Electric Power Monthly

Data for May 2016  |  Release Date: July 26, 2016  |  Next Release: August 24, 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 May
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD Percentage Change May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 433,060 561,636 -22.9% 330,347 418,177 98,392 138,565 187 231 4,133 4,664 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 5,180 10,160 -49.0% 3,579 5,335 1,377 4,409 45 137 179 278 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 4,870 4,616 5.5% 3,910 3,449 500 687 4 4 457 475 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 523,071 487,196 7.4% 249,295 223,956 233,837 226,117 3,130 2,961 36,809 34,162 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 5,759 5,379 7.1% 37 113 1,666 1,513 0 0 4,056 3,753 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 333,250 327,869 1.6% 177,264 172,325 155,986 155,544 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 127,912 115,053 11.2% 117,078 105,840 10,171 8,561 NM NM 636 635 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 145,470 124,055 17.3% 18,300 15,988 114,367 94,912 1,343 1,377 11,460 11,778 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 99,856 80,655 23.8% 15,110 13,165 84,649 67,414 60 52 36 24 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 13,316 10,260 29.8% 855 653 12,212 9,386 237 210 12 11 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 16,354 17,270 -5.3% 1,178 1,150 4,315 4,902 23 27 10,838 11,191 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 8,974 8,788 2.1% 716 582 6,663 6,567 1,022 1,087 573 552 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 6,970 7,081 -1.6% 441 437 6,529 6,644 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,862 -2,003 -7.1% -1,478 -1,610 -383 -393 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 5,415 5,161 4.9% 247 151 2,775 2,709 458 477 1,935 1,824 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,582,125 1,639,121 -3.5% 898,579 943,724 618,688 632,625 5,194 5,204 59,665 57,568 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 6,189 4,622 33.9% 0 0 0 0 2,321 1,985 578 460 3,290 2,176
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 18,258 13,648 33.8% 816 614 11,004 8,191 2,557 2,195 590 472 3,290 2,176
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 19,505 14,882 31.1% 855 653 12,212 9,386 2,557 2,195 590 472 3,290 2,176
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 236,953 302,432 -21.7% 178,697 223,513 56,746 77,183 60 77 1,449 1,659 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 8,835 17,200 -48.6% 6,470 9,547 2,073 6,969 53 281 239 403 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,818 1,740 4.5% 1,478 1,312 215 292 1 1 124 135 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,899,447 3,624,933 7.6% 1,896,525 1,702,139 1,716,520 1,649,183 28,641 28,846 257,761 244,765 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 6,554 7,460 -12.1% 407 406 697 797 271 324 5,178 5,933 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,055 1,543 -31.7% 13 57 421 572 67 117 554 798 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 433 644 -32.7% 1 3 42 46 6 8 384 586 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 390,470 381,441 2.4% 4,238 3,232 124,206 126,723 24,256 22,359 237,771 229,127 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 243,506 309,892 -21.4% 179,105 223,920 57,443 77,980 331 401 6,627 7,592 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 9,890 18,743 -47.2% 6,483 9,604 2,494 7,541 120 397 793 1,200 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,251 2,383 -5.5% 1,479 1,315 257 338 7 9 508 722 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 4,289,917 4,006,374 7.1% 1,900,763 1,705,370 1,840,726 1,775,906 52,897 51,205 495,531 473,892 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through May
  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 May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD Percentage Change May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD Percentage Change May 2016 YTD May 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 528,662 562,964 -6.1% 65,298 69,927 -6.6% 12.35 12.42 -0.6%
Commercial 528,851 537,341 -1.6% 53,512 56,028 -4.5% 10.12 10.43 -3.0%
Industrial 380,823 387,942 -1.8% 24,526 26,115 -6.1% 6.44 6.73 -4.3%
Transportation 3,104 3,287 -5.6% 291 338 -13.7% 9.39 10.27 -8.6%
All Sectors 1,441,440 1,491,534 -3.4% 143,626 152,408 -5.8% 9.96 10.22 -2.5%

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.
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.'