Table 5.1.F. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
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 20,417,974 15,517,857 4,265,084 32,267 602,765
2003 20,783,579 15,391,188 4,793,362 41,559 557,471
2004 20,940,247 15,610,335 4,694,565 42,789 592,559
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
2010
January 1,836,969 1,341,522 447,089 4,148 44,210
February 1,625,407 1,181,007 399,597 3,645 41,158
March 1,535,456 1,114,613 373,565 3,205 44,072
April 1,366,458 995,633 317,902 2,528 50,395
May 1,527,484 1,129,893 353,433 2,613 41,544
June 1,760,264 1,294,123 423,479 3,063 39,599
July 1,917,007 1,401,288 468,702 3,280 43,738
August 1,905,714 1,393,687 463,860 3,411 44,757
September 1,588,834 1,153,963 391,314 2,906 40,652
October 1,408,993 1,012,350 353,393 2,585 40,664
November 1,440,058 1,036,324 361,692 2,695 39,346
December 1,774,601 1,279,092 445,843 3,460 46,205
2011
January 1,809,863 1,307,741 452,604 4,040 45,479
February 1,473,056 1,072,748 357,302 3,677 39,330
March 1,442,520 1,061,807 336,094 3,436 41,183
April 1,334,000 972,440 320,611 2,593 38,357
May 1,471,658 1,086,571 343,024 2,674 39,389
June 1,684,806 1,246,730 395,552 2,854 39,670
July 1,888,069 1,390,380 452,416 3,191 42,082
August 1,838,295 1,351,103 442,059 2,856 42,277
September 1,508,800 1,094,574 372,875 2,625 38,726
October 1,359,328 978,991 340,273 2,216 37,848
November 1,308,974 944,086 325,505 2,329 37,055
December 1,434,749 1,044,244 345,685 2,829 41,990
2012
January 1,391,633 1,012,122 333,409 3,164 42,938
February 1,232,563 905,071 285,886 2,797 38,809
March 1,140,974 846,083 255,475 2,577 36,839
April 1,037,996 785,334 218,213 2,064 32,384
May 1,249,868 920,501 292,830 2,263 34,274
June 1,416,152 1,050,959 328,624 2,377 34,192
July 1,723,783 1,271,150 412,576 2,627 37,429
August 1,637,121 1,207,322 389,956 2,581 37,261
September 1,354,391 998,493 320,123 2,223 33,552
October 1,296,510 947,165 312,612 2,054 34,679
November 1,372,937 997,932 336,496 2,468 36,041
December 1,434,135 1,053,838 339,084 2,862 38,352

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.