Electric Power Monthly

Data for October 2016  |  Release Date: December 23, 2016  |  Next Release: January 25, 2017 
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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 October
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD Percentage Change October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,034,120 1,175,676 -12.0% 770,910 865,636 254,908 300,374 352 433 7,950 9,234 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 10,470 15,429 -32.1% 7,240 9,018 2,722 5,751 89 171 419 489 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 9,585 9,413 1.8% 7,618 7,184 1,161 1,394 4 7 802 827 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,189,871 1,121,469 6.1% 564,679 517,881 542,118 524,621 6,557 6,270 76,516 72,697 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 10,986 11,105 -1.1% 119 196 3,259 2,981 0 0 7,608 7,928 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 668,454 667,280 0.2% 354,046 349,932 314,408 317,349 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 224,406 206,577 8.6% 207,867 190,443 15,378 14,974 51 28 1,109 1,132 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 281,548 238,494 18.1% 34,501 30,035 220,962 181,974 2,686 2,691 23,398 23,794 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 184,119 150,938 22.0% 27,995 24,092 155,944 126,712 117 94 63 41 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 31,190 21,593 44.4% 1,888 1,293 28,779 19,915 496 366 26 19 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 33,585 34,923 -3.8% 2,500 2,516 8,711 9,636 63 43 22,312 22,728 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 18,364 17,832 3.0% 1,216 1,236 14,141 13,402 2,010 2,188 997 1,006 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 14,290 13,207 8.2% 903 898 13,387 12,309 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -5,326 -4,526 17.7% -4,450 -3,677 -876 -849 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 11,458 11,603 -1.2% 263 461 5,918 5,640 908 970 4,369 4,531 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,435,570 3,452,520 -0.5% 1,942,794 1,967,110 1,359,958 1,354,209 10,647 10,570 122,170 120,632 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 16,974 12,243 38.6% 0 0 0 0 6,243 4,973 1,596 1,258 9,134 6,012
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 45,055 30,940 45.6% 1,820 1,193 25,739 17,119 6,740 5,339 1,623 1,276 9,134 6,012
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 48,164 33,837 42.3% 1,888 1,293 28,779 19,915 6,740 5,339 1,623 1,276 9,134 6,012
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 564,967 640,427 -11.8% 415,691 466,201 146,240 170,677 120 137 2,915 3,412 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 17,755 25,625 -30.7% 13,118 16,037 4,057 8,795 108 234 471 559 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,635 3,508 3.6% 2,931 2,710 497 581 1 2 206 216 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,998,629 8,442,020 6.6% 4,370,283 3,985,387 4,036,746 3,882,936 57,824 58,874 533,775 514,823 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 11,980 13,948 -14.1% 835 838 1,474 1,684 439 529 9,232 10,897 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,123 2,729 -22.2% 17 60 840 980 105 270 1,161 1,419 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 846 952 -11.2% 2 6 86 90 7 13 751 844 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 798,983 776,046 3.0% 9,188 6,604 240,300 237,424 40,054 38,421 509,440 493,596 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 576,947 654,375 -11.8% 416,526 467,039 147,714 172,361 559 667 12,147 14,309 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 19,878 28,354 -29.9% 13,135 16,097 4,898 9,775 213 504 1,632 1,978 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,481 4,461 0.5% 2,932 2,716 583 670 8 15 957 1,059 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,797,611 9,218,066 6.3% 4,379,471 3,991,992 4,277,046 4,120,359 97,878 97,296 1,043,215 1,008,420 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through October
  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 October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD Percentage Change October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD Percentage Change October 2016 YTD October 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,193,784 1,199,748 -0.5% 150,007 152,089 -1.4% 12.57 12.68 -0.9%
Commercial 1,145,708 1,149,782 -0.4% 119,196 123,234 -3.3% 10.40 10.72 -3.0%
Industrial 786,191 829,789 -5.3% 53,228 57,939 -8.1% 6.77 6.98 -3.0%
Transportation 6,253 6,413 -2.5% 596 652 -8.5% 9.53 10.16 -6.2%
All Sectors 3,131,935 3,185,732 -1.7% 323,026 333,913 -3.3% 10.31 10.48 -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.'