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Data for June 2016  |  Release Date: August 24, 2016  |  Next Release: September 26, 2016 
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Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2006-June 2016 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2015 740,855 548,490 188,032 163 4,169
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 71,302 51,530 19,403 17 351
February 67,056 48,594 18,098 19 345
March 58,308 43,019 14,908 17 363
April 48,549 36,829 11,431 11 278
May 57,217 43,540 13,343 12 321
June 69,166 51,328 17,451 14 373
July 76,833 57,032 19,390 15 396
August 74,067 54,796 18,852 12 406
Sept 65,008 47,582 17,043 11 372
October 53,985 39,774 13,856 11 344
November 49,173 36,122 12,733 11 306
December 50,191 38,342 11,523 12 313
Year 2016
January 62,151 46,090 15,729 13 319
February 50,649 38,053 12,285 14 297
March 39,923 31,511 8,089 14 309
April 39,064 28,973 9,825 10 256
May 45,165 34,071 10,818 9 267
June 63,384 46,646 16,414 10 313
Year to Date
2014 428,357 311,523 114,402 119 2,314
2015 371,598 274,841 94,634 91 2,032
2016 300,336 225,344 73,160 71 1,762
Rolling 12 Months Ending in June
2015 796,875 587,554 204,801 173 4,347
2016 669,593 498,992 166,558 144 3,899

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 and 2016 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.