Electric Power Monthly

Data for October 2014  |  Release Date: December 23, 2014  |  Next Release: January 26, 2015 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2014 and 2013
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel October 2014 October 2013 Percentage Change October 2014 October 2013 October 2014 October 2013 October 2014 October 2013 October 2014 October 2013
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 111,967 121,474 -7.8% 84,871 91,919 26,063 28,443 37 54 995 1,059
Petroleum Liquids 910 809 12.5% 663 573 206 193 16 15 26 29
Petroleum Coke 584 1,073 -45.6% 456 759 52 157 1 1 74 157
Natural Gas 96,695 88,049 9.8% 40,065 37,524 49,475 42,974 537 500 6,619 7,052
Other Gas 1,029 966 6.5% 3 8 377 287 0 0 649 671
Nuclear 62,391 63,184 -1.3% 32,017 31,605 30,374 31,578 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 17,051 17,307 -1.5% 15,328 15,678 1,500 1,399 NM NM 220 228
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 22,742 21,099 7.8% 2,904 2,579 17,267 15,876 251 255 2,320 2,388
... Wind 14,552 13,720 6.1% 2,320 2,053 12,219 11,660 NM NM NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 1,701 967 75.9% 123 96 1,539 837 37 32 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,444 3,327 3.5% 238 224 970 813 NM NM 2,230 2,288
... Other Biomass 1,671 1,659 0.7% 125 120 1,263 1,227 199 218 84 95
... Geothermal 1,373 1,425 -3.6% 97 86 1,276 1,339 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -421 -320 31.5% -324 -254 -97 -66 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,025 1,041 -1.5% 31 27 560 547 96 96 338 371
All Energy Sources 313,972 314,683 -0.2% 176,012 180,417 125,778 121,388 940 923 11,242 11,955
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 61,390 66,359 -7.5% 45,837 49,556 15,170 16,412 19 20 364 371
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,480 1,494 -0.9% 1,179 1,202 251 243 17 14 32 34
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 224 408 -45.2% 177 289 24 67 0.22 0.15 22 52
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 727,192 665,310 9.3% 307,383 295,788 368,539 314,502 4,938 4,534 46,332 50,486
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,354 1,550 -12.6% 0 0 156 196 71 78 1,128 1,276
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 199 214 -6.9% 0 0 96 95 6 7 97 112
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 87 109 -19.9% 0 0 9 10 1 1 77 98
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 70,187 72,355 -3.0% 0 0 25,928 25,995 3,613 3,848 40,646 42,513
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 62,744 67,909 -7.6% 45,837 49,556 15,326 16,608 89 98 1,492 1,647
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,679 1,708 -1.7% 1,179 1,202 348 339 23 21 129 146
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 311 517 -39.9% 177 289 33 76 2 1 99 150
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 797,380 737,665 8.1% 307,383 295,788 394,467 340,497 8,551 8,381 86,979 92,998
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 139,043 155,285 -10.5% 104,905 125,321 31,283 28,031 248 307 2,607 1,626
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 31,906 32,973 -3.2% 20,391 21,734 8,927 8,752 434 378 2,154 2,108
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 702 654 7.2% W 214 W 77 W W W W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for October
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector October 2014 October 2013 Percentage Change October 2014 October 2013 Percentage Change October 2014 October 2013 Percentage Change
Residential 97,570 98,656 -1.1% 12,277 12,142 1.1% 12.58 12.31 2.2%
Commercial 113,553 112,171 1.2% 12,348 11,553 6.9% 10.87 10.30 5.5%
Industrial 81,299 80,463 1.0% 5,650 5,468 3.3% 6.95 6.80 2.2%
Transportation 630 589 7.0% 64 61 5.2% 10.24 10.41 -1.6%
All Sectors 293,052 291,879 0.4% 30,340 29,223 3.8% 10.35 10.01 3.4%


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.'