Electric Power Monthly

Data for February 2015  |  Release Date: April 27, 2015  |  Next Release: May 26, 2015 
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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 February
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD Percentage Change February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 259,828 300,954 -13.7% 194,853 225,705 62,870 72,754 130 193 1,975 2,302
Petroleum Liquids 7,190 7,906 -9.1% 3,221 3,617 3,690 3,968 NM 134 160 187
Petroleum Coke 2,155 2,122 1.5% 1,673 1,655 262 233 2 2 217 232
Natural Gas 192,343 166,375 15.6% 84,297 70,262 92,747 80,505 1,137 1,217 14,162 14,391
Other Gas 2,106 1,703 23.7% 46 19 730 569 0 0 1,330 1,115
Nuclear 137,732 135,703 1.5% 72,854 71,685 64,878 64,018 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 47,048 39,085 20.4% 43,191 34,865 3,364 3,604 NM NM 487 609
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 46,278 46,660 -0.8% 6,013 6,116 34,962 35,275 502 485 4,801 4,784
... Wind 30,222 31,993 -5.5% 4,898 5,084 25,293 26,886 21 15 NM NM
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 2,807 1,712 63.9% 173 136 2,573 1,529 58 45 NM NM
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 7,131 7,028 1.5% 527 496 2,010 1,966 14 10 4,579 4,555
... Other Biomass 3,340 3,236 3.2% 236 218 2,486 2,385 409 415 209 219
... Geothermal 2,777 2,691 3.2% 178 182 2,599 2,509 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -944 -735 28.5% -783 -579 -161 -156 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 1,979 1,886 4.9% 82 48 1,045 1,010 178 173 674 656
All Energy Sources 695,714 701,660 -0.8% 405,447 413,395 264,386 261,780 2,075 2,211 23,806 24,275
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 138,700 159,852 -13.2% 102,708 118,499 35,195 40,430 53 61 743 862
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 12,243 13,769 -11.1% 5,844 6,639 5,930 6,633 291 309 178 187
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 791 810 -2.4% 617 624 114 112 1 0.38 60 74
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 1,419,179 1,270,530 11.7% 634,983 557,546 673,695 598,764 10,041 10,916 100,460 103,304
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 2,970 3,321 -10.6% 0 0 342 387 194 231 2,435 2,703
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 1,575 1,599 -1.5% 0 0 306 290 483 503 786 805
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 253 221 14.2% 0 0 18 15 4 3 230 203
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 152,196 153,400 -0.8% 0 0 53,756 55,688 9,398 9,087 89,041 88,624
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 141,670 163,173 -13.2% 102,708 118,499 35,537 40,817 247 291 3,178 3,566
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 13,817 15,368 -10.1% 5,844 6,639 6,235 6,924 775 813 963 992
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,044 1,031 1.2% 617 624 132 127 5 3 290 276
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 1,571,375 1,423,930 10.4% 634,983 557,546 727,451 654,452 19,439 20,003 189,501 191,928

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through February
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD Percentage Change February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD Percentage Change February 2015 YTD February 2014 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 260,739 274,368 -5.0% 31,786 32,311 -1.6% 12.19 11.78 3.5%
Commercial 216,788 218,738 -0.9% 22,660 22,968 -1.3% 10.45 10.50 -0.5%
Industrial 151,056 149,526 1.0% 10,192 10,476 -2.7% 6.75 7.01 -3.7%
Transportation 1,328 1,435 -7.5% 143 147 -2.6% 10.77 10.24 5.2%
All Sectors 629,910 644,067 -2.2% 64,782 65,902 -1.7% 10.28 10.23 0.5%

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.
Retail sales 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 retail sales 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.'