Table 5.7.E. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste: Consumption for 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
2003 13,694 0 3,118 8,858 1,718
2004 19,991 0 4,746 12,295 2,950
2005 20,296 0 4,551 11,991 3,754
2006 21,729 0 5,347 12,654 3,728
2007 16,174 0 5,683 8,350 2,141
2008 18,272 0 6,039 12,174 59
2009 18,785 0 6,229 11,535 1,021
2010 17,502 0 6,031 10,333 1,138
2011 16,766 0 5,807 9,731 1,227
2012 16,310 0 4,180 10,615 1,515
2010
January 1,476 0 518 851 107
February 1,365 0 444 835 86
March 1,572 0 486 992 93
April 1,598 0 495 1,003 100
May 1,961 0 492 1,358 111
June 1,559 0 509 945 105
July 1,481 0 498 900 82
August 1,519 0 489 928 102
September 1,338 0 492 763 83
October 1,218 0 502 632 84
November 1,163 0 543 518 102
December 1,254 0 562 609 83
2011
January 1,262 0 555 661 46
February 1,184 0 480 653 50
March 1,363 0 538 728 98
April 1,203 0 380 729 94
May 1,433 0 546 786 102
June 1,459 0 497 863 98
July 1,369 0 469 804 97
August 1,533 0 460 934 139
September 1,480 0 488 866 126
October 1,433 0 475 818 140
November 1,548 0 443 971 133
December 1,499 0 477 918 104
2012
January 1,350 0 338 893 118
February 1,273 0 321 829 123
March 1,450 0 494 837 120
April 1,341 0 341 867 132
May 1,331 0 307 877 146
June 1,288 0 312 845 131
July 1,373 0 323 930 120
August 1,415 0 337 949 130
September 1,351 0 364 856 131
October 1,453 0 365 955 134
November 1,275 0 350 815 110
December 1,410 0 328 963 119

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.