Electric Power Monthly

Data for May 2015  |  Release Date: July 27, 2015  |  Next Release: August 25, 2015 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2015 and 2014
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel May 2015 May 2014 Percentage Change May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014 May 2015 May 2014
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 104,857 119,033 -11.9% 81,574 90,887 22,302 27,050 47 52 934 1,044
Petroleum Liquids 1,031 976 5.7% 724 743 249 192 11 9 47 32
Petroleum Coke 928 1,056 -12.1% 691 825 145 126 0.03 0.32 93 105
Natural Gas 101,148 88,514 14.3% 44,824 40,037 48,822 41,279 657 548 6,844 6,650
Other Gas 1,011 936 8.0% 19 10 288 352 0 0 703 575
Nuclear 65,833 62,947 4.6% 35,089 33,760 30,743 29,187 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 20,102 26,406 -23.9% 18,286 23,871 1,696 2,327 NM NM 118 203
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 26,252 23,994 9.4% 3,149 2,758 20,506 18,500 298 273 2,299 2,463
... Wind 17,060 15,519 9.9% 2,529 2,232 14,513 13,275 13 8 NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 2,665 1,876 42.1% 172 131 2,431 1,696 59 47 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,321 3,418 -2.8% 230 170 900 882 10 8 2,181 2,358
... Other Biomass 1,759 1,781 -1.3% 124 129 1,308 1,343 217 210 110 100
... Geothermal 1,447 1,401 3.3% 94 97 1,353 1,303 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -357 -636 -43.9% -279 -541 -78 -95 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,103 1,071 3.0% 38 42 554 575 105 102 406 352
All Energy Sources 321,906 324,299 -0.7% 184,116 192,393 125,227 119,493 1,120 988 11,444 11,425
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 57,309 64,018 -10.5% 43,920 47,901 13,027 15,694 16 18 346 405
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,747 1,629 7.3% 1,301 1,318 369 251 23 20 55 40
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 343 383 -10.4% 261 301 59 49 0.02 0.09 23 33
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 764,989 675,243 13.3% 348,546 314,387 361,959 307,894 5,603 4,812 48,881 48,150
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,318 1,492 -11.7% 0 0 139 195 68 74 1,111 1,222
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 277 248 11.8% 0 0 87 92 31 28 159 128
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 103 72 42.8% 0 0 10 8 0.14 1 93 63
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 74,244 67,839 9.4% 0 0 25,618 25,369 4,146 3,659 44,480 38,810
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 58,627 65,510 -10.5% 43,920 47,901 13,166 15,889 84 92 1,457 1,627
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,024 1,876 7.9% 1,301 1,318 455 342 54 48 214 168
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 446 455 -2.0% 261 301 69 57 0.16 1 116 97
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 839,233 743,082 12.9% 348,546 314,387 387,577 333,263 9,750 8,472 93,361 86,960
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 176,666 138,695 27.4% 136,288 107,267 38,270 29,207 271 317 1,836 1,905
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 30,591 30,311 0.9% 20,136 20,687 8,622 7,545 335 394 1,498 1,684
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,173 649 80.8% 856 W 143 W W W W W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for May
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector May 2015 May 2014 Percentage Change May 2015 May 2014 Percentage Change May 2015 May 2014 Percentage Change
Residential 94,922 95,516 -0.6% 12,291 12,263 0.2% 12.95 12.84 0.9%
Commercial 109,819 110,375 -0.5% 11,466 11,642 -1.5% 10.44 10.55 -1.0%
Industrial 80,356 81,756 -1.7% 5,344 5,511 -3.0% 6.65 6.74 -1.3%
Transportation 611 649 -5.9% 59 64 -6.8% 9.74 9.83 -0.9%
All Sectors 285,707 288,296 -0.9% 29,160 29,480 -1.1% 10.21 10.23 -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.
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.'