 32,312
August 1,443,000 1,050,760 360,269 1,213 30,758
September 1,265,621 904,228 330,260 1,059 30,074
October 1,039,523 748,650 261,710 1,062 28,102
November 950,469 679,971 240,247 1,213 29,039
December 975,661 726,941 217,753 1,485 29,481

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.