Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2016  |  Release Date: November 29, 2016  |  Next Release: December 23, 2016 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2016 and 2015
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type September 2016 September 2015 Percentage Change September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015 September 2016 September 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 114,280 117,986 -3.1% 83,380 85,932 30,147 31,074 34 33 718 947 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 920 1,006 -8.6% 620 690 259 273 7 7 35 37 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,003 1,028 -2.4% 807 797 113 140 0 1 83 91 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 125,661 123,036 2.1% 58,466 56,266 58,821 58,525 675 716 7,699 7,528 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,050 1,210 -13.2% 24 20 344 311 0 0 681 879 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 65,420 66,476 -1.6% 33,919 35,034 31,500 31,442 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 16,281 16,094 1.2% 15,222 15,062 995 954 NM 2 60 77 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 26,628 22,647 17.6% 3,416 2,901 20,670 17,122 255 279 2,286 2,344 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 16,435 13,972 17.6% 2,735 2,319 13,685 11,642 10 8 NM 3 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,613 2,217 63.0% 205 130 3,350 2,047 55 37 3 2 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,367 3,450 -2.4% 261 240 898 961 8 4 2,199 2,245 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,762 1,805 -2.4% 123 127 1,379 1,354 182 230 78 94 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,451 1,203 20.6% 92 85 1,359 1,118 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -715 -544 31.5% -626 -477 -89 -67 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,164 1,182 -1.5% 22 49 580 571 89 106 473 456 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 351,692 350,122 0.4% 195,250 196,273 143,342 140,345 1,064 1,145 12,035 12,359 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 1,792 1,330 34.8% 0 0 0 0 641 515 170 135 981 679
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,042 3,238 55.7% 199 123 2,992 1,746 697 553 173 137 981 679
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,405 3,547 52.4% 205 130 3,350 2,047 697 553 173 137 981 679
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 62,430 64,823 -3.7% 44,871 46,706 17,280 17,746 12 10 267 360 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,532 1,656 -7.5% 1,111 1,230 370 378 10 7 41 41 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 383 376 1.9% 311 294 50 61 0 0.26 22 21 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 951,179 930,090 2.3% 454,346 432,653 436,593 437,222 5,963 6,696 54,278 53,518 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,038 1,301 -20.2% 75 75 140 155 37 40 786 1,031 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 186 199 -6.9% 1 1 88 90 9 2 89 106 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 65 98 -34.2% 0 0.04 9 8 0 2 56 88 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 77,918 78,210 -0.4% 865 731 23,164 24,437 3,758 4,076 50,131 48,965 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 63,469 66,124 -4.0% 44,946 46,780 17,420 17,901 49 51 1,053 1,391 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,718 1,856 -7.4% 1,112 1,230 458 468 18 10 130 147 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 448 475 -5.6% 311 294 59 69 0 2 78 109 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,029,097 1,008,300 2.1% 455,210 433,385 459,756 461,659 9,721 10,772 104,409 102,484 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 159,586 164,608 -3.1% 128,420 128,351 29,749 33,757 136 246 1,280 2,254 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 36,676 33,941 8.1% 20,279 21,450 14,390 9,941 653 504 1,355 2,047 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 931 1,566 -40.5% W 973 W 129 W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for September
  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 September 2016 September 2015 Percentage Change September 2016 September 2015 Percentage Change September 2016 September 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 129,114 125,417 2.9% 16,611 16,347 1.6% 12.87 13.03 -1.2%
Commercial 122,960 121,882 0.9% 13,156 13,420 -2.0% 10.70 11.01 -2.8%
Industrial 79,666 84,730 -6.0% 5,698 6,107 -6.7% 7.15 7.21 -0.8%
Transportation 637 615 3.6% 63 63 -1.0% 9.83 10.29 -4.5%
All Sectors 332,378 332,645 -0.1% 35,528 35,937 -1.1% 10.69 10.80 -1.0%


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 for 2016 are preliminary. Values for 2015 are final. 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.'