Table 5.7.A. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2003 21,196 695 18,300 2,087 115
2004 19,587 444 17,308 1,811 24
2005 19,370 560 17,033 1,753 25
2006 19,629 500 17,343 1,761 25
2007 19,576 553 17,116 1,785 122
2008 19,805 509 17,487 1,809 0
2009 19,669 465 17,048 2,155 0
2010 19,437 402 16,802 2,233 0
2011 16,972 388 14,625 1,955 4
2012 16,968 418 14,235 2,304 12
2010
January 1,546 30 1,332 184 0
February 1,384 25 1,215 144 0
March 1,650 36 1,434 180 0
April 1,655 33 1,426 196 0
May 1,692 33 1,454 204 0
June 1,674 36 1,442 196 0
July 1,697 37 1,472 188 0
August 1,689 37 1,452 201 0
September 1,609 32 1,383 194 0
October 1,602 35 1,388 179 0
November 1,599 34 1,383 182 0
December 1,639 33 1,421 185 0
2011
January 1,282 26 1,100 156 0
February 1,206 23 1,046 136 0
March 1,412 29 1,229 154 0
April 1,387 31 1,201 156 0
May 1,440 36 1,227 177 0
June 1,482 38 1,274 170 0
July 1,514 36 1,305 173 1
August 1,481 37 1,274 170 1
September 1,429 36 1,226 166 1
October 1,445 34 1,241 169 1
November 1,422 30 1,226 165 1
December 1,472 31 1,275 164 1
2012
January 1,361 30 1,147 183 1
February 1,274 27 1,067 179 1
March 1,380 36 1,151 192 0.49
April 1,362 38 1,134 189 1
May 1,485 41 1,235 207 1
June 1,473 37 1,238 196 1
July 1,519 35 1,284 199 1
August 1,468 40 1,232 195 1
September 1,389 30 1,161 197 1
October 1,407 38 1,174 194 1
November 1,398 34 1,180 182 1
December 1,454 31 1,231 190 1

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.
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.