Electric Power Monthly

Data for January 2015  |  Release Date: March 27, 2015  |  Next Release: April 21, 2015 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2015 and 2014
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel January 2015 January 2014 Percentage Change January 2015 January 2014 January 2015 January 2014 January 2015 January 2014 January 2015 January 2014
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 132,742 157,316 -15.6% 99,479 118,756 32,201 37,261 57 97 1,005 1,202
Petroleum Liquids 1,953 6,041 -67.7% 1,170 2,540 682 3,280 NM NM 71 117
Petroleum Coke 1,039 1,181 -12.0% 804 949 129 110 1 1 105 122
Natural Gas 101,330 90,926 11.4% 43,606 39,048 49,491 43,590 605 638 7,628 7,650
Other Gas 1,086 943 15.2% 24 12 350 318 0 0 713 613
Nuclear 74,270 73,064 1.7% 39,377 38,748 34,893 34,316 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 24,459 21,636 13.0% 22,308 19,221 1,881 2,056 NM NM 266 354
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 23,448 25,705 -8.8% 3,092 3,380 17,545 19,544 260 263 2,552 2,517
... Wind 15,258 18,017 -15.3% 2,521 2,836 12,721 15,169 NM NM NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 1,173 816 43.7% 72 63 1,076 731 23 21 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,752 3,701 1.4% 274 268 1,039 1,040 7 5 2,431 2,389
... Other Biomass 1,818 1,752 3.8% 129 115 1,355 1,283 219 229 114 124
... Geothermal 1,448 1,419 2.0% 95 98 1,353 1,321 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -528 -290 82.1% -436 -218 -92 -72 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,063 1,009 5.4% 43 30 566 538 94 94 361 347
All Energy Sources 360,863 377,531 -4.4% 209,464 222,467 137,647 140,941 1,050 1,202 12,702 12,921
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 71,518 83,600 -14.5% 52,825 62,364 18,288 20,755 26 31 379 449
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 3,395 10,637 -68.1% 2,128 4,743 1,119 5,543 72 235 76 117
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 386 443 -12.7% 300 349 57 55 0.30 0.20 30 39
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 744,386 693,701 7.3% 327,173 309,154 357,433 323,905 5,408 5,723 54,372 54,919
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,583 1,721 -8.0% 0 0 176 193 102 115 1,306 1,413
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 570 1,113 -48.8% 0 0 107 193 121 381 341 539
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 129 118 9.9% 0 0 10 9 2 2 117 108
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 79,631 83,146 -4.2% 0 0 28,268 29,951 4,862 4,988 46,501 48,208
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 73,101 85,321 -14.3% 52,825 62,364 18,463 20,948 128 146 1,684 1,862
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 3,965 11,750 -66.3% 2,128 4,743 1,226 5,736 193 616 417 655
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 516 561 -8.0% 300 349 67 64 3 2 147 146
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 824,017 776,847 6.1% 327,173 309,154 385,701 353,856 10,270 10,711 100,873 103,127
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 157,762 136,185 15.8% 119,871 107,614 35,244 26,033 290 360 2,357 2,178
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 33,515 29,386 14.0% 21,098 20,386 10,477 6,756 355 463 1,585 1,782
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,110 659 68.5% W 216 W 82 W W W W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector January 2015 January 2014 Percentage Change January 2015 January 2014 Percentage Change January 2015 January 2014 Percentage Change
Residential 136,798 146,177 -6.4% 16,555 17,032 -2.8% 12.10 11.65 3.9%
Commercial 111,284 114,169 -2.5% 11,461 11,808 -2.9% 10.30 10.34 -0.4%
Industrial 76,946 77,028 -0.1% 5,091 5,347 -4.8% 6.62 6.94 -4.6%
Transportation 653 735 -11.1% 70 76 -7.8% 10.67 10.29 3.7%
All Sectors 325,682 338,108 -3.7% 33,177 34,263 -3.2% 10.19 10.13 0.6%


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.'