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Table 2.1c Commercial Sector Energy Consumption Estimates, 1949-2011 (Trillion Btu)
Table 2.1c  Commercial Sector Energy Consumption Estimates, 1949-2011
                        (Trillion Btu)





Year
Primary Consumption 1


Electricity
Retail
Sales 11


Electrical
System
Energy
Losses 12





Total
Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy 2

Total
Primary

Coal

Natural Gas 3

Petroleum 4,5

Total
Hydroelectric
Power 6

Geothermal 7

Solar/PV 8

WInd 9

Biomass 10

Total
1949 1,554 360 735 2,649 NA NA NA NA 20 20 2,669 200 800 3,669
1950 1,542 401 872 2,815 NA NA NA NA 19 19 2,834 225 834 3,893
1951 1,307 481 932 2,719 NA NA NA NA 18 18 2,738 252 883 3,873
1952 1,169 534 953 2,656 NA NA NA NA 17 17 2,673 273 927 3,873
1953 966 549 982 2,497 NA NA NA NA 16 16 2,512 297 962 3,771
1954 825 605 1,012 2,442 NA NA NA NA 15 15 2,458 319 956 3,733
1955 801 651 1,095 2,547 NA NA NA NA 15 15 2,561 350 984 3,895
1956 715 742 1,136 2,593 NA NA NA NA 14 14 2,607 380 1,036 4,023
1957 535 803 1,098 2,436 NA NA NA NA 13 13 2,449 411 1,101 3,961
1958 501 902 1,141 2,544 NA NA NA NA 13 13 2,557 435 1,127 4,119
1959 415 1,009 1,213 2,637 NA NA NA NA 12 12 2,649 488 1,235 4,372
1960 407 1,056 1,248 2,711 NA NA NA NA 12 12 2,723 543 1,344 4,609
1961 371 1,115 1,268 2,754 NA NA NA NA 11 11 2,765 572 1,391 4,728
1962 362 1,249 1,302 2,913 NA NA NA NA 11 11 2,924 621 1,492 5,036
1963 317 1,307 1,286 2,911 NA NA NA NA 10 10 2,921 688 1,642 5,251
1964 274 1,419 1,275 2,968 NA NA NA NA 9 9 2,977 738 1,751 5,466
1965 265 1,490 1,413 3,168 NA NA NA NA 9 9 3,177 789 1,880 5,845
1966 263 1,676 1,461 3,400 NA NA NA NA 9 9 3,409 859 2,056 6,324
1967 225 2,022 1,512 3,759 NA NA NA NA 8 8 3,768 925 2,206 6,899
1968 208 2,140 1,544 3,891 NA NA NA NA 8 8 3,899 1,014 2,416 7,329
1969 195 2,323 1,559 4,077 NA NA NA NA 8 8 4,085 1,108 2,640 7,833
1970 165 2,473 1,592 4,229 NA NA NA NA 8 8 4,237 1,201 2,908 8,346
1971 179 2,587 1,551 4,317 NA NA NA NA 7 7 4,324 1,288 3,109 8,721
1972 153 2,678 1,573 4,405 NA NA NA NA 7 7 4,412 1,408 3,364 9,183
1973 160 2,649 1,607 4,416 NA NA NA NA 7 7 4,423 1,517 3,604 9,543
1974 175 2,617 1,461 4,252 NA NA NA NA 7 7 4,259 1,501 3,633 9,393
1975 147 2,558 1,346 4,051 NA NA NA NA 8 8 4,059 1,598 3,835 9,492
1976 144 2,718 1,500 4,362 NA NA NA NA 9 9 4,371 1,678 4,014 10,063
1977 148 2,548 1,552 4,248 NA NA NA NA 10 10 4,258 1,754 4,196 10,208
1978 165 2,643 1,490 4,297 NA NA NA NA 12 12 4,309 1,813 4,390 10,512
1979 149 2,836 1,367 4,352 NA NA NA NA 14 14 4,366 1,854 4,428 10,648
1980 115 2,651 1,318 4,084 NA NA NA NA 21 21 4,105 1,906 4,567 10,578
1981 137 2,557 1,122 3,816 NA NA NA NA 21 21 3,837 2,033 4,746 10,616
1982 155 2,650 1,037 3,842 NA NA NA NA 22 22 3,864 2,077 4,919 10,860
1983 162 2,486 1,170 3,818 NA NA NA NA 22 22 3,840 2,116 4,982 10,938
1984 169 2,582 1,227 3,978 NA NA NA NA 22 22 4,001 2,264 5,179 11,444
1985 137 2,488 1,083 3,708 NA NA NA NA 24 24 3,732 2,351 5,368 11,451
1986 135 2,367 1,162 3,665 NA NA NA NA 27 27 3,693 2,439 5,475 11,606
1987 125 2,489 1,131 3,745 NA NA NA NA 30 30 3,774 2,539 5,633 11,946
1988 131 2,731 1,099 3,961 NA NA NA NA 33 33 3,994 2,675 5,909 12,578
1989 115 2,785 1,041 3,941 1 3 - - 99 102 4,043 2,767 6,384 13,193
1990 124 2,682 991 3,798 1 3 - - 94 98 3,896 2,860 6,564 13,320
1991 116 2,795 935 3,846 1 3 - - 95 100 3,945 2,918 6,636 13,500
1992 117 2,871 893 3,881 1 3 - - 105 109 3,991 2,900 6,550 13,441
1993 117 2,923 819 3,859 1 3 - - 109 114 3,973 3,019 6,828 13,820
1994 118 2,962 825 3,905 1 4 - - 106 112 4,016 3,116 6,966 14,098
