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Data for March 2016  |  Release Date: May 25, 2016  |  Next Release: June 23, 2016 
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Table 4.10.B. Average Cost of Coal Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, (Year-to-Date) March 2016 and 2015
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD Percentage Change March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD
New England W 3.60 W -- 3.74 W 3.57
Connecticut W W W -- -- W W
Maine W W W -- -- W W
Massachusetts W W W -- -- W W
New Hampshire -- 3.74 -- -- 3.74 -- --
Rhode Island -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 2.16 2.62 -18% -- -- 2.16 2.62
New Jersey W 4.01 W -- -- W 4.01
New York -- 3.15 -- -- -- -- 3.15
Pennsylvania W 2.54 W -- -- W 2.54
East North Central 2.10 2.23 -5.8% 2.19 2.32 1.95 2.09
Illinois W 1.98 W 1.98 2.04 W 1.96
Indiana W W W 2.26 2.37 W W
Michigan 2.33 W W 2.33 2.56 -- W
Ohio 2.09 W W 2.05 2.14 2.12 W
Wisconsin 2.16 2.33 -7.3% 2.16 2.33 -- --
West North Central 1.72 1.79 -3.9% 1.72 1.79 -- --
Iowa 1.60 1.67 -4.2% 1.60 1.67 -- --
Kansas 1.71 1.74 -1.7% 1.71 1.74 -- --
Minnesota 2.10 1.97 6.6% 2.10 1.97 -- --
Missouri 1.87 1.96 -4.6% 1.87 1.96 -- --
Nebraska 1.32 1.37 -3.6% 1.32 1.37 -- --
North Dakota 1.51 1.56 -3.2% 1.51 1.56 -- --
South Dakota 2.26 2.17 4.1% 2.26 2.17 -- --
South Atlantic 2.75 2.99 -8.0% 2.79 3.02 2.36 2.73
Delaware W W W -- -- W W
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida W W W 3.00 3.10 W W
Georgia 2.89 2.98 -3.0% 2.89 2.98 -- --
Maryland 2.68 2.97 -9.8% -- -- 2.68 2.97
North Carolina 3.11 3.56 -13% 3.11 3.56 -- --
South Carolina 3.26 3.60 -9.4% 3.26 3.60 -- --
Virginia W W W 2.94 3.05 W W
West Virginia W 2.36 W 2.30 2.39 W 2.14
East South Central W W W 2.22 2.36 W W
Alabama 2.41 2.42 -0.4% 2.41 2.42 -- --
Kentucky 2.13 2.27 -6.2% 2.13 2.27 -- --
Mississippi W W W 2.74 3.24 W W
Tennessee 2.27 2.43 -6.6% 2.27 2.43 -- --
West South Central 1.94 2.09 -7.2% 2.20 2.19 1.66 1.96
Arkansas W W W 2.30 2.22 W W
Louisiana W W W 2.69 2.78 W W
Oklahoma W W W 1.94 2.00 W W
Texas 1.79 2.04 -12% 2.13 2.17 1.62 1.94
Mountain W W W 1.87 1.91 W W
Arizona 2.16 2.02 6.9% 2.16 2.02 -- --
Colorado 1.86 1.84 1.1% 1.86 1.84 -- --
Idaho -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Montana W W W -- -- W W
Nevada W W W 1.88 2.69 W W
New Mexico 1.95 2.42 -19% 1.95 2.42 -- --
Utah 1.95 1.96 -0.5% 1.95 1.96 -- --
Wyoming 1.61 1.55 3.9% 1.61 1.55 -- --
Pacific Contiguous W W W 2.32 2.43 W W
California -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Oregon 2.32 2.43 -4.5% 2.32 2.43 -- --
Washington W W W -- -- W W
Pacific Noncontiguous W W W 3.11 -- W W
Alaska 3.11 -- -- 3.11 -- -- --
Hawaii W W W -- -- W W
U.S. Total 2.12 2.26 -6.2% 2.17 2.28 1.96 2.22

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 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."