Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2015  |  Release Date: June 25, 2015  |  Next Release: July 27, 2015 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2015 and 2014
 

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


Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers


Fuel April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD Percentage Change April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal 457,305 547,326 -16.4% 346,711 406,977 106,544 135,574 244 335 3,806 4,439
Petroleum Liquids 9,194 10,900 -15.7% 4,633 5,391 4,161 5,049 NM 177 260 283
Petroleum Coke 3,695 4,148 -10.9% 2,736 3,179 544 506 4 3 411 459
Natural Gas 383,747 321,053 19.5% 169,369 136,281 185,072 153,968 2,266 2,337 27,040 28,468
Other Gas 3,973 3,334 19.1% 85 44 1,435 1,060 0 0 2,453 2,231
Nuclear 262,036 254,485 3.0% 137,235 134,609 124,801 119,875 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional 94,213 88,357 6.6% 85,549 79,687 7,670 7,646 NM NM 980 1,008
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric 96,967 99,441 -2.5% 12,460 12,892 74,000 75,842 1,063 1,029 9,445 9,678
... Wind 63,418 68,477 -7.4% 10,258 10,789 53,093 57,641 45 32 21 16
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 7,595 4,758 59.6% 477 361 6,954 4,267 157 125 7 6
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels 13,736 13,916 -1.3% 914 914 3,800 3,770 24 19 8,998 9,213
... Other Biomass 6,651 6,821 -2.5% 467 461 4,929 5,062 836 854 418 444
... Geothermal 5,568 5,469 1.8% 344 368 5,224 5,102 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -1,510 -1,534 -1.6% -1,195 -1,235 -315 -299 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources 3,969 3,915 1.4% 141 126 2,063 2,125 373 372 1,391 1,292
All Energy Sources 1,313,589 1,331,424 -1.3% 757,726 777,953 505,975 501,345 4,101 4,268 45,787 47,859
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) 245,849 290,238 -15.3% 184,297 213,613 60,019 74,852 94 107 1,440 1,666
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 15,632 18,868 -17.2% 8,387 9,816 6,615 8,357 340 406 290 289
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,367 1,539 -11.2% 1,023 1,169 233 224 1 1 110 146
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 2,850,426 2,438,094 16.9% 1,288,630 1,069,539 1,350,254 1,143,922 19,967 21,006 191,575 203,627
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 5,796 6,579 -11.9% 0 0 633 837 357 433 4,807 5,308
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 2,138 2,315 -7.7% 0 0 479 488 550 657 1,109 1,171
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 477 438 8.9% 0 0 36 32 8 6 433 399
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 309,351 299,194 3.4% 0 0 108,829 107,770 18,235 16,729 182,287 174,696
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) 251,645 296,817 -15.2% 184,297 213,613 60,651 75,689 451 541 6,247 6,974
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) 17,769 21,183 -16.1% 8,387 9,816 7,094 8,845 890 1,062 1,399 1,459
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) 1,844 1,977 -6.7% 1,023 1,169 269 256 9 7 543 545
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) 3,159,777 2,737,288 15.4% 1,288,630 1,069,539 1,459,083 1,251,692 38,202 37,734 373,862 378,323

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price for January through April
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry
  Retail Sales (million kWh) Retail Revenue (million dollars) Average Retail Price (cents/kWh)
Sector April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD Percentage Change April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD Percentage Change April 2015 YTD April 2014 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 467,262 480,521 -2.8% 57,546 57,605 -0.1% 12.32 11.99 2.8%
Commercial 429,172 428,744 0.1% 44,862 45,169 -0.7% 10.45 10.54 -0.9%
Industrial 305,114 304,227 0.3% 20,467 21,073 -2.9% 6.71 6.93 -3.2%
Transportation 2,628 2,724 -3.5% 274 278 -1.4% 10.42 10.20 2.2%
All Sectors 1,204,176 1,216,217 -1.0% 123,149 124,126 -0.8% 10.23 10.21 0.2%

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.
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.'