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Data for November 2015  |  Release Date: January 26, 2016  |  Next Release: February 26, 2016 
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Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2005-November 2015 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2005 1,041,448 761,349 272,218 377 7,504
2006 1,030,556 753,390 269,412 347 7,408
2007 1,046,795 764,765 276,581 361 5,089
2008 1,042,335 760,326 276,565 369 5,075
2009 934,683 695,615 234,077 317 4,674
2010 979,684 721,431 249,814 314 8,125
2011 934,938 689,316 239,541 347 5,735
2012 825,734 615,467 205,295 307 4,665
2013 860,729 638,327 217,219 513 4,670
2014 853,634 624,235 224,568 202 4,629
Year 2013
January 75,049 55,688 18,919 55 386
February 67,129 49,022 17,700 50 358
March 70,469 52,038 17,979 49 404
April 60,807 45,540 14,852 40 374
May 64,688 48,328 15,922 40 399
June 75,054 56,015 18,605 38 395
July 83,213 61,387 21,360 38 429
August 81,970 61,396 20,127 38 408
Sept 72,723 53,126 19,179 38 380
October 66,348 49,423 16,521 37 367
November 65,959 49,621 15,930 42 366
December 77,319 56,743 20,125 47 404
Year 2014
January 83,647 61,084 22,129 27 407
February 76,160 55,073 20,699 27 362
March 72,124 51,559 20,147 22 396
April 58,065 41,151 16,541 16 357
May 64,033 47,114 16,521 12 385
June 74,328 55,542 18,365 15 406
July 81,495 60,238 20,821 16 420
August 81,074 60,222 20,422 14 417
Sept 69,127 50,728 17,998 12 389
October 61,129 44,987 15,772 11 359
November 64,651 46,561 17,720 14 356
December 67,799 49,976 17,434 16 373
Year 2015
January 71,378 51,575 19,435 17 351
February 67,116 48,634 18,119 19 344
March 58,375 43,059 14,935 17 363
April 48,567 36,838 11,440 11 278
May 57,238 43,543 13,361 12 321
June 69,226 51,364 17,476 14 373
July 76,916 57,085 19,420 15 396
August 74,132 54,831 18,883 12 406
Sept 65,088 47,634 17,071 11 372
October 53,994 39,774 13,866 11 344
November 49,200 36,139 12,742 11 306
Year to Date
2013 783,409 581,583 197,094 466 4,266
2014 785,834 574,259 207,134 185 4,255
2015 691,230 510,477 176,747 151 3,854
Rolling 12 Months Ending in November
2014 863,154 631,003 227,259 233 4,659
2015 759,029 560,452 194,181 167 4,228

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 for 2014 and prior years are final. Values for 2015 are preliminary. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal 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.
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.