Table 5.7.B. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 1,358 0 311 865 182
2004 2,743 0 651 1,628 464
2005 2,719 0 623 1,536 560
2006 2,840 0 725 1,595 520
2007 2,219 0 768 1,136 315
2008 2,328 0 806 1,514 8
2009 2,426 0 823 1,466 137
2010 2,287 0 819 1,316 152
2011 2,044 0 742 1,148 154
2012 1,986 0 522 1,273 190
2010
January 191 0 69 107 14
February 178 0 61 106 11
March 204 0 66 126 12
April 207 0 67 127 13
May 249 0 67 167 15
June 204 0 69 120 14
July 194 0 68 115 11
August 198 0 66 118 14
September 177 0 67 99 11
October 163 0 69 83 11
November 155 0 74 68 14
December 167 0 76 80 11
2011
January 158 0 73 79 6
February 146 0 62 78 6
March 167 0 68 86 12
April 146 0 48 86 12
May 175 0 69 92 13
June 177 0 63 101 12
July 167 0 60 95 12
August 185 0 58 110 17
September 180 0 62 102 16
October 174 0 61 96 18
November 187 0 56 114 17
December 181 0 61 107 13
2012
January 162 0 42 105 15
February 154 0 40 98 15
March 176 0 61 100 15
April 163 0 43 104 17
May 163 0 39 106 18
June 158 0 39 102 16
July 168 0 40 113 15
August 173 0 42 115 16
September 166 0 46 104 16
October 177 0 46 114 17
November 156 0 44 98 14
December 170 0 41 114 15

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.