Electric Power Monthly

Data for November 2015  |  Release Date: January 26, 2016  |  Next Release: February 26, 2016 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2015 and 2014
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type November 2015 November 2014 Percentage Change November 2015 November 2014 November 2015 November 2014 November 2015 November 2014 November 2015 November 2014 November 2015 November 2014
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 87,789 119,127 -26.3% 65,529 87,064 21,334 31,053 33 44 893 966 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,016 963 5.5% 737 643 225 268 6 9 49 42 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 701 775 -9.5% 490 577 140 88 1 1 NM 108 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 101,866 84,354 20.8% 46,677 37,477 47,144 39,234 650 560 7,395 7,083 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 848 1,073 -21.0% -0.00 9 211 292 0 0 637 772 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 60,264 65,140 -7.5% 30,751 34,552 29,513 30,589 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 19,381 18,625 4.1% 17,733 17,369 1,535 1,155 NM 2 109 99 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 28,251 26,807 5.4% 3,710 3,564 21,906 20,701 285 245 2,350 2,298 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 19,693 18,867 4.4% 3,094 3,012 16,582 15,835 12 13 NM 6 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 1,889 1,380 36.9% 117 91 1,730 1,260 40 28 NM 1 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,420 3,508 -2.5% 273 251 925 1,080 NM 2 2,220 2,175 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,864 1,691 10.3% 132 116 1,378 1,257 232 202 122 115 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,384 1,362 1.6% 94 93 1,290 1,269 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -285 -531 -46.3% -218 -441 -67 -90 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,102 1,161 -5.1% 46 55 565 578 100 98 392 429 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 300,933 317,495 -5.2% 165,454 180,869 122,504 123,869 1,079 960 11,896 11,797 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 836 673 24.3% 0 0 0 0 326 287 81 67 429 319
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 2,521 1,904 32.4% 113 85 1,529 1,118 366 314 NM 68 429 319
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 2,726 2,052 32.8% 117 91 1,730 1,260 366 314 NM 68 429 319
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 49,200 64,651 -23.9% 36,139 46,561 12,742 17,720 11 14 306 356 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,763 1,681 4.9% 1,393 1,230 305 362 8 28 57 60 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 257 288 -10.9% 178 228 62 33 0.21 0.25 NM 27 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 765,530 633,279 20.9% 361,158 288,760 345,917 287,096 6,088 5,496 52,366 51,927 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,723 1,480 16.5% 344 76 118 138 59 68 1,202 1,198 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 226 220 3.0% 1 0.41 88 90 9 4 128 125 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 121 104 15.7% 3 1 10 9 2 2 NM 92 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 77,570 70,483 10.1% 777 534 24,813 24,002 4,582 3,672 47,397 42,274 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 50,923 66,131 -23.0% 36,484 46,637 12,860 17,858 70 82 1,509 1,554 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,989 1,900 4.6% 1,394 1,230 394 453 17 32 184 186 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 377 393 -3.9% 181 229 72 42 2 2 NM 120 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 843,100 703,762 19.8% 361,936 289,294 370,730 311,098 10,671 9,169 99,764 94,202 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 190,372 145,233 31.1% 150,267 110,221 38,272 32,374 150 288 1,684 2,349 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 33,509 35,318 -5.1% 20,620 22,103 11,218 10,726 248 568 1,423 1,920 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,417 914 54.9% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for November
  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 November 2015 November 2014 Percentage Change November 2015 November 2014 Percentage Change November 2015 November 2014 Percentage Change
Residential 92,390 99,486 -7.1% 11,761 12,417 -5.3% 12.73 12.48 2.0%
Commercial 103,935 104,245 -0.3% 10,764 10,967 -1.8% 10.36 10.52 -1.5%
Industrial 76,357 81,044 -5.8% 5,057 5,470 -7.5% 6.62 6.75 -1.9%
Transportation 606 637 -4.9% 59 65 -9.7% 9.69 10.20 -5.0%
All Sectors 273,287 285,413 -4.2% 27,641 28,920 -4.4% 10.11 10.13 -0.2%


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 2015 are preliminary. Values for 2014 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.'