Electric Power Monthly

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

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD Percentage Change May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 562,162 666,359 -15.6% 428,286 497,864 128,846 162,624 291 387 4,740 5,484
Petroleum Liquids 10,225 11,876 -13.9% 5,358 6,135 4,409 5,241 150 185 307 315
Petroleum Coke 4,623 5,204 -11.2% 3,426 4,004 689 631 4 4 504 565
Natural Gas 484,895 409,568 18.4% 214,194 176,318 233,895 195,247 2,922 2,885 33,884 35,118
Other Gas 4,983 4,271 16.7% 104 54 1,723 1,411 0 0 3,156 2,806
Nuclear 327,869 317,432 3.3% 172,325 168,370 155,544 149,063 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 114,314 114,763 -0.4% 103,834 103,559 9,366 9,973 NM NM 1,098 1,212
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 123,219 123,435 -0.2% 15,609 15,650 94,506 94,342 1,361 1,302 11,743 12,141
... Wind 80,478 83,996 -4.2% 12,788 13,021 67,606 70,916 58 39 26 19
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 10,260 6,634 54.7% 649 491 9,385 5,963 216 172 10 8
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 17,057 17,334 -1.6% 1,144 1,084 4,700 4,652 33 27 11,179 11,570
... Other Biomass 8,410 8,602 -2.2% 591 589 6,237 6,405 1,053 1,064 528 543
... Geothermal 7,015 6,870 2.1% 437 465 6,577 6,405 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -1,866 -2,170 -14.0% -1,473 -1,776 -393 -394 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 5,072 4,986 1.7% 179 168 2,617 2,700 478 474 1,798 1,644
All Energy Sources 1,635,495 1,655,723 -1.2% 941,842 970,346 631,202 620,837 5,221 5,256 57,230 59,284
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 303,158 354,256 -14.4% 228,216 261,513 73,046 90,546 110 125 1,785 2,071
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 17,379 20,497 -15.2% 9,688 11,135 6,983 8,608 363 426 345 329
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,710 1,922 -11.0% 1,285 1,470 292 273 1 1 132 179
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 3,615,415 3,113,337 16.1% 1,637,176 1,383,926 1,712,213 1,451,816 25,570 25,818 240,456 251,777
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 7,114 8,071 -11.9% 0 0 771 1,032 425 508 5,918 6,531
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,415 2,563 -5.8% 0 0 566 579 582 685 1,267 1,299
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 580 510 13.7% 0 0 46 40 8 7 526 462
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 383,595 367,033 4.5% 0 0 134,447 133,139 22,381 20,388 226,767 213,506
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 310,272 362,327 -14.4% 228,216 261,513 73,818 91,578 535 633 7,703 8,602
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 19,793 23,059 -14.2% 9,688 11,135 7,549 9,187 945 1,110 1,612 1,627
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 2,290 2,432 -5.8% 1,285 1,470 338 313 9 8 658 641
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 3,999,010 3,480,370 14.9% 1,637,176 1,383,926 1,846,660 1,584,955 47,952 46,206 467,223 465,283

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through May
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD Percentage Change May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD Percentage Change May 2015 YTD May 2014 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 562,183 576,038 -2.4% 69,837 69,868 -0.0% 12.42 12.13 2.4%
Commercial 538,991 539,119 -0.0% 56,328 56,812 -0.9% 10.45 10.54 -0.9%
Industrial 385,470 385,984 -0.1% 25,812 26,585 -2.9% 6.70 6.89 -2.8%
Transportation 3,239 3,373 -4.0% 333 342 -2.4% 10.29 10.13 1.6%
All Sectors 1,489,884 1,504,513 -1.0% 152,310 153,606 -0.8% 10.22 10.21 0.1%

YTD = Year to Date
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.'