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Data for January 2015  |  Release Date: March 27, 2015  |  Next Release: April 21, 2015 
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Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2005-January 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 854,416 636,173 212,998 269 4,976
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
2014
January 83,600 62,364 20,755 31 449
February 76,252 56,134 19,675 30 413
March 72,234 52,897 18,876 27 435
April 58,151 42,217 15,546 20 369
May 64,018 47,901 15,694 18 405
June 74,488 56,639 17,393 21 435
July 81,580 61,315 19,793 21 450
August 81,164 61,258 19,444 20 442
Sept 69,242 51,465 17,335 19 422
October 61,323 45,819 15,103 16 385
November 64,633 47,394 16,841 21 376
December 67,730 50,769 16,543 24 394
2015
January 71,518 52,825 18,288 26 379
Year to Date
2013 75,049 55,688 18,919 55 386
2014 83,600 62,364 20,755 31 449
2015 71,518 52,825 18,288 26 379
Rolling 12 Months Ending in January
2014 869,280 645,003 219,055 489 4,733
2015 842,335 626,634 210,531 265 4,905

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 2013 and prior years are final. Values for 2014 and 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.