Electric Power Monthly

Data for February 2016  |  Release Date: April 28, 2016  |  Next Release: May 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 February
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD Percentage Change February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 206,651 259,650 -20.4% 155,845 189,238 48,964 68,354 87 111 1,755 1,946 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 2,594 7,151 -63.7% 1,732 3,227 756 3,679 24 106 82 139 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,891 2,161 -12.5% 1,566 1,692 141 261 2 2 183 206 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 208,348 193,168 7.9% 99,595 89,037 92,938 88,709 1,233 1,152 14,582 14,271 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2,393 2,373 0.8% NM 52 691 681 0 0 1,690 1,641 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 138,174 137,732 0.3% 72,266 72,854 65,908 64,878 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 49,792 47,401 5.0% 45,127 44,210 4,404 2,941 NM NM 251 243 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 55,998 46,608 20.1% 7,070 6,195 43,701 35,064 511 514 4,716 4,835 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 38,725 30,221 28.1% 5,762 5,071 32,925 25,122 23 19 15 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,969 2,851 39.2% 264 178 3,625 2,615 77 55 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 6,964 7,212 -3.4% 571 536 1,906 2,066 14 13 4,474 4,597 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 3,561 3,502 1.7% 287 232 2,654 2,618 397 427 224 225 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 2,778 2,821 -1.5% 187 178 2,590 2,643 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -710 -1,007 -29.5% -562 -846 -148 -161 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,101 1,974 6.5% 97 58 1,092 1,076 167 175 745 665 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 667,231 697,210 -4.3% 382,747 405,717 258,447 265,480 2,034 2,067 24,004 23,946 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 1,831 1,347 35.9% 0 0 0 0 727 598 169 136 935 613
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,473 3,972 37.8% 256 172 3,306 2,394 803 654 173 138 935 613
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,800 4,198 38.2% 264 178 3,625 2,615 803 654 173 138 935 613
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 112,800 138,359 -18.5% 84,143 100,125 28,014 37,502 27 36 616 696 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 4,509 12,082 -62.7% 3,148 5,765 1,221 5,894 25 219 115 204 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 677 819 -17.3% 573 644 56 113 1 1 47 61 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,530,608 1,425,559 7.4% 741,397 668,959 674,611 643,352 11,874 11,232 102,725 102,016 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,912 3,123 -6.8% 172 176 246 325 133 151 2,361 2,471 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 461 879 -47.6% 12 55 159 314 34 87 256 424 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 183 276 -33.7% 1 1 19 19 4 4 159 252 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 159,078 152,364 4.4% 2,055 1,473 50,468 51,037 9,936 9,456 96,619 90,398 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 115,712 141,482 -18.2% 84,315 100,301 28,260 37,827 160 187 2,977 3,167 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 4,970 12,961 -61.7% 3,160 5,820 1,381 6,208 59 306 371 628 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 860 1,094 -21.5% 574 645 75 132 5 5 205 313 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,689,686 1,577,923 7.1% 743,452 670,431 725,079 694,389 21,810 20,688 199,344 192,414 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through February
  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 February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD Percentage Change February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD Percentage Change February 2016 YTD February 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 246,708 261,309 -5.6% 29,787 31,846 -6.5% 12.07 12.19 -1.0%
Commercial 213,674 216,455 -1.3% 21,498 22,568 -4.7% 10.06 10.43 -3.5%
Industrial 150,578 151,754 -0.8% 9,637 10,273 -6.2% 6.40 6.77 -5.5%
Transportation 1,309 1,372 -4.6% 124 147 -15.5% 9.47 10.69 -11.4%
All Sectors 612,269 630,890 -3.0% 61,046 64,834 -5.8% 9.97 10.28 -3.0%

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.'