Table 5.7.C. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste: Consumption for Electricity Generation and
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 22,554 695 18,611 2,952 296
2004 22,330 444 17,959 3,439 488
2005 22,089 560 17,655 3,289 584
2006 22,469 500 18,068 3,356 545
2007 21,796 553 17,885 2,921 437
2008 22,134 509 18,294 3,323 8
2009 22,095 465 17,872 3,622 137
2010 21,725 402 17,621 3,549 152
2011 19,016 388 15,367 3,103 158
2012 18,954 418 14,757 3,577 203
2010
January 1,737 30 1,402 291 14
February 1,562 25 1,276 250 11
March 1,854 36 1,500 306 12
April 1,862 33 1,492 323 13
May 1,940 33 1,521 371 15
June 1,878 36 1,512 316 14
July 1,891 37 1,540 303 11
August 1,887 37 1,518 318 14
September 1,787 32 1,451 293 11
October 1,765 35 1,456 262 11
November 1,755 34 1,457 250 14
December 1,807 33 1,497 265 11
2011
January 1,441 26 1,173 235 6
February 1,352 23 1,108 214 6
March 1,579 29 1,298 240 12
April 1,534 31 1,248 242 12
May 1,615 36 1,296 270 13
June 1,659 38 1,338 271 12
July 1,681 36 1,365 268 13
August 1,667 37 1,332 279 18
September 1,609 36 1,288 268 16
October 1,619 34 1,302 265 18
November 1,609 30 1,283 279 17
December 1,653 31 1,336 272 14
2012
January 1,523 30 1,189 288 16
February 1,427 27 1,106 278 16
March 1,557 36 1,212 293 15
April 1,525 38 1,177 293 18
May 1,648 41 1,274 313 20
June 1,631 37 1,277 299 18
July 1,688 35 1,325 311 16
August 1,641 40 1,274 310 17
September 1,555 30 1,207 301 18
October 1,583 38 1,220 308 18
November 1,554 34 1,224 280 15
December 1,623 31 1,272 304 16

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.