Electric Power Monthly

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

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD Percentage Change August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 1,105,161 1,067,212 3.6% 835,535 801,352 260,051 256,630 599 572 8,975 8,658
Petroleum Liquids 14,653 9,359 56.6% 8,104 6,384 5,896 2,484 NM NM 361 324
Petroleum Coke 8,399 9,280 -9.5% 6,441 6,507 989 1,248 5 3 965 1,522
Natural Gas 739,215 749,627 -1.4% 317,950 319,338 361,477 368,018 4,289 4,214 55,499 58,057
Other Gas 7,369 8,156 -9.6% 65 33 2,309 2,056 0 0 4,995 6,067
Nuclear 528,639 523,765 0.9% 279,481 269,699 249,158 254,066 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 184,714 195,846 -5.7% 167,186 177,142 15,753 16,301 NM NM 1,747 2,376
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 186,270 168,582 10.5% 22,562 20,749 142,216 126,843 2,073 1,902 19,419 19,088
... Wind 122,022 112,247 8.7% 18,310 17,004 103,617 95,179 67 44 29 21
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 12,346 5,818 112.2% 846 677 11,190 4,920 293 206 17 14
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 28,207 26,177 7.8% 1,756 1,409 7,658 6,368 55 17 18,738 18,384
... Other Biomass 12,866 13,325 -3.4% 908 957 9,665 10,064 1,659 1,635 635 669
... Geothermal 10,829 11,015 -1.7% 743 703 10,086 10,312 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -3,892 -2,968 31.1% -3,220 -2,462 -671 -506 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 7,997 8,267 -3.3% 290 282 4,315 4,610 794 758 2,598 2,617
All Energy Sources 2,778,525 2,737,125 1.5% 1,634,394 1,599,023 1,041,492 1,031,750 8,081 7,643 94,558 98,708
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 592,645 578,541 2.4% 440,905 430,015 148,324 145,215 206 219 3,210 3,093
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 24,837 15,718 58.0% 14,565 11,391 9,453 3,757 442 217 377 354
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 3,106 3,345 -7.2% 2,366 2,304 422 539 1 1 317 501
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 5,634,466 5,746,599 -2.0% 2,499,391 2,556,340 2,699,652 2,731,844 40,092 39,762 395,330 418,653
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 12,170 12,364 -1.6% 0 0 1,661 1,734 719 742 9,790 9,888
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,509 2,039 23.1% 0 0 825 675 214 104 1,470 1,260
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 495 724 -31.6% 0 0 54 73 9 6 433 645
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 592,140 592,953 -0.1% 0 0 223,321 219,429 30,771 30,455 338,048 343,070
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 604,815 590,905 2.4% 440,905 430,015 149,984 146,949 926 960 13,000 12,981
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 27,346 17,757 54.0% 14,565 11,391 10,277 4,431 656 320 1,847 1,614
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 3,601 4,069 -11.5% 2,366 2,304 475 613 10 7 749 1,146
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 6,226,605 6,339,552 -1.8% 2,499,391 2,556,340 2,922,973 2,951,273 70,863 70,216 733,378 761,723

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through August
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD Percentage Change August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD Percentage Change August 2014 YTD August 2013 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 967,881 945,150 2.4% 120,805 114,407 5.6% 12.48 12.10 3.1%
Commercial 909,264 895,002 1.6% 97,688 92,331 5.8% 10.74 10.32 4.1%
Industrial 640,702 640,224 0.1% 45,497 43,750 4.0% 7.10 6.83 4.0%
Transportation 5,291 5,078 4.2% 543 519 4.6% 10.26 10.22 0.4%
All Sectors 2,523,138 2,485,455 1.5% 264,532 251,007 5.4% 10.48 10.10 3.8%

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.'