Electric Power Monthly

Data for March 2016  |  Release Date: May 25, 2016  |  Next Release: June 23, 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 March
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD Percentage Change March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 278,963 368,187 -24.2% 213,723 269,755 62,473 95,316 131 162 2,636 2,954 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 3,417 8,229 -58.5% 2,329 3,928 954 3,986 29 118 105 197 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,842 2,889 -1.6% 2,289 2,193 279 402 3 3 271 290 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 311,825 292,298 6.7% 149,306 134,706 138,536 134,888 1,859 1,768 22,123 20,937 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 3,631 3,432 5.8% 18 74 1,058 974 0 0 2,555 2,384 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 204,323 202,279 1.0% 106,711 106,183 97,611 96,096 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 76,950 72,285 6.5% 70,039 67,066 6,504 4,823 NM NM 390 386 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 87,044 70,814 22.9% 10,981 9,461 68,209 53,378 803 803 7,051 7,173 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 60,477 45,552 32.8% 9,030 7,757 51,389 37,751 36 29 22 14 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 6,690 5,091 31.4% 441 322 6,116 4,663 127 101 6 5 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 10,342 10,660 -3.0% 805 770 2,848 3,063 17 17 6,672 6,810 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 5,328 5,234 1.8% 424 343 3,930 3,892 623 655 350 343 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 4,207 4,277 -1.6% 281 269 3,926 4,008 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,089 -1,419 -23.2% -854 -1,165 -235 -253 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,163 2,959 6.9% 154 78 1,618 1,596 266 270 1,126 1,014 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 971,068 1,021,953 -5.0% 554,698 592,278 377,007 391,207 3,107 3,134 36,257 35,333 0 0
                             
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 3,146 2,327 35.2% 0 0 0 0 1,228 1,018 293 235 1,625 1,074
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 9,252 6,905 34.0% 427 308 5,545 4,164 1,355 1,119 299 240 1,625 1,074
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 9,836 7,418 32.6% 441 322 6,116 4,663 1,355 1,119 299 240 1,625 1,074
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 152,724 196,666 -22.3% 115,654 143,144 36,103 52,410 41 53 925 1,059 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 5,899 13,910 -57.6% 4,221 7,026 1,497 6,365 32 244 149 276 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,046 1,097 -4.6% 856 839 120 173 1 1 69 84 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,302,714 2,161,564 6.5% 1,120,817 1,015,112 1,008,813 979,020 17,880 17,401 155,204 150,031 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,274 4,666 -8.4% 258 262 383 488 197 222 3,437 3,694 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 641 1,121 -42.8% 12 56 251 404 43 99 336 563 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 292 423 -31.0% 1 2 29 27 6 6 256 388 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 237,407 233,230 1.8% 2,988 2,059 75,600 77,988 14,682 14,165 144,137 139,019 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 156,998 201,333 -22.0% 115,912 143,407 36,486 52,898 238 275 4,362 4,753 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 6,540 15,031 -56.5% 4,233 7,081 1,747 6,768 74 343 485 839 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,338 1,520 -12.0% 857 840 149 201 7 7 325 471 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,540,121 2,394,794 6.1% 1,123,806 1,017,170 1,084,413 1,057,008 32,562 31,566 299,341 289,050 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through March
  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 March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD Percentage Change March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD Percentage Change March 2016 YTD March 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 346,795 378,174 -8.3% 42,380 46,273 -8.4% 12.22 12.24 -0.2%
Commercial 319,007 324,241 -1.6% 32,171 33,903 -5.1% 10.08 10.46 -3.6%
Industrial 226,799 229,148 -1.0% 14,569 15,544 -6.3% 6.42 6.78 -5.3%
Transportation 1,921 2,054 -6.4% 182 216 -15.9% 9.46 10.52 -10.1%
All Sectors 894,522 933,617 -4.2% 89,301 95,936 -6.9% 9.98 10.28 -2.9%

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.'