Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2015  |  Release Date: June 25, 2015  |  Next Release: July 27, 2015 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2015 and 2014
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel April 2015 April 2014 Percentage Change April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 April 2015 April 2014
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 88,835 109,591 -18.9% 69,263 80,172 18,708 28,382 48 60 817 978
Petroleum Liquids 922 910 1.3% 711 715 165 163 8 9 38 NM
Petroleum Coke 806 811 -0.6% 561 572 140 142 1 1 105 97
Natural Gas 92,516 76,728 20.6% 41,343 32,854 44,407 36,595 523 538 6,243 6,741
Other Gas 915 784 16.8% 20 18 324 232 0 0 571 534
Nuclear 59,757 56,385 6.0% 31,053 30,312 28,705 26,072 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 22,468 25,053 -10.3% 19,924 22,652 2,299 2,209 NM NM 242 187
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 26,584 26,776 -0.7% 3,258 3,394 20,753 20,694 280 277 2,293 2,411
... Wind 17,835 18,731 -4.8% 2,751 2,901 15,066 15,817 13 9 NM 4
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 2,567 1,633 57.2% 161 118 2,351 1,472 53 42 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,168 3,251 -2.6% 152 163 825 795 NM NM 2,187 2,291
... Other Biomass 1,669 1,783 -6.4% 120 125 1,243 1,321 209 224 98 113
... Geothermal 1,344 1,378 -2.5% 75 89 1,269 1,289 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -208 -378 -45.1% -146 -301 -62 -77 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,030 993 3.8% 39 37 521 528 100 103 371 324
All Energy Sources 293,627 297,653 -1.4% 166,025 170,426 115,960 114,941 963 992 10,679 11,294
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 48,704 58,151 -16.2% 37,578 42,217 10,798 15,546 16 20 312 369
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,555 1,498 3.8% 1,273 1,245 215 205 19 19 48 NM
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 297 298 -0.2% 211 212 59 55 0.19 0.21 27 30
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 691,236 578,188 19.6% 318,449 255,080 323,944 270,394 4,598 4,837 44,245 47,877
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,305 1,498 -12.9% 0 0 121 207 71 90 1,113 1,202
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 250 225 11.3% 0 0 84 88 21 21 145 NM
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 103 104 -0.7% 0 0 10 9 1 2 92 93
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 75,604 69,916 8.1% 0 0 26,206 24,871 4,112 3,722 45,286 41,322
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 50,009 59,650 -16.2% 37,578 42,217 10,919 15,752 87 109 1,426 1,571
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,804 1,722 4.8% 1,273 1,245 299 293 40 41 193 NM
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 400 401 -0.4% 211 212 68 64 2 2 119 124
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 766,840 648,104 18.3% 318,449 255,080 350,150 295,265 8,711 8,560 89,531 89,199
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 170,949 131,110 30.4% 131,327 102,826 36,866 26,057 273 308 2,483 1,919
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 30,427 30,741 -1.0% 19,931 20,971 8,380 7,625 609 399 1,508 1,746
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,087 751 44.8% 776 W 136 W W W W W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for April
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector April 2015 April 2014 Percentage Change April 2015 April 2014 Percentage Change April 2015 April 2014 Percentage Change
Residential 89,825 92,186 -2.6% 11,351 11,342 0.1% 12.64 12.30 2.8%
Commercial 104,385 102,833 1.5% 10,777 10,778 -0.0% 10.32 10.48 -1.5%
Industrial 77,326 77,227 0.1% 5,068 5,206 -2.6% 6.55 6.74 -2.8%
Transportation 623 641 -2.9% 61 64 -4.3% 9.87 10.02 -1.5%
All Sectors 272,159 272,887 -0.3% 27,257 27,390 -0.5% 10.02 10.04 -0.2%


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.
Retail sales 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 retail sales 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 are preliminary. 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.'