Electric Power Monthly

Data for February 2016  |  Release Date: April 28, 2016  |  Next Release: May 25, 2016 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2016 and 2015
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2016 February 2015 Percentage Change February 2016 February 2015 February 2016 February 2015 February 2016 February 2015 February 2016 February 2015 February 2016 February 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 92,900 127,152 -26.9% 70,713 92,630 21,293 33,509 46 59 848 955 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,235 5,222 -76.3% 792 2,067 392 2,995 13 80 NM 80 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 911 1,120 -18.7% 734 879 99 132 1 1 77 107 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 98,368 91,357 7.7% 47,455 43,203 43,306 41,036 577 533 7,031 6,586 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,139 1,080 5.5% NM 25 326 308 0 0 805 747 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 65,638 63,462 3.4% 34,281 33,478 31,357 29,984 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 24,257 22,770 6.5% 21,915 21,402 2,214 1,252 NM NM 124 113 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 29,047 22,959 26.5% 3,771 2,984 22,750 17,466 251 247 2,276 2,262 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 20,214 14,959 35.1% 3,111 2,443 17,084 12,502 12 10 NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 2,423 1,633 48.4% 160 101 2,214 1,499 47 32 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,392 3,418 -0.8% 273 251 953 1,009 7 6 2,159 2,152 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,677 1,603 4.6% 138 105 1,248 1,194 185 199 107 104 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,342 1,346 -0.3% 90 83 1,252 1,262 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -399 -456 -12.6% -332 -387 -66 -69 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 982 910 7.8% 47 30 516 492 76 83 342 306 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 314,079 335,576 -6.4% 179,383 196,310 122,187 127,106 968 1,005 11,540 11,155 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 986 704 39.9% 0 0 0 0 385 312 88 70 512 322
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 3,168 2,175 45.6% 154 101 1,978 1,337 432 344 NM NM 512 322
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 3,409 2,337 45.8% 160 101 2,214 1,499 432 344 NM NM 512 322
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 50,649 67,056 -24.5% 38,053 48,594 12,285 18,098 14 19 297 345 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,129 8,725 -75.6% 1,435 3,668 629 4,774 14 164 NM 119 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 331 419 -21.1% 272 332 39 57 0.25 0.28 19 31 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 722,190 677,621 6.6% 352,524 326,498 314,536 299,026 5,583 5,199 49,547 46,898 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,396 1,454 -4.0% 81 85 106 150 67 72 1,141 1,146 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 219 551 -60.3% 7 46 72 205 16 61 NM 238 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 100 135 -26.2% 0.33 1 9 9 2 2 88 124 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 75,776 73,002 3.8% 955 721 23,992 24,341 4,773 4,545 46,056 43,395 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 52,045 68,510 -24.0% 38,134 48,679 12,391 18,248 81 91 1,438 1,491 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,348 9,276 -74.7% 1,443 3,715 701 4,979 30 225 NM 357 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 431 555 -22.4% 272 332 49 65 2 2 108 155 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 797,966 750,623 6.3% 353,479 327,219 338,528 323,367 10,357 9,744 95,602 90,293 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 190,665 151,333 26.0% 148,654 117,007 40,321 32,758 136 227 1,554 1,341 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 33,005 29,960 10.2% 20,510 20,000 10,788 8,241 350 310 1,357 1,410 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,445 1,125 28.5% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for February
  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 February 2016 February 2015 Percentage Change February 2016 February 2015 Percentage Change February 2016 February 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 115,913 123,777 -6.4% 14,084 15,209 -7.4% 12.15 12.29 -1.1%
Commercial 103,340 105,514 -2.1% 10,488 11,181 -6.2% 10.15 10.60 -4.2%
Industrial 74,291 74,512 -0.3% 4,742 5,146 -7.8% 6.38 6.91 -7.7%
Transportation 650 702 -7.4% 62 76 -18.3% 9.49 10.76 -11.8%
All Sectors 294,194 304,505 -3.4% 29,376 31,611 -7.1% 9.99 10.38 -3.8%


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 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.'