Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2014  |  Release Date: November 25, 2014  |  Next Release: December 23, 2014 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2014 and 2013
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel September 2014 September 2013 Percentage Change September 2014 September 2013 September 2014 September 2013 September 2014 September 2013 September 2014 September 2013
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 126,634 133,577 -5.2% 96,089 99,308 29,412 33,141 49 54 1,084 1,075
Petroleum Liquids 944 865 9.2% 747 552 153 266 14 16 31 30
Petroleum Coke 958 1,243 -23.0% 712 905 145 148 1 1 100 190
Natural Gas 105,527 101,102 4.4% 43,956 43,496 54,105 50,078 566 543 6,901 6,984
Other Gas 1,106 1,037 6.6% 3 9 372 295 0 0 730 734
Nuclear 67,535 65,799 2.6% 35,296 34,459 32,238 31,340 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 15,901 16,929 -6.1% 14,411 15,339 1,297 1,359 NM NM 190 230
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 19,833 19,065 4.0% 2,325 2,520 14,915 13,898 267 253 2,325 2,393
... Wind 11,473 11,709 -2.0% 1,768 1,988 9,695 9,714 NM NM NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 1,925 979 96.6% 124 101 1,755 842 44 34 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,461 3,396 1.9% 231 219 981 872 NM NM 2,245 2,303
... Other Biomass 1,632 1,624 0.5% 112 120 1,234 1,207 211 212 75 85
... Geothermal 1,342 1,356 -1.0% 91 92 1,251 1,264 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -505 -389 29.6% -423 -297 -81 -92 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,044 1,066 -2.1% 41 28 547 568 108 103 348 367
All Energy Sources 338,976 340,293 -0.4% 193,157 196,318 133,104 131,000 1,006 972 11,709 12,003
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 69,293 72,704 -4.7% 51,460 53,246 17,409 19,047 22 23 401 388
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,588 1,602 -0.9% 1,323 1,170 213 381 17 NM 35 35
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 356 452 -21.2% 268 326 62 62 0.24 0.15 26 65
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 797,271 777,304 2.6% 339,492 348,801 403,673 373,772 5,221 4,881 48,886 49,850
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,367 1,434 -4.6% 0 0 164 199 71 77 1,133 1,157
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 178 207 -14.2% 0 0 64 94 7 NM 107 105
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 104 68 52.2% 0 0 9 8 2 1 94 59
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 69,305 71,563 -3.2% 0 0 25,712 26,806 3,427 3,531 40,165 41,226
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 70,660 74,138 -4.7% 51,460 53,246 17,573 19,247 92 100 1,534 1,545
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,765 1,810 -2.4% 1,323 1,170 277 474 24 NM 142 139
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 460 520 -11.6% 268 326 70 69 2 1 120 124
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 866,576 848,867 2.1% 339,492 348,801 429,386 400,578 8,648 8,411 89,051 91,076
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 126,913 154,143 -17.7% 95,675 125,368 28,502 26,817 252 314 2,485 1,644
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 30,867 32,727 -5.7% 20,049 21,707 8,354 8,509 334 392 2,130 2,120
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 561 706 -20.6% W 191 W 118 W W W W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for September
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector September 2014 September 2013 Percentage Change September 2014 September 2013 Percentage Change September 2014 September 2013 Percentage Change
Residential 120,118 121,114 -0.8% 15,539 15,125 2.7% 12.94 12.49 3.6%
Commercial 120,693 118,977 1.4% 13,391 12,564 6.6% 11.10 10.56 5.1%
Industrial 81,717 80,298 1.8% 5,900 5,734 2.9% 7.22 7.14 1.1%
Transportation 628 631 -0.4% 68 67 2.0% 10.86 10.60 2.5%
All Sectors 323,157 321,020 0.7% 34,898 33,490 4.2% 10.80 10.43 3.5%


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.'