Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2014  |  Release Date: November 25, 2014  |  Next Release: December 23, 2014 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2014 and 2013
 

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for January through September
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD Percentage Change September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 1,231,795 1,200,789 2.6% 931,624 900,660 289,464 289,771 648 625 10,059 9,733
Petroleum Liquids 15,596 10,223 52.6% 8,850 6,936 6,049 2,750 NM NM 391 354
Petroleum Coke 9,357 10,523 -11.1% 7,153 7,411 1,134 1,396 6 4 1,064 1,712
Natural Gas 844,743 850,729 -0.7% 361,905 362,835 415,582 418,096 4,855 4,757 62,400 65,042
Other Gas 8,475 9,193 -7.8% 68 41 2,681 2,351 0 0 5,725 6,801
Nuclear 596,174 589,564 1.1% 314,777 304,158 281,397 285,406 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 200,614 212,776 -5.7% 181,598 192,480 17,050 17,660 NM 30 1,937 2,605
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 206,103 187,647 9.8% 24,888 23,269 157,131 140,741 2,341 2,156 21,744 21,481
... Wind 133,495 123,956 7.7% 20,077 18,992 113,312 104,892 74 48 31 24
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 14,271 6,797 110.0% 970 778 12,945 5,762 337 241 20 16
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 31,668 29,574 7.1% 1,987 1,628 8,638 7,239 60 19 20,983 20,687
... Other Biomass 14,499 14,949 -3.0% 1,019 1,077 10,899 11,270 1,870 1,848 710 754
... Geothermal 12,170 12,371 -1.6% 834 795 11,336 11,576 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -4,396 -3,358 30.9% -3,644 -2,760 -753 -598 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 9,041 9,332 -3.1% 331 310 4,862 5,178 902 861 2,946 2,983
All Energy Sources 3,117,501 3,077,418 1.3% 1,827,551 1,795,341 1,174,596 1,162,750 9,087 8,615 106,267 110,712
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 661,938 651,246 1.6% 492,365 483,261 165,733 164,262 228 242 3,612 3,481
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 26,425 17,321 52.6% 15,889 12,561 9,666 4,138 459 234 412 388
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 3,462 3,797 -8.8% 2,634 2,630 484 601 1 1 343 566
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 6,431,737 6,523,903 -1.4% 2,838,883 2,905,142 3,103,325 3,105,616 45,313 44,642 444,216 468,503
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 13,537 13,798 -1.9% 0 0 1,824 1,933 790 819 10,923 11,046
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,686 2,246 19.6% 0 0 888 768 221 112 1,577 1,365
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 599 792 -24.3% 0 0 62 81 11 7 526 704
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 661,445 664,516 -0.5% 0 0 249,033 246,234 34,198 33,986 378,213 384,296
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 675,475 665,043 1.6% 492,365 483,261 167,558 166,195 1,018 1,060 14,534 14,527
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 29,111 19,566 48.8% 15,889 12,561 10,554 4,906 680 347 1,989 1,753
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 4,061 4,589 -11.5% 2,634 2,630 546 682 12 8 869 1,270
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 7,093,182 7,188,419 -1.3% 2,838,883 2,905,142 3,352,358 3,351,851 79,511 78,628 822,429 852,799

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through September
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD Percentage Change September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD Percentage Change September 2014 YTD September 2013 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,088,000 1,066,264 2.0% 136,344 129,532 5.3% 12.53 12.15 3.1%
Commercial 1,029,957 1,013,979 1.6% 111,079 104,894 5.9% 10.78 10.34 4.3%
Industrial 722,419 720,522 0.3% 51,397 49,484 3.9% 7.11 6.87 3.5%
Transportation 5,919 5,709 3.7% 611 586 4.3% 10.33 10.26 0.7%
All Sectors 2,846,295 2,806,475 1.4% 299,431 284,496 5.2% 10.52 10.14 3.7%

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.
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.'