Electric Power Monthly

Data for August 2014  |  Release Date: October 24, 2014  |  Next Release: November 24, 2014 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2014 and 2013
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel August 2014 August 2013 Percentage Change August 2014 August 2013 August 2014 August 2013 August 2014 August 2013 August 2014 August 2013
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 149,006 149,875 -0.6% 114,987 114,165 32,832 34,518 54 66 1,132 1,125
Petroleum Liquids 1,048 1,090 -3.9% 746 812 250 222 15 17 37 40
Petroleum Coke 1,007 1,379 -26.9% 770 952 123 215 1 1 113 211
Natural Gas 121,176 119,480 1.4% 52,076 52,076 61,178 59,278 596 587 7,326 7,539
Other Gas 1,072 1,144 -6.3% 4 6 366 315 0 0 702 823
Nuclear 71,129 71,344 -0.3% 37,182 37,177 33,946 34,167 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 19,786 21,712 -8.9% 17,952 19,804 1,627 1,669 NM NM 204 235
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 18,934 17,277 9.6% 1,986 1,978 14,177 12,530 285 260 2,485 2,508
... Wind 10,187 9,593 6.2% 1,391 1,422 8,787 8,165 NM NM NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 1,937 1,001 93.6% 126 110 1,764 853 45 36 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 3,712 3,586 3.5% 260 229 1,042 943 8 NM 2,403 2,412
... Other Biomass 1,741 1,717 1.4% 117 125 1,321 1,281 226 218 78 92
... Geothermal 1,357 1,379 -1.7% 93 92 1,264 1,288 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -769 -454 69.2% -668 -407 -101 -47 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,105 1,122 -1.5% 43 39 580 593 114 107 367 383
All Energy Sources 383,494 383,968 -0.1% 225,079 226,603 144,981 143,460 1,069 1,041 12,366 12,864
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 81,210 81,984 -0.9% 61,262 61,498 19,509 20,055 22 26 418 404
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,767 1,775 -0.5% 1,347 1,422 361 289 18 19 40 44
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 369 495 -25.5% 286 332 51 94 0.28 0.18 32 69
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 923,476 929,275 -0.6% 408,028 425,592 458,832 443,239 5,573 5,558 51,044 54,886
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 1,429 1,503 -4.9% 0 0 180 234 70 79 1,179 1,190
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 232 245 -5.3% 0 0 94 90 10 9 128 146
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 104 67 55.1% 0 0 9 10 2 1 93 56
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 74,306 77,109 -3.6% 0 0 27,711 29,610 3,974 3,945 42,621 43,553
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 82,640 83,487 -1.0% 61,262 61,498 19,689 20,290 92 105 1,597 1,594
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,999 2,020 -1.0% 1,347 1,422 456 379 28 28 168 190
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 473 562 -15.9% 286 332 59 103 2 2 125 125
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 997,783 1,006,384 -0.9% 408,028 425,592 486,543 472,850 9,547 9,504 93,665 98,439
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) 123,724 156,071 -20.7% 92,819 127,058 28,222 27,061 249 323 2,433 1,630
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 30,509 32,863 -7.2% 20,028 22,231 8,015 8,097 337 403 2,129 2,132
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 569 659 -13.6% W 183 W 77 W W 181 W

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for August
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector August 2014 August 2013 Percentage Change August 2014 August 2013 Percentage Change August 2014 August 2013 Percentage Change
Residential 135,247 137,734 -1.8% 17,601 17,230 2.2% 13.01 12.51 4.0%
Commercial 126,527 127,369 -0.7% 14,011 13,659 2.6% 11.07 10.72 3.3%
Industrial 85,597 84,701 1.1% 6,318 6,144 2.8% 7.38 7.25 1.8%
Transportation 642 634 1.3% 67 66 1.3% 10.37 10.38 -0.1%
All Sectors 348,014 350,437 -0.7% 37,996 37,098 2.4% 10.92 10.59 3.1%


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.'