Electric Power Monthly

Data for December 2016  |  Release Date: February 24, 2017  |  Next Release: March 24, 2017 
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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 December
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD Percentage Change December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,240,089 1,352,398 -8.3% 923,280 998,385 307,143 342,608 436 509 9,231 10,896 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 12,674 17,372 -27.0% 8,670 10,386 3,373 6,240 106 183 524 563 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 11,232 10,877 3.3% 8,881 8,278 1,400 1,601 6 8 945 990 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,380,293 1,333,482 3.5% 654,475 617,817 625,841 619,839 7,750 7,471 92,227 88,355 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 13,000 13,117 -0.9% 164 199 3,902 3,517 0 0 8,934 9,401 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 805,327 797,178 1.0% 424,400 416,680 380,928 380,498 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 265,829 249,080 6.7% 246,649 229,640 17,821 17,996 59 35 1,300 1,410 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 343,228 295,161 16.3% 42,859 37,485 268,902 225,820 3,161 3,220 28,306 28,635 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 226,485 190,719 18.8% 35,019 30,412 191,246 160,135 142 118 78 53 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 36,754 24,893 47.6% 2,271 1,494 33,886 22,962 565 416 32 21 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 40,504 41,929 -3.4% 3,008 3,018 10,418 11,545 71 48 27,007 27,318 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 22,068 21,703 1.7% 1,467 1,473 17,029 16,350 2,382 2,637 1,190 1,243 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 17,417 15,918 9.4% 1,093 1,089 16,324 14,829 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -6,686 -5,091 31.3% -5,629 -4,105 -1,057 -987 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 13,683 14,028 -2.5% 312 558 7,126 6,838 1,076 1,170 5,169 5,462 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,078,670 4,077,601 0.0% 2,304,060 2,315,323 1,615,380 1,603,971 12,593 12,595 146,637 145,712 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 19,467 14,139 37.7% 0 0 0 0 7,180 5,689 1,823 1,451 10,465 6,999
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 52,833 35,805 47.6% 2,192 1,388 30,577 19,841 7,745 6,106 1,855 1,472 10,465 6,999
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 56,221 39,032 44.0% 2,271 1,494 33,886 22,962 7,745 6,106 1,855 1,472 10,465 6,999
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 677,981 739,594 -8.3% 498,146 539,506 176,311 195,927 148 163 3,376 3,999 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 21,224 28,925 -26.6% 15,667 18,562 4,841 9,473 132 249 584 641 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,275 4,044 5.7% 3,431 3,120 600 669 1 2 243 253 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,400,195 10,016,576 3.8% 5,045,520 4,745,255 4,642,081 4,576,683 68,639 70,092 643,955 624,545 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 14,244 16,632 -14.4% 1,041 1,032 1,733 1,980 544 635 10,925 12,985 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,534 3,142 -19.4% 19 62 1,014 1,155 126 282 1,374 1,643 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,016 1,144 -11.2% 2 9 105 109 9 16 900 1,010 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 956,922 935,098 2.3% 11,226 8,060 284,704 283,372 47,946 46,287 613,046 597,379 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 692,225 756,226 -8.5% 499,188 540,538 178,044 197,906 692 798 14,302 16,984 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 23,758 32,067 -25.9% 15,687 18,624 5,855 10,629 258 531 1,959 2,283 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 5,291 5,188 2.0% 3,433 3,128 705 779 10 18 1,144 1,263 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 11,357,117 10,951,674 3.7% 5,056,745 4,753,315 4,926,785 4,860,055 116,586 116,380 1,257,001 1,221,924 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through December
  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 December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD Percentage Change December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD Percentage Change December 2016 YTD December 2015 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,407,394 1,404,096 0.2% 176,585 177,624 -0.6% 12.55 12.65 -0.8%
Commercial 1,359,617 1,360,752 -0.1% 140,937 144,781 -2.7% 10.37 10.64 -2.5%
Industrial 936,269 986,508 -5.1% 63,201 68,166 -7.3% 6.75 6.91 -2.3%
Transportation 7,499 7,637 -1.8% 711 771 -7.7% 9.48 10.09 -6.0%
All Sectors 3,710,779 3,758,992 -1.3% 381,435 391,341 -2.5% 10.28 10.41 -1.2%

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 for 2016 are preliminary. Values for 2015 are final. 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.'