Electric Power Monthly

Data for July 2016  |  Release Date: September 26, 2016  |  Next Release: October 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 July
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2016 July 2015 Percentage Change July 2016 July 2015 July 2016 July 2015 July 2016 July 2015 July 2016 July 2015 July 2016 July 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 136,860 139,598 -2.0% 101,618 105,860 34,291 32,611 30 44 921 1,083 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,272 1,205 5.5% 917 863 297 293 NM 13 48 36 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,062 1,142 -7.0% 833 898 136 140 1 0 92 104 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 152,459 141,365 7.8% 72,960 64,894 70,692 68,036 770 720 8,037 7,716 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,044 1,274 -18.1% 24 17 314 309 0 0 706 948 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 70,349 71,412 -1.5% 37,918 37,055 32,430 34,357 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 21,365 21,114 1.2% 19,938 18,979 1,330 2,017 NM NM 92 113 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 28,511 23,721 20.2% 3,076 2,698 22,728 18,157 291 305 2,415 2,561 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 17,589 13,686 28.5% 2,318 1,954 15,256 11,719 11 NM NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 4,064 2,754 47.6% 240 172 3,749 2,522 71 58 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,583 3,913 -8.4% 308 323 969 1,142 8 7 2,298 2,441 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,850 1,932 -4.3% 120 156 1,420 1,432 201 231 109 113 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,425 1,436 -0.8% 91 93 1,334 1,343 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -784 -513 52.7% -678 -413 -106 -101 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,167 1,217 -4.1% 23 56 612 604 96 110 437 447 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 413,304 401,536 2.9% 236,631 230,908 162,723 156,424 1,202 1,196 12,748 13,008 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 1,717 1,276 34.6% 0 0 0 0 597 528 159 123 962 625
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,310 3,648 45.6% 234 154 3,283 2,156 668 586 NM NM 962 625
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,782 4,031 43.4% 240 172 3,749 2,522 668 586 NM NM 962 625
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 74,428 76,833 -3.1% 54,535 57,032 19,549 19,390 10 15 333 396 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,231 2,041 9.3% 1,707 1,540 457 423 NM 24 57 54 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 408 421 -3.0% 325 333 56 59 0.14 0 27 28 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,183,821 1,088,254 8.8% 580,676 511,438 539,657 514,942 6,645 6,765 56,843 55,110 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,187 1,494 -20.6% 85 83 161 190 38 53 903 1,168 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 255 219 16.2% 0.43 1 90 98 NM 12 152 109 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 79 104 -23.6% 0 1 8 9 1 0 70 94 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 81,742 77,182 5.9% 954 755 26,432 26,611 5,233 4,322 49,123 45,493 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 75,615 78,327 -3.5% 54,620 57,115 19,710 19,580 48 68 1,237 1,565 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,486 2,260 10.0% 1,707 1,540 546 521 NM 36 209 163 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 488 525 -7.1% 325 334 65 68 1 0 97 123 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,265,563 1,165,436 8.6% 581,630 512,193 566,088 541,554 11,878 11,087 105,966 100,603 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 173,471 160,257 8.2% 137,434 125,879 34,252 32,716 124 176 1,661 1,486 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 32,533 30,746 5.8% 20,648 20,442 10,339 8,623 240 258 1,306 1,423 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 964 1,235 -21.9% W 909 W 156 W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for July
  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 July 2016 July 2015 Percentage Change July 2016 July 2015 Percentage Change July 2016 July 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 153,952 145,418 5.9% 19,521 18,886 3.4% 12.68 12.99 -2.4%
Commercial 129,233 128,448 0.6% 13,727 14,155 -3.0% 10.62 11.02 -3.6%
Industrial 83,301 85,400 -2.5% 6,022 6,355 -5.3% 7.23 7.44 -2.8%
Transportation 651 650 0.1% 63 68 -7.3% 9.69 10.46 -7.4%
All Sectors 367,137 359,916 2.0% 39,332 39,464 -0.3% 10.71 10.96 -2.3%


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.'