Electric Power Monthly

Data for February 2015  |  Release Date: April 27, 2015  |  Next Release: May 26, 2015 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2015 and 2014
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel February 2015 February 2014 Percentage Change February 2015 February 2014 February 2015 February 2014 February 2015 February 2014 February 2015 February 2014
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 127,087 143,638 -11.5% 95,374 106,949 30,669 35,493 74 95 970 1,101
Petroleum Liquids 5,237 1,866 180.7% 2,051 1,077 3,008 689 NM NM 89 70
Petroleum Coke 1,115 941 18.5% 869 706 133 123 1 1 112 110
Natural Gas 91,013 75,449 20.6% 40,691 31,214 43,256 36,915 532 579 6,534 6,741
Other Gas 1,020 760 34.2% 22 7 381 252 0 0 617 502
Nuclear 63,462 62,639 1.3% 33,478 32,937 29,984 29,702 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 22,590 17,449 29.5% 20,883 15,644 1,483 1,547 NM NM 221 255
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 22,830 20,955 8.9% 2,921 2,736 17,417 15,730 242 222 2,250 2,267
... Wind 14,964 13,976 7.1% 2,377 2,249 12,572 11,717 10 7 NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 1,634 896 82.3% 101 73 1,497 798 35 24 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,379 3,327 1.6% 253 228 971 926 7 5 2,148 2,167
... Other Biomass 1,523 1,484 2.6% 107 103 1,131 1,101 190 185 95 95
... Geothermal 1,330 1,272 4.5% 83 84 1,246 1,188 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -416 -445 -6.5% -347 -361 -69 -84 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 915 877 4.3% 40 18 479 472 84 79 313 308
All Energy Sources 334,851 324,128 3.3% 195,982 190,928 126,739 120,838 1,025 1,009 11,104 11,354
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 67,181 76,252 -11.9% 49,883 56,134 16,907 19,675 26 30 365 413
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 8,847 3,131 182.5% 3,716 1,896 4,811 1,090 219 75 102 70
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 404 367 10.1% 317 276 57 57 0.28 0.18 30 35
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 674,793 576,829 17.0% 307,810 248,391 316,262 274,859 4,633 5,194 46,088 48,385
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,387 1,600 -13.3% 0 0 166 195 92 115 1,129 1,290
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,005 486 106.6% 0 0 198 98 362 123 444 266
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 123 103 19.1% 0 0 9 7 2 1 112 95
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 72,565 70,254 3.3% 0 0 25,489 25,737 4,536 4,099 42,540 40,417
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 68,569 77,852 -11.9% 49,883 56,134 17,073 19,870 119 145 1,494 1,703
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 9,852 3,618 172.3% 3,716 1,896 5,009 1,188 582 197 546 337
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 528 471 12.1% 317 276 65 63 2 2 143 130
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 747,358 647,083 15.5% 307,810 248,391 341,750 300,597 9,169 9,293 88,628 88,802
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 152,894 122,191 25.1% 116,664 96,427 33,658 23,458 278 328 2,295 1,978
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 29,175 30,681 -4.9% 19,197 20,573 8,091 7,904 338 411 1,549 1,793
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,076 570 88.7% W 202 W 74 W W W W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for February
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector February 2015 February 2014 Percentage Change February 2015 February 2014 Percentage Change February 2015 February 2014 Percentage Change
Residential 123,940 128,190 -3.3% 15,231 15,279 -0.3% 12.29 11.92 3.1%
Commercial 105,504 104,570 0.9% 11,199 11,160 0.4% 10.62 10.67 -0.5%
Industrial 74,110 72,498 2.2% 5,101 5,129 -0.5% 6.88 7.07 -2.7%
Transportation 675 700 -3.6% 73 71 2.8% 10.87 10.18 6.8%
All Sectors 304,229 305,959 -0.6% 31,605 31,639 -0.1% 10.39 10.34 0.5%


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.'