1995 117 3,096 769 3,982 1 5 - - 113 118 4,101 3,252 7,338 14,690
1996 122 3,226 790 4,138 1 5 - - 129 135 4,273 3,344 7,555 15,172
1997 129 3,285 743 4,157 1 6 - - 131 138 4,295 3,503 7,883 15,681
1998 93 3,083 702 3,878 1 7 - - 118 127 4,005 3,678 8,285 15,968
1999 103 3,115 707 3,925 1 7 - - 121 129 4,053 3,766 8,557 16,376
2000 92 3,252 807 4,150 1 8 - - 119 128 4,278 3,956 8,942 17,175
2001 97 3,097 790 3,984 1 8 - - 92 101 4,084 4,062 8,990 17,137
2002 90 R 3,212 726 R 4,028 (s) 9 - - 95 104 R 4,132 4,110 9,104 R 17,345
2003 82 3,261 827 4,170 1 11 - - 101 113 4,283 4,090 8,969 17,343
2004 103 3,201 809 4,113 1 12 - - 105 118 4,232 4,198 9,229 17,659
2005 97 3,073 761 3,932 1 14 - - 105 R 120 4,051 4,351 9,455 R 17,857
2006 65 2,902 663 3,629 1 14 - - R 103 R 118 R 3,747 4,435 9,529 R 17,711
2007 70 R 3,085 649 R 3,805 1 14 - - R 103 118 R 3,922 4,560 9,773 R 18,255
2008 69 3,228 651 3,948 1 15 (s) - 109 125 4,073 4,558 9,749 18,381
2009 63 3,187 682 3,932 1 17 (s) (s) 112 129 4,061 4,460 9,378 17,899
2010 R 60 R 3,164 R 685 R 3,908 1 19 (s) (s) R 111 R 130 R 4,039 R 4,539 R 9,501 R 18,078
2011P 51 3,225 683 3,959 1 20 (s) (s) 110 131 4,090 4,501 9,429 18,021
1See "Primary Energy Consumption" in Glossary. 9Wind electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see Table A6).
2Most data are estimates.  See Table 10.2a for notes on series components and estimation. 10Wood and wood-derived fuels; municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge waste,
agricultural byproducts, and other biomass; and fuel ethanol (minus denaturant).  Through 2000, also
includes non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived fuels).
3Natural gas only; excludes the estimated portion of supplemental gaseous fuels.  See Note 1,
"Supplemental Gaseous Fuels," at end of Section 6.
11Electricity retail sales to ultimate customers reported by electric utilities and, beginning in 1996, other
energy service providers.
4Based on petroleum product supplied.  For petroleum, product supplied is used as an approximation of
petroleum consumption.  See Note 1, "Petroleum Products Supplied and Petroleum Consumption," at end
of Section 5.
12Total losses are calculated as the primary energy consumed by the electric power sector minus the
energy content of electricity retail sales.  Total losses are allocated to the end-use sectors in proportion to
each sector's share of total electricity retail sales.  See Note, "Electrical System Energy Losses," at end of
section.
5Does not include biofuels that have been blended with petroleum-biofuels are included in "Biomass."  R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  - =No data reported.  (s)=Less than 0.5 trillion Btu.  
6Conventional hydroelectricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see
Table A6).
Notes:  -  The commercial sector includes commercial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and commercial
electricity-only plants.  See Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into Energy-Use Sectors," at end of
Section 8.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
7Geothermal heat pump and direct use energy. Web Page:    See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#consumption for updated monthly and
annual data.
8Photovoltaic (PV) electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see
Table A6) at commercial plants with capacity of 1 megawatt or greater.
Sources:  Tables 2.1f, 5.14a, 6.5, 7.3, 8.9, 10.2a, A4, A5, and A6.
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