Electric Power Monthly

Data for November 2014  |  Release Date: January 27, 2015  |  Next Release: February 24, 2015 
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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 November
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD Percentage Change November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 1,463,297 1,443,694 1.4% 1,105,550 1,084,945 344,953 346,138 740 730 12,054 11,882
Petroleum Liquids 17,479 11,989 45.8% 10,184 8,215 6,500 3,152 NM NM 458 407
Petroleum Coke 10,692 12,448 -14.1% 8,180 8,779 1,277 1,702 8 5 1,227 1,962
Natural Gas 1,025,052 1,021,889 0.3% 437,181 434,366 505,965 502,259 5,907 5,785 75,999 79,479
Other Gas 10,523 11,223 -6.2% 79 61 3,399 2,958 0 0 7,046 8,203
Nuclear 723,705 717,723 0.8% 381,345 368,702 342,360 349,021 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 236,312 247,814 -4.6% 213,893 224,211 20,000 20,533 35 33 2,383 3,037
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 255,824 231,747 10.4% 31,303 28,817 195,263 174,023 2,830 2,651 26,429 26,256
... Wind 167,044 153,564 8.8% 25,388 23,583 141,522 129,893 94 58 41 31
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 17,360 8,515 103.9% 1,176 933 15,761 7,269 401 293 23 20
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 38,645 36,315 6.4% 2,451 2,080 10,641 8,948 70 26 25,484 25,260
... Other Biomass 17,844 18,260 -2.3% 1,264 1,315 13,433 13,725 2,266 2,275 881 946
... Geothermal 14,931 15,093 -1.1% 1,024 905 13,907 14,188 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -5,322 -4,022 32.3% -4,383 -3,276 -940 -746 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 11,089 11,349 -2.3% 404 372 5,984 6,262 1,098 1,049 3,603 3,667
All Energy Sources 3,748,649 3,705,853 1.2% 2,183,736 2,155,191 1,424,761 1,405,302 10,955 10,467 129,198 134,893
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 788,016 783,506 0.6% 585,620 582,529 197,796 196,470 270 284 4,331 4,223
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 29,540 20,398 44.8% 18,312 15,012 10,243 4,663 496 264 490 458
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 3,967 4,514 -12.1% 3,033 3,137 541 729 2 1 392 647
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 7,785,938 7,818,257 -0.4% 3,419,213 3,468,552 3,771,621 3,723,401 55,046 54,180 540,057 572,125
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 16,289 16,933 -3.8% 0 0 2,148 2,308 953 994 13,188 13,630
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 3,137 2,671 17.4% 0 0 1,078 951 235 127 1,824 1,593
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 778 1,012 -23.1% 0 0 80 100 14 9 684 902
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 803,343 811,808 -1.0% 0 0 301,411 299,517 41,612 42,070 460,321 470,221
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 804,306 800,439 0.5% 585,620 582,529 199,944 198,779 1,223 1,278 17,520 17,853
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 32,677 23,069 41.6% 18,312 15,012 11,321 5,614 731 392 2,314 2,051
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 4,745 5,526 -14.1% 3,033 3,137 621 829 16 11 1,075 1,550
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 8,589,281 8,630,066 -0.5% 3,419,213 3,468,552 4,073,032 4,022,918 96,658 96,250 1,000,379 1,042,346

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through November
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD Percentage Change November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD Percentage Change November 2014 YTD November 2013 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,284,718 1,262,733 1.7% 160,975 153,501 4.9% 12.53 12.16 3.0%
Commercial 1,247,925 1,229,599 1.5% 134,440 126,917 5.9% 10.77 10.32 4.4%
Industrial 881,520 878,521 0.3% 62,235 60,063 3.6% 7.06 6.84 3.2%
Transportation 7,187 6,860 4.8% 740 706 4.9% 10.30 10.29 0.1%
All Sectors 3,421,349 3,377,713 1.3% 358,390 341,186 5.0% 10.48 10.10 3.8%

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.'