Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2016  |  Release Date: November 29, 2016  |  Next Release: December 23, 2016 
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Table 4.10.B. Average Cost of Coal Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, (Year-to-Date) September 2016 and 2015
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD Percentage Change September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD
New England 3.06 3.57 -14% 4.05 3.92 2.87 3.38
Connecticut W W W -- -- W W
Maine W W W -- -- W W
Massachusetts W W W -- -- W W
New Hampshire 4.05 3.92 3.3% 4.05 3.92 -- --
Rhode Island -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 2.02 2.39 -15% -- -- 2.02 2.39
New Jersey W 3.89 W -- -- W 3.89
New York W 3.05 W -- -- W 3.05
Pennsylvania 1.95 2.32 -16% -- -- 1.95 2.32
East North Central 2.09 2.20 -5.0% 2.18 2.31 1.96 2.05
Illinois W 1.93 W 2.01 2.06 W 1.90
Indiana W W W 2.25 2.32 W W
Michigan W W W 2.25 2.42 W W
Ohio 2.06 W W 1.89 2.13 2.13 W
Wisconsin 2.22 2.30 -3.5% 2.22 2.30 -- --
West North Central 1.72 1.74 -1.1% 1.72 1.74 -- --
Iowa 1.61 1.65 -2.4% 1.61 1.65 -- --
Kansas 1.70 1.71 -0.6% 1.70 1.71 -- --
Minnesota 2.07 1.92 7.8% 2.07 1.92 -- --
Missouri 1.86 1.91 -2.6% 1.86 1.91 -- --
Nebraska 1.35 1.36 -0.7% 1.35 1.36 -- --
North Dakota 1.55 1.56 -0.6% 1.55 1.56 -- --
South Dakota 2.23 2.17 2.8% 2.23 2.17 -- --
South Atlantic 2.76 2.96 -6.8% 2.79 2.99 2.51 2.71
Delaware W W W -- -- W W
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida W W W 3.03 3.07 W W
Georgia 2.83 2.97 -4.7% 2.83 2.97 -- --
Maryland 2.83 2.88 -1.7% -- -- 2.83 2.88
North Carolina 3.10 3.51 -12% 3.10 3.50 -- 3.58
South Carolina 3.19 3.56 -10% 3.19 3.56 -- --
Virginia W 2.97 W 2.90 2.89 W 3.51
West Virginia W 2.33 W 2.32 2.38 W 2.06
East South Central W W W 2.21 2.34 W W
Alabama 2.40 2.46 -2.4% 2.40 2.46 -- --
Kentucky 2.12 2.23 -4.9% 2.12 2.23 -- --
Mississippi W W W 2.68 3.15 W W
Tennessee 2.23 2.40 -7.1% 2.23 2.40 -- --
West South Central 1.91 2.08 -8.2% 2.16 2.19 1.65 1.95
Arkansas W W W 2.21 2.25 W W
Louisiana W W W 2.80 2.99 W W
Oklahoma W W W 1.91 1.98 W W
Texas 1.79 2.01 -11% 2.10 2.14 1.61 1.92
Mountain W W W 1.90 1.94 W W
Arizona 2.14 2.08 2.9% 2.14 2.08 -- --
Colorado 1.90 1.84 3.3% 1.90 1.84 -- --
Idaho -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Montana W W W -- 1.79 W W
Nevada W W W 2.02 2.59 W W
New Mexico 1.82 2.37 -23% 1.82 2.37 -- --
Utah 1.95 1.95 0.0% 1.95 1.95 -- --
Wyoming 1.74 W W 1.74 1.64 -- W
Pacific Contiguous W W W 2.27 2.38 W W
California -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Oregon 2.27 2.38 -4.6% 2.27 2.38 -- --
Washington W W W -- -- W W
Pacific Noncontiguous W W W 3.10 3.14 W W
Alaska 3.10 3.14 -1.3% 3.10 3.14 -- --
Hawaii W W W -- -- W W
U.S. Total 2.12 2.24 -5.4% 2.17 2.27 1.95 2.14

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes:
See Glossary for definitions. Values for 2015 are final. Values for 2016 are preliminary.
See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."