Electric Power Monthly

Data for November 2015  |  Release Date: January 26, 2016  |  Next Release: February 26, 2016 
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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 November
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD Percentage Change November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,266,336 1,457,090 -13.1% 947,515 1,079,786 307,638 365,427 451 551 10,732 11,326 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 16,470 17,330 -5.0% 9,919 10,029 5,844 6,561 193 236 514 503 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 10,227 10,807 -5.4% 7,674 8,260 1,539 1,271 8 8 1,005 1,268 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,223,218 1,035,571 18.1% 560,890 461,300 576,907 489,106 7,029 6,625 78,392 78,540 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 11,800 10,869 8.6% 195 97 3,184 2,898 0 0 8,421 7,874 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 727,544 723,803 0.5% 380,683 381,444 346,861 342,360 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 227,819 237,038 -3.9% 208,931 217,771 17,658 18,074 NM 36 1,194 1,157 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 269,427 256,591 5.0% 33,947 31,675 206,188 195,769 3,107 2,982 26,185 26,164 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 170,602 166,944 2.2% 26,965 25,400 143,477 141,400 109 96 50 48 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 24,802 16,659 48.9% 1,552 1,146 22,708 15,147 519 350 23 16 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 38,769 38,603 0.4% 3,012 2,780 10,810 10,900 50 70 24,896 24,853 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 19,851 19,883 -0.2% 1,426 1,326 14,781 14,844 2,428 2,466 1,216 1,247 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,404 14,502 6.2% 993 1,024 14,411 13,478 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -4,702 -5,694 -17.4% -3,785 -4,735 -918 -959 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 12,102 12,244 -1.2% 452 566 6,162 6,109 1,101 1,074 4,389 4,494 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,760,242 3,755,649 0.1% 2,146,423 2,186,194 1,471,063 1,426,616 11,924 11,512 130,833 131,326 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 11,369 8,885 28.0% 0 0 0 0 4,714 4,071 1,114 882 5,540 3,932
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 33,054 23,198 42.5% 1,447 1,030 19,695 12,917 5,234 4,422 1,138 897 5,540 3,932
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 36,171 25,544 41.6% 1,552 1,146 22,708 15,147 5,234 4,422 1,138 897 5,540 3,932
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 691,230 785,834 -12.0% 510,477 574,259 176,747 207,134 151 185 3,854 4,255 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 27,888 29,810 -6.4% 17,853 18,385 8,948 10,321 380 421 708 684 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,807 3,989 -4.5% 2,888 3,105 645 539 2 2 273 342 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,228,388 7,870,489 17.3% 4,331,713 3,591,381 4,266,793 3,645,240 67,310 65,957 562,573 567,910 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 15,880 16,534 -4.0% 1,144 891 1,472 1,679 633 787 12,631 13,177 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,859 2,899 -1.4% 62 63 1,128 1,089 174 212 1,495 1,536 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,286 1,168 10.1% 9 3 99 80 15 14 1,163 1,071 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 842,262 790,531 6.5% 7,693 4,365 280,152 266,226 48,310 42,751 506,108 477,188 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 707,110 802,369 -11.9% 511,621 575,150 178,219 208,813 784 973 16,485 17,432 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 30,747 32,709 -6.0% 17,915 18,447 10,076 11,410 553 632 2,203 2,220 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 5,094 5,157 -1.2% 2,896 3,108 745 619 17 16 1,436 1,413 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,070,650 8,661,019 16.3% 4,339,405 3,595,746 4,546,945 3,911,467 115,620 108,709 1,068,680 1,045,098 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through November
  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 November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD Percentage Change November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD Percentage Change November 2015 YTD November 2014 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,288,832 1,286,408 0.2% 163,645 161,471 1.3% 12.70 12.55 1.2%
Commercial 1,250,848 1,244,088 0.5% 133,132 134,061 -0.7% 10.64 10.78 -1.3%
Industrial 881,053 917,454 -4.0% 61,118 65,483 -6.7% 6.94 7.14 -2.8%
Transportation 7,037 7,131 -1.3% 718 745 -3.7% 10.20 10.44 -2.3%
All Sectors 3,427,770 3,455,081 -0.8% 358,612 361,760 -0.9% 10.46 10.47 -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.
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 2015 are preliminary. Values for 2014 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.'