Electric Power Monthly

Data for May 2016  |  Release Date: July 26, 2016  |  Next Release: August 24, 2016 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2016 and 2015
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type May 2016 May 2015 Percentage Change May 2016 May 2015 May 2016 May 2015 May 2016 May 2015 May 2016 May 2015 May 2016 May 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 81,873 104,795 -21.9% 62,505 80,817 18,571 23,031 NM 35 771 912 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 965 1,019 -5.2% 671 710 236 253 NM 11 NM 45 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 979 922 6.2% 763 691 124 145 0 0.03 93 86 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 111,214 101,919 9.1% 52,908 46,370 50,178 48,031 651 655 7,478 6,863 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 982 1,016 -3.4% 10 19 286 296 0 0 685 701 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 66,563 65,833 1.1% 36,517 35,089 30,046 30,743 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 25,396 20,210 25.7% 23,435 18,595 1,832 1,498 NM NM 123 113 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 28,918 26,470 9.2% 3,363 3,204 23,000 20,672 272 293 2,282 2,301 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 18,824 17,221 9.3% 2,691 2,593 16,114 14,612 12 11 7 5 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,644 2,602 40.1% 222 169 3,360 2,376 60 55 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,115 3,366 -7.5% 192 227 753 946 NM 6 2,168 2,186 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,877 1,815 3.4% 163 121 1,411 1,366 199 221 104 107 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,458 1,466 -0.5% 95 94 1,363 1,372 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -321 -370 -13.4% -257 -292 -64 -78 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,171 1,136 3.0% 51 39 604 572 96 105 420 421 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 317,739 322,949 -1.6% 179,965 185,242 124,813 125,163 1,059 1,102 11,902 11,442 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 1,596 1,202 32.8% 0 0 0 0 570 505 150 119 877 578
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 4,851 3,456 40.3% 208 153 2,984 2,043 629 560 NM NM 877 578
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,240 3,803 37.8% 222 169 3,360 2,376 629 560 NM NM 877 578
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 45,165 57,217 -21.1% 34,071 43,540 10,818 13,343 9 12 267 321 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,601 1,740 -8.0% 1,207 1,274 325 375 NM 20 58 70 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 376 343 9.8% 296 260 52 59 0 0.02 28 23 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 839,403 768,905 9.2% 407,322 358,129 374,139 355,250 5,484 6,174 52,459 49,353 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,168 1,420 -17.8% 77 76 143 172 33 50 914 1,123 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 225 215 4.8% 0.19 0.47 89 86 NM 10 123 119 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 70 101 -30.4% 0.05 1 6 10 0 0.14 64 90 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 76,262 74,544 2.3% 612 584 25,199 24,665 4,580 4,259 45,871 45,036 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 46,333 58,637 -21.0% 34,148 43,616 10,961 13,514 42 62 1,181 1,444 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,826 1,954 -6.6% 1,207 1,274 414 461 NM 30 181 189 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 447 444 0.7% 296 261 58 69 0 0.16 92 113 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 915,665 843,449 8.6% 407,934 358,712 399,338 379,915 10,064 10,433 98,330 94,388 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 197,263 175,001 12.7% 153,713 135,932 41,888 37,504 129 200 1,533 1,366 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 33,179 31,020 7.0% 21,047 20,786 10,586 8,599 244 294 1,302 1,341 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,196 1,179 1.5% W 856 W 143 W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for May
  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 May 2016 May 2015 Percentage Change May 2016 May 2015 Percentage Change May 2016 May 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 93,867 94,863 -1.1% 12,011 12,288 -2.3% 12.80 12.95 -1.2%
Commercial 107,939 109,127 -1.1% 11,063 11,390 -2.9% 10.25 10.44 -1.8%
Industrial 78,258 80,738 -3.1% 5,115 5,418 -5.6% 6.54 6.71 -2.5%
Transportation 585 611 -4.2% 53 60 -11.6% 9.13 9.89 -7.7%
All Sectors 280,649 285,339 -1.6% 28,242 29,157 -3.1% 10.06 10.22 -1.6%


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.
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.'