Table 5.5. Consumption of Coal for Electricity Generation by State by Sector, 2011 and 2010
(Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Census Division
and State
All Sectors Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers Commercial Sector Industrial Sector
  Year 2011 Year 2010 Percentage Change Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010
New England 2,998 6,036 -50% 898 1,247 2,087 4,774 -- -- 12 15
Connecticut 317 1,266 -75% -- -- 317 1,266 -- -- -- --
Maine 14 20 -33% -- -- 7 11 -- -- 6 9
Massachusetts 1,769 3,503 -50% -- -- 1,763 3,497 -- -- 6 6
New Hampshire 898 1,247 -28% 898 1,247 -- -- -- -- -- --
Rhode Island -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 53,658 60,223 -11% 16 35 53,052 59,476 1 1 589 710
New Jersey 1,805 2,922 -38% -- -- 1,805 2,922 -- -- -- --
New York 4,528 6,308 -28% 16 35 4,432 6,192 1 1 80 80
Pennsylvania 47,325 50,993 -7.2% -- -- 46,815 50,362 1 * 509 631
East North Central 210,082 224,480 -6.4% 145,150 156,380 63,646 66,895 112 106 1,174 1,099
Illinois 54,381 55,933 -2.8% 6,478 6,910 47,204 48,333 14 11 685 679
Indiana 52,590 56,220 -6.5% 47,863 51,365 4,678 4,804 36 39 13 13
Michigan 32,451 35,101 -7.5% 32,132 34,742 193 224 46 51 81 84
Ohio 47,611 53,153 -10% 35,865 39,530 11,570 13,535 13 -- 162 87
Wisconsin 23,049 24,074 -4.3% 22,812 23,833 -- -- 3 4 233 236
West North Central 146,881 148,048 -0.8% 145,208 146,462 -- -- 97 83 1,576 1,502
Iowa 23,535 25,595 -8.0% 22,677 24,780 -- -- 47 50 811 765
Kansas 20,129 20,965 -4.0% 20,129 20,965 -- -- -- -- -- --
Minnesota 17,003 17,085 -0.5% 16,515 16,582 -- -- 24 -- 464 504
Missouri 46,408 44,766 3.7% 46,353 44,692 -- -- 26 33 29 41
Nebraska 15,908 14,271 11% 15,711 14,167 -- -- -- -- 197 104
North Dakota 22,130 23,202 -4.6% 22,056 23,113 -- -- -- -- 74 89
South Dakota 1,768 2,164 -18% 1,768 2,164 -- -- -- -- -- --
South Atlantic 140,060 158,882 -12% 118,044 134,170 21,139 24,024 26 28 851 660
Delaware 712 1,223 -42% -- -- 712 1,223 -- -- -- --
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida 22,455 25,315 -11% 21,529 23,912 860 1,338 -- -- 66 65
Georgia 29,092 34,437 -16% 28,894 34,269 -- -- -- -- 198 168
Maryland 8,949 9,886 -9.5% -- -- 8,898 9,830 -- -- 51 56
North Carolina 24,452 29,342 -17% 23,569 28,404 811 847 14 17 58 74
South Carolina 13,994 15,393 -9.1% 13,807 15,249 80 75 -- -- 107 69
Virginia 8,414 10,593 -21% 7,453 9,007 820 1,435 11 11 130 140
West Virginia 31,993 32,693 -2.1% 22,793 23,328 8,959 9,277 -- -- 241 88
East South Central 97,157 102,402 -5.1% 94,110 98,374 2,729 3,665 5 6 314 357
Alabama 28,180 31,025 -9.2% 28,098 30,885 27 53 -- -- 54 88
Kentucky 42,543 41,891 1.6% 42,543 41,891 -- -- -- -- -- --
Mississippi 6,203 8,589 -28% 3,502 4,977 2,701 3,612 -- -- -- --
Tennessee 20,232 20,897 -3.2% 19,967 20,622 -- -- 5 6 260 269
West South Central 166,132 155,461 6.9% 84,931 82,203 80,650 70,196 -- -- 551 3,062
Arkansas 17,491 16,566 5.6% 15,123 15,581 2,343 956 -- -- 26 28
Louisiana 16,717 16,218 3.1% 8,421 8,159 8,292 8,058 -- -- 4 --
Oklahoma 21,497 19,559 9.9% 19,993 18,019 1,311 1,343 -- -- 193 196
Texas 110,426 103,119 7.1% 41,394 40,443 68,705 59,838 -- -- 328 2,838
Mountain 110,554 113,935 -3.0% 98,799 99,953 11,195 13,366 -- -- 560 617
Arizona 23,307 23,176 0.6% 23,217 23,084 -- -- -- -- 90 92
Colorado 18,541 18,770 -1.2% 18,500 18,727 41 43 -- -- -- --
Idaho 19 21 -6.4% -- -- -- -- -- -- 19 21
Montana 9,772 12,005 -19% 298 311 9,460 11,694 -- -- 14 --
Nevada 2,863 3,588 -20% 2,136 2,803 727 785 -- -- -- --
New Mexico 15,496 14,536 6.6% 15,496 14,536 -- -- -- -- -- --
Utah 15,242 15,694 -2.9% 14,582 14,865 422 368 -- -- 237 460
Wyoming 25,313 26,145 -3.2% 24,570 25,626 545 475 -- -- 199 44
Pacific Contiguous 6,196 8,986 -31% 1,985 2,417 4,124 6,487 -- -- 87 82
California 779 832 -6.4% -- -- 699 761 -- -- 80 71
Oregon 1,985 2,417 -18% 1,985 2,417 -- -- -- -- -- --
Washington 3,432 5,737 -40% -- -- 3,425 5,727 -- -- 7 11
Pacific Noncontiguous 1,221 1,230 -0.7% 175 189 919 930 106 90 21 21
Alaska 512 497 3.1% 175 189 231 218 106 90 -- --
Hawaii 709 733 -3.3% -- -- 688 712 -- -- 21 21
U.S. Total 934,938 979,684 -4.6% 689,316 721,431 239,541 249,814 347 314 5,735 8,125

Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; coal synfuel 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.
* = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values under 0.5 are shown as *.)
NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
Notes: See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report.