Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2016  |  Release Date: November 29, 2016  |  Next Release: December 23, 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 September
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD Percentage Change September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 934,772 1,078,917 -13.4% 697,822 794,228 229,362 275,910 316 398 7,272 8,381 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 9,529 14,485 -34.2% 6,607 8,336 2,486 5,535 81 165 355 449 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 8,974 8,586 4.5% 7,200 6,575 1,019 1,244 4 6 751 760 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,087,236 1,011,464 7.5% 517,152 468,348 495,110 472,132 5,974 5,627 68,999 65,357 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 10,095 10,199 -1.0% 113 184 3,020 2,765 0 0 6,962 7,250 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 607,720 606,709 0.2% 324,029 318,046 283,691 288,663 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 207,157 189,946 9.1% 191,766 175,065 14,314 13,839 NM 25 1,029 1,017 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 251,691 213,786 17.7% 30,852 26,660 197,282 163,231 2,435 2,425 21,121 21,470 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 163,743 134,558 21.7% 24,919 21,270 138,662 113,170 105 83 56 36 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 28,058 19,684 42.5% 1,711 1,180 25,871 18,154 452 333 24 17 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 30,480 31,671 -3.8% 2,319 2,296 7,972 8,809 59 39 20,131 20,526 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 16,609 15,989 3.9% 1,097 1,114 12,783 12,014 1,819 1,970 910 891 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 12,801 11,884 7.7% 807 801 11,994 11,083 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -4,766 -4,082 16.7% -3,979 -3,313 -787 -770 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 10,375 10,398 -0.2% 239 419 5,352 5,051 821 875 3,963 4,053 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,122,782 3,140,409 -0.6% 1,771,801 1,794,549 1,230,850 1,227,602 9,680 9,520 110,452 108,737 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 15,364 11,046 39.1% 0 0 0 0 5,665 4,518 1,440 1,133 8,259 5,395
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 40,562 28,042 44.6% 1,646 1,086 23,077 15,561 6,117 4,852 1,464 1,150 8,259 5,395
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 43,422 30,729 41.3% 1,711 1,180 25,871 18,154 6,117 4,852 1,464 1,150 8,259 5,395
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 510,329 586,768 -13.0% 376,174 427,178 131,380 156,368 107 126 2,667 3,095 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 16,189 24,084 -32.8% 11,978 14,822 3,706 8,521 97 227 408 513 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,389 3,208 5.6% 2,759 2,483 436 524 1 1 193 200 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,223,115 7,617,142 8.0% 4,001,848 3,604,557 3,686,274 3,496,210 52,680 52,931 482,314 463,444 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 10,975 12,704 -13.6% 759 757 1,326 1,540 402 489 8,487 9,918 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,892 2,504 -24.4% 16 59 752 883 96 267 1,029 1,295 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 734 869 -15.6% 2 5 76 81 7 11 649 771 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 722,837 697,301 3.7% 8,494 5,916 218,648 214,127 36,456 34,633 459,239 442,625 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 521,303 599,471 -13.0% 376,933 427,935 132,707 157,908 510 615 11,154 13,013 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 18,081 26,587 -32.0% 11,995 14,881 4,457 9,404 193 495 1,436 1,808 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,122 4,077 1.1% 2,760 2,489 512 605 8 13 842 970 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,945,952 8,314,443 7.6% 4,010,341 3,610,473 3,904,922 3,710,337 89,136 87,565 941,553 906,068 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through September
  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 September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD Percentage Change September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD Percentage Change September 2016 YTD September 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,092,645 1,100,399 -0.7% 137,411 139,456 -1.5% 12.58 12.67 -0.7%
Commercial 1,033,393 1,037,992 -0.4% 107,441 111,134 -3.3% 10.40 10.71 -2.9%
Industrial 708,272 746,540 -5.1% 47,991 52,211 -8.1% 6.78 6.99 -3.0%
Transportation 5,640 5,777 -2.4% 538 589 -8.6% 9.54 10.19 -6.4%
All Sectors 2,839,951 2,890,709 -1.8% 293,381 303,390 -3.3% 10.33 10.50 -1.6%

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 for 2016 are preliminary. Values for 2015 are final. 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.'