Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2016  |  Release Date: June 24, 2016  |  Next Release: July 26, 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 April
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD Percentage Change April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 351,187 456,841 -23.1% 267,843 337,360 79,821 115,534 161 196 3,362 3,751 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 4,215 9,141 -53.9% 2,908 4,625 1,140 4,156 36 126 130 234 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 3,891 3,694 5.3% 3,148 2,759 376 543 4 4 364 389 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 411,857 385,277 6.9% 196,387 177,585 183,660 178,086 2,480 2,306 29,331 27,299 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 4,777 4,362 9.5% 27 94 1,379 1,218 0 0 3,371 3,051 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 266,688 262,036 1.8% 140,747 137,235 125,940 124,801 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 102,517 94,843 8.1% 93,643 87,245 8,339 7,063 NM NM 513 522 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 116,552 97,585 19.4% 14,937 12,784 91,367 74,239 1,070 1,084 9,177 9,478 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 81,032 63,433 27.7% 12,419 10,572 68,535 52,802 48 41 30 20 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 9,672 7,659 26.3% 633 485 8,853 7,010 177 155 9 9 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 13,239 13,904 -4.8% 987 923 3,561 3,955 22 21 8,670 9,005 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 7,097 6,973 1.8% 553 461 5,252 5,201 823 867 469 445 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 5,512 5,615 -1.8% 346 344 5,166 5,272 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,541 -1,633 -5.6% -1,221 -1,318 -320 -315 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,244 4,025 5.4% 195 112 2,171 2,138 362 372 1,515 1,403 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,264,386 1,316,171 -3.9% 718,614 758,482 493,875 507,462 4,135 4,102 47,763 46,126 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 4,593 3,420 34.3% 0 0 0 0 1,751 1,480 429 342 2,413 1,598
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 13,407 10,192 31.5% 608 461 8,020 6,147 1,928 1,636 437 350 2,413 1,598
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 14,265 11,079 28.8% 633 485 8,853 7,010 1,928 1,636 437 350 2,413 1,598
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 191,788 245,215 -21.8% 144,627 179,973 45,928 63,840 51 64 1,182 1,337 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 7,234 15,460 -53.2% 5,263 8,273 1,748 6,593 42 260 181 333 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,442 1,397 3.2% 1,182 1,051 163 232 1 1 96 112 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,060,044 2,856,027 7.1% 1,489,204 1,344,010 1,342,381 1,293,933 23,157 22,672 205,302 195,412 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 5,386 6,040 -10.8% 330 330 554 625 238 274 4,264 4,810 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 829 1,328 -37.5% 13 56 332 486 54 107 430 679 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 363 543 -33.1% 1 2 36 37 6 8 320 496 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 314,208 306,897 2.4% 3,625 2,648 99,007 102,058 19,676 18,100 191,900 184,091 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 197,174 251,255 -21.5% 144,957 180,304 46,482 64,466 289 339 5,446 6,147 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 8,063 16,788 -52.0% 5,276 8,330 2,080 7,080 95 367 611 1,011 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,805 1,940 -7.0% 1,183 1,054 199 269 7 9 416 608 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,374,252 3,162,925 6.7% 1,492,829 1,346,658 1,441,388 1,395,991 42,833 40,772 397,202 379,504 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through April
  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 April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD Percentage Change April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD Percentage Change April 2016 YTD April 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 434,795 468,101 -7.1% 53,287 57,639 -7.6% 12.26 12.31 -0.4%
Commercial 420,912 428,214 -1.7% 42,449 44,638 -4.9% 10.09 10.42 -3.2%
Industrial 302,565 307,204 -1.5% 19,411 20,697 -6.2% 6.42 6.74 -4.7%
Transportation 2,519 2,676 -5.9% 238 277 -14.2% 9.45 10.36 -8.8%
All Sectors 1,160,791 1,206,195 -3.8% 115,385 123,251 -6.4% 9.94 10.22 -2.7%

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.'