Electric Power Monthly

Data for October 2016  |  Release Date: December 23, 2016  |  Next Release: January 25, 2017 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2016 and 2015
 

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for October
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2016 October 2015 Percentage Change October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015 October 2016 October 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 99,348 96,759 2.7% 73,088 71,408 25,547 24,463 36 34 677 853 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 941 945 -0.4% 633 682 236 216 8 6 64 40 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 611 827 -26.1% 418 610 141 149 0 1 NM 67 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 102,635 110,005 -6.7% 47,527 49,533 47,008 52,489 583 643 7,517 7,340 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 891 906 -1.7% 6 12 239 216 0 0 646 678 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 60,733 60,571 0.3% 30,016 31,886 30,717 28,685 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 17,249 16,630 3.7% 16,101 15,378 1,065 1,135 NM 3 80 114 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 29,857 24,708 20.8% 3,649 3,375 23,680 18,743 251 266 2,277 2,324 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 20,376 16,380 24.4% 3,076 2,822 17,283 13,541 12 11 6 5 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,132 1,910 64.0% 177 114 2,908 1,762 45 32 2 2 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,105 3,252 -4.5% 181 220 738 826 4 4 2,181 2,201 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,755 1,843 -4.8% 119 122 1,358 1,387 191 218 87 116 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,489 1,323 12.6% 96 97 1,393 1,226 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -561 -443 26.5% -471 -364 -90 -79 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,083 1,204 -10.1% 25 42 566 589 87 95 406 478 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 312,788 312,112 0.2% 170,993 172,561 129,109 126,607 968 1,049 11,719 11,894 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 1,609 1,198 34.4% 0 0 0 0 578 455 156 125 875 618
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 4,492 2,897 55.1% 174 107 2,662 1,558 622 488 158 126 875 618
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 4,741 3,107 52.6% 177 114 2,908 1,762 622 488 158 126 875 618
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 54,638 53,659 1.8% 39,517 39,023 14,860 14,309 13 11 248 317 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,566 1,541 1.6% 1,140 1,215 352 273 11 7 64 46 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 246 300 -17.9% 172 227 62 57 0 0.23 13 16 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 775,514 824,878 -6.0% 368,436 380,830 350,473 386,725 5,144 5,943 51,461 51,380 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,006 1,245 -19.2% 76 81 148 145 37 41 745 979 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 231 225 2.5% 0.28 1 89 98 9 3 133 124 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 112 84 34.3% 0.18 0.43 10 8 0 2 102 73 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 76,146 78,745 -3.3% 695 688 21,651 23,297 3,598 3,788 50,201 50,972 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 55,643 54,904 1.3% 39,594 39,104 15,007 14,453 50 52 993 1,296 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,797 1,766 1.7% 1,140 1,216 441 371 20 9 196 170 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 359 384 -6.5% 172 227 72 65 0 2 115 89 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 851,659 903,623 -5.8% 369,130 381,518 372,124 410,022 8,742 9,731 101,663 102,351 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 165,042 178,243 -7.4% 133,257 138,712 30,217 36,876 136 258 1,432 2,397 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 36,317 34,776 4.4% 20,157 21,540 14,448 10,922 375 564 1,336 1,749 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 971 1,599 -39.3% W 1,026 W 125 W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for October
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry

Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers
(million kWh)
Revenue from Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (million dollars) Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (cents/kWh)
Sector October 2016 October 2015 Percentage Change October 2016 October 2015 Percentage Change October 2016 October 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 101,138 99,349 1.8% 12,595 12,633 -0.3% 12.45 12.72 -2.1%
Commercial 112,314 112,821 -0.4% 11,755 12,100 -2.9% 10.47 10.73 -2.4%
Industrial 77,919 83,249 -6.4% 5,237 5,728 -8.6% 6.72 6.88 -2.3%
Transportation 613 636 -3.6% 58 63 -8.2% 9.44 9.91 -4.7%
All Sectors 291,985 296,055 -1.4% 29,645 30,524 -2.9% 10.15 10.31 -1.6%


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Coal generation and consumption includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, refined coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Natural gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Other Gases includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels include wood, black liquor, and other wood waste.
Other Biomass includes biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and other biomass.
Coal stocks include anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, refined coal, and synthetic coal; waste coal is excluded.
Sales of electricity to ultimate customers and net generation may not correspond exactly for a particular month for a variety of reasons (e.g., sales data may include imported electricity).
Net generation is presented for the calendar month while sales of electricity to ultimate customers and associated revenue accumulate from bills collected for periods of time that vary depending
upon customer class and consumption occurring during and outside the calendar month.
Note: Values for 2016 are preliminary. Values for 2015 are final. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
See technical notes for additional information including more on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-826, 'Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report.'
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'