Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2016  |  Release Date: June 24, 2016  |  Next Release: July 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 April
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type April 2016 April 2015 Percentage Change April 2016 April 2015 April 2016 April 2015 April 2016 April 2015 April 2016 April 2015 April 2016 April 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 72,224 88,653 -18.5% 54,119 67,605 17,348 20,218 30 33 726 798 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 798 912 -12.5% 579 697 187 171 NM 8 25 36 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,049 805 30.2% 858 565 97 140 0.15 1 93 99 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 100,032 92,979 7.6% 47,080 42,880 45,123 43,198 621 539 7,207 6,363 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,146 931 23.1% 8 20 322 243 0 0 816 668 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 62,365 59,757 4.4% 34,036 31,053 28,329 28,705 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 25,567 22,558 13.3% 23,604 20,179 1,835 2,240 NM NM 123 136 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 29,508 26,770 10.2% 3,956 3,323 23,159 20,861 267 281 2,126 2,305 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 20,555 17,881 15.0% 3,389 2,815 17,146 15,050 12 11 8 5 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 2,981 2,567 16.1% 193 163 2,737 2,347 50 54 NM 3 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 2,898 3,244 -10.7% 182 153 714 892 5 4 1,998 2,195 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,769 1,739 1.7% 129 118 1,322 1,308 200 212 118 102 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,305 1,338 -2.5% 64 75 1,240 1,263 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -452 -214 110.8% -367 -153 -84 -62 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,081 1,067 1.4% 42 35 553 541 97 102 389 389 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 293,317 294,218 -0.3% 163,916 166,204 116,868 116,255 1,028 968 11,506 10,793 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 1,447 1,094 32.3% 0 0 0 0 523 462 136 107 788 524
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 4,155 3,287 26.4% 181 153 2,475 1,983 573 516 NM 110 788 524
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 4,428 3,661 21.0% 193 163 2,737 2,347 573 516 NM 110 788 524
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 39,064 48,549 -19.5% 28,973 36,829 9,825 11,431 10 11 256 278 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,335 1,550 -13.9% 1,042 1,248 252 229 10 17 32 57 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 396 301 31.8% 326 213 43 59 0.04 0.19 27 29 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 757,330 694,463 9.1% 368,386 328,898 333,568 314,913 5,277 5,271 50,098 45,382 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,112 1,374 -19.0% 73 68 171 137 41 53 828 1,116 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 189 207 -8.8% 1 0.48 82 83 11 7 95 116 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 71 120 -40.6% 0.28 1 6 9 0.24 1 64 108 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 76,801 73,667 4.3% 637 589 23,407 24,070 4,994 3,935 47,763 45,072 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 40,176 49,922 -19.5% 29,045 36,897 9,996 11,567 51 64 1,084 1,394 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,524 1,757 -13.3% 1,043 1,248 333 311 21 24 127 173 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 467 420 11.2% 326 213 50 68 0.28 2 91 137 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 834,131 768,130 8.6% 369,023 329,487 356,975 338,983 10,271 9,206 97,861 90,454 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 197,809 169,264 16.9% 154,589 131,680 41,573 36,001 127 206 1,519 1,377 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 32,933 30,918 6.5% 20,844 20,637 10,516 8,358 250 569 1,323 1,354 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,316 1,103 19.4% W 776 W 136 W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for April
  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 April 2016 April 2015 Percentage Change April 2016 April 2015 Percentage Change April 2016 April 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 88,035 89,926 -2.1% 10,942 11,366 -3.7% 12.43 12.64 -1.7%
Commercial 101,938 103,973 -2.0% 10,281 10,735 -4.2% 10.09 10.32 -2.2%
Industrial 75,805 78,056 -2.9% 4,845 5,153 -6.0% 6.39 6.60 -3.2%
Transportation 598 623 -4.0% 56 61 -8.1% 9.42 9.84 -4.3%
All Sectors 266,376 272,578 -2.3% 26,126 27,315 -4.4% 9.81 10.02 -2.1%


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.'