Electric Power Monthly

Data for December 2016  |  Release Date: February 24, 2017  |  Next Release: March 24, 2017 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2016 and 2015
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type December 2016 December 2015 Percentage Change December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 December 2016 December 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 118,790 89,495 32.7% 87,463 68,558 30,591 20,063 45 41 691 832 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,139 948 20.2% 755 650 309 254 10 7 65 38 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 871 749 16.3% 667 604 124 67 1 1 79 77 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 96,412 109,777 -12.2% 45,796 52,345 42,039 48,676 605 617 7,973 8,137 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,007 1,110 -9.2% 23 1 304 302 0 0 680 806 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 71,662 69,634 2.9% 37,268 35,997 34,394 33,637 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 22,538 23,166 -2.7% 20,976 21,296 1,434 1,721 NM 4 123 145 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 32,427 28,602 13.4% 4,564 3,675 25,176 22,202 233 265 2,453 2,460 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 22,991 20,098 14.4% 3,810 3,104 19,159 16,976 13 12 8 6 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 2,299 1,570 46.4% 221 98 2,052 1,448 24 24 NM 1 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,584 3,587 -0.1% 311 259 924 995 7 3 2,343 2,331 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,932 1,969 -1.9% 126 117 1,517 1,504 189 226 101 122 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,620 1,377 17.6% 96 97 1,524 1,280 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -753 -281 168.2% -657 -210 -96 -71 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,144 1,228 -6.9% 24 49 637 607 83 98 400 475 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 345,238 324,427 6.4% 196,879 182,965 134,914 127,458 981 1,033 12,464 12,970 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,202 914 31.5% 0 0 0 0 443 349 114 93 644 471
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 3,406 2,358 44.4% 214 96 1,964 1,324 468 373 NM 94 644 471
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 3,500 2,484 40.9% 221 98 2,052 1,448 468 373 NM 94 644 471
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 64,883 50,224 29.2% 47,265 37,878 17,356 12,041 15 14 249 292 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,899 1,581 20.1% 1,350 1,177 470 354 13 8 67 42 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 337 276 22.2% 261 232 56 26 0.26 0.18 21 18 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 706,376 807,219 -12.5% 342,166 393,358 302,636 351,123 5,512 5,748 56,061 56,990 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,201 1,363 -11.9% 99 95 138 151 57 58 907 1,059 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 225 210 7.4% 2 1 95 90 13 5 115 114 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 95 86 10.3% 0.22 0 10 10 2 1 84 75 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 83,877 81,369 3.1% 1,194 743 22,761 23,382 4,307 4,021 55,614 53,223 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 66,084 51,587 28.1% 47,364 37,973 17,494 12,192 71 72 1,155 1,350 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,125 1,791 18.6% 1,352 1,178 565 444 26 13 182 155 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 433 362 19.3% 261 232 65 36 2 2 104 93 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 790,252 888,588 -11.1% 343,360 394,101 325,397 374,505 9,820 9,769 111,675 110,212 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 165,569 197,781 -16.3% 131,811 153,226 32,133 42,322 144 233 1,482 2,000 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 32,456 34,829 -6.8% 20,399 21,443 10,409 11,441 325 448 1,324 1,497 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,020 1,727 -40.9% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for December
  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 December 2016 December 2015 Percentage Change December 2016 December 2015 Percentage Change December 2016 December 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 120,840 111,670 8.2% 14,750 13,759 7.2% 12.21 12.32 -0.9%
Commercial 109,548 106,829 2.5% 11,047 10,825 2.1% 10.08 10.13 -0.5%
Industrial 75,124 78,224 -4.0% 4,984 5,043 -1.2% 6.63 6.45 2.8%
Transportation 652 619 5.2% 61 61 0.8% 9.40 9.81 -4.2%
All Sectors 306,163 297,344 3.0% 30,843 29,688 3.9% 10.07 9.98 0.9%


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.'