Electric Power Monthly

Data for July 2016  |  Release Date: September 26, 2016  |  Next Release: October 25, 2016 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2016 and 2015
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD Percentage Change July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 686,301 827,355 -17.0% 519,201 619,347 160,947 200,927 248 316 5,904 6,765 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 7,396 12,401 -40.4% 5,194 6,975 1,878 4,907 60 161 263 358 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 6,946 6,571 5.7% 5,536 4,951 766 967 4 4 640 649 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 807,949 750,108 7.7% 386,282 345,911 364,560 350,778 4,606 4,334 52,501 49,084 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 7,868 7,759 1.4% 80 147 2,319 2,107 0 0 5,469 5,505 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 470,774 467,827 0.6% 252,183 244,530 218,591 223,297 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 172,428 156,256 10.4% 158,637 143,035 12,929 12,349 NM NM 824 848 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 200,429 170,696 17.4% 24,641 21,160 157,702 130,863 1,893 1,971 16,192 16,702 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 133,810 107,818 24.1% 19,983 16,944 113,697 90,772 82 71 48 32 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 20,971 15,732 33.3% 1,325 998 19,256 14,389 371 327 19 18 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 23,295 24,722 -5.8% 1,756 1,736 6,148 7,066 40 37 15,351 15,883 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 12,600 12,526 0.6% 955 859 9,470 9,362 1,400 1,536 775 769 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 9,753 9,898 -1.5% 621 623 9,132 9,274 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -3,143 -2,914 7.8% -2,565 -2,323 -578 -592 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 7,705 7,516 2.5% 299 242 3,991 3,892 635 691 2,781 2,691 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,364,654 2,403,574 -1.6% 1,349,488 1,383,976 923,106 929,495 7,485 7,501 84,575 82,602 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 9,563 7,116 34.4% 0 0 0 0 3,499 3,018 891 702 5,174 3,397
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 28,403 20,848 36.2% 1,271 926 17,179 12,461 3,869 3,346 910 719 5,174 3,397
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 30,534 22,848 33.6% 1,325 998 19,256 14,389 3,869 3,346 910 719 5,174 3,397
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 374,764 448,431 -16.4% 279,879 331,873 92,709 114,025 81 106 2,095 2,428 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 12,671 21,013 -39.7% 9,445 12,496 2,811 7,678 72 325 342 514 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,614 2,466 6.0% 2,110 1,878 324 406 1 1 178 181 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,094,532 5,639,911 8.1% 2,978,914 2,660,406 2,705,487 2,585,709 41,366 41,793 368,766 352,003 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 8,920 10,328 -13.6% 569 577 1,015 1,160 346 427 6,989 8,165 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,521 1,977 -23.1% 15 58 591 753 91 138 824 1,028 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 588 864 -31.9% 1 5 58 64 7 8 521 786 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 548,478 531,809 3.1% 5,944 4,624 175,622 177,628 33,870 30,834 333,042 318,723 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 383,684 458,759 -16.4% 280,448 332,450 93,725 115,184 427 532 9,084 10,593 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 14,191 22,990 -38.3% 9,460 12,554 3,402 8,431 163 463 1,166 1,542 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,202 3,330 -3.9% 2,112 1,884 382 470 8 9 700 967 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,643,011 6,171,719 7.6% 2,984,859 2,665,029 2,881,109 2,763,337 75,235 72,626 701,808 670,726 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through July
  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 July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD Percentage Change July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD Percentage Change July 2016 YTD July 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 807,172 828,308 -2.6% 100,678 104,323 -3.5% 12.47 12.59 -1.0%
Commercial 778,266 784,901 -0.8% 79,958 83,061 -3.7% 10.27 10.58 -2.9%
Industrial 544,312 557,114 -2.3% 36,183 38,418 -5.8% 6.65 6.90 -3.6%
Transportation 4,388 4,549 -3.5% 415 468 -11.3% 9.46 10.29 -8.1%
All Sectors 2,134,139 2,174,872 -1.9% 217,234 226,271 -4.0% 10.18 10.40 -2.1%

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.
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 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.'