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Table 8.1 Electricity Overview, 1949-2011 (Billion Kilowatthours)
Table 8.1  Electricity Overview, 1949-2011
                     (Billion Kilowatthours)




Year
Net Generation Trade
T & D Losses 5
and
Unaccounted
for 6
End Use

Electric Power
Sector 2

Commercial
Sector 3

Industrial
Sector 4


Total
Imports 1 Exports 1 Net Imports 1
Retail
Sales 7

Direct
Use 8


Total
From Canada Total To Canada Total Total 
1949 291 NA 5 296 NA 2 NA (s) 2 43 255 NA 255
1950 329 NA 5 334 NA 2 NA (s) 2 44 291 NA 291
1951 371 NA 5 375 NA 2 NA (s) 2 47 330 NA 330
1952 399 NA 5 404 NA 3 NA (s) 2 50 356 NA 356
1953 443 NA 4 447 NA 2 NA (s) 2 53 396 NA 396
1954 472 NA 5 476 NA 3 NA (s) 2 54 424 NA 424
1955 547 NA 3 550 NA 5 NA (s) 4 58 497 NA 497
1956 601 NA 3 604 NA 5 NA 1 5 62 546 NA 546
1957 632 NA 3 635 NA 5 NA 1 4 62 576 NA 576
1958 645 NA 3 648 NA 4 NA 1 3 64 588 NA 588
1959 710 NA 3 713 NA 4 NA 1 4 70 647 NA 647
1960 756 NA 4 759 NA 5 NA 1 5 76 688 NA 688
1961 794 NA 3 797 NA 3 NA 1 2 77 722 NA 722
1962 855 NA 3 858 NA 2 NA 2 1 81 778 NA 778
1963 917 NA 3 920 NA 2 NA 2 (s) 88 833 NA 833
1964 984 NA 3 987 NA 6 NA 4 2 93 896 NA 896
1965 1,055 NA 3 1,058 NA 4 NA 4 (s) 104 954 NA 954
1966 1,144 NA 3 1,148 NA 4 NA 3 1 113 1,035 NA 1,035
1967 1,214 NA 3 1,218 NA 4 NA 4 (s) 118 1,099 NA 1,099
1968 1,329 NA 3 1,333 NA 4 NA 4 (s) 129 1,203 NA 1,203
1969 1,442 NA 3 1,445 NA 5 NA 4 1 133 1,314 NA 1,314
1970 1,532 NA 3 1,535 NA 6 NA 4 2 145 1,392 NA 1,392
1971 1,613 NA 3 1,616 NA 7 NA 4 4 150 1,470 NA 1,470
1972 1,750 NA 3 1,753 NA 10 NA 3 8 166 1,595 NA 1,595
1973 1,861 NA 3 1,864 NA 17 NA 3 14 165 1,713 NA 1,713
1974 1,867 NA 3 1,870 NA 15 NA 3 13 177 1,706 NA 1,706
1975 1,918 NA 3 1,921 NA 11 NA 5 6 180 1,747 NA 1,747
1976 2,038 NA 3 2,041 NA 11 NA 2 9 194 1,855 NA 1,855
1977 2,124 NA 3 2,127 NA 20 NA 3 17 197 1,948 NA 1,948
1978 2,206 NA 3 2,209 NA 21 NA 1 20 211 2,018 NA 2,018
1979 2,247 NA 3 2,251 NA 23 NA 2 20 200 2,071 NA 2,071
1980 2,286 NA 3 2,290 NA 25 NA 4 21 216 2,094 NA 2,094
1981 2,295 NA 3 2,298 NA 36 NA 3 33 184 2,147 NA 2,147
1982 2,241 NA 3 2,244 NA 33 NA 4 29 187 2,086 NA 2,086
1983 2,310 NA 3 2,313 NA 39 NA 3 35 198 2,151 NA 2,151
1984 2,416 NA 3 2,419 NA 42 NA 3 40 173 2,286 NA 2,286
1985 2,470 NA 3 2,473 NA 46 NA 5 41 190 2,324 NA 2,324
1986 2,487 NA 3 2,490 NA 41 NA 5 36 158 2,369 NA 2,369
1987 2,572 NA 3 2,575 NA 52 NA 6 46 164 2,457 NA 2,457
1988 2,704 NA 3 2,707 NA 39 NA 7 32 161 2,578 NA 2,578
1989 2 2,848 4 4 115 2,967 NA 26 NA 15 11 222 2,647 109 2,756
1990 2,901 6 131 3,038 16 18 16 16 2 203 2,713 125 2,837
1991 2,936 6 133 3,074 20 22 2 2 20 207 2,762 124 2,886
1992 2,934 6 143 3,084 26 28 2 3 25 212 2,763 134 2,897
1993 3,044 7 146 3,197 29 31 3 4 28 224 2,861 139 3,001
1994 3,089 8 151 3,248 45 47 1 2 45 211 2,935 146 3,081
1995 3,194 8 151 3,353 41 43 2 4 39 229 3,013 151 3,164
1996 3,284 9 151 3,444 42 43 2 3 40 231 3,101 153 3,254
1997 3,329 9 154 3,492 43 43 7 9 34 224 3,146 156 3,302
1998 3,457 9 154 3,620 40 40 12 14 26 221 3,264 161 3,425
1999 3,530 9 156 3,695 43 43 13 14 29 240 3,312 172 3,484
2000 3,638 8 157 3,802 49 49 13 15 34 244 3,421 171 3,592
2001 3,580 7 149 3,737 38 39 16 16 22 202 3,394 163 3,557
2002 3,698 7 153 3,858 37 37 15 16 21 248 3,465 166 3,632
2003 3,721 7 155 3,883 29 30 24 24 6 228 3,494 168 3,662
2004 3,808 8 154 3,971 33 34 22 23 11 266 3,547 168 3,716
2005 3,902 8 145 4,055 42 44 19 19 25 269 3,661 150 3,811
2006 3,908 8 148 4,065 42 43 23 24 18 266 3,670 147 3,817
2007 4,005 8 143 4,157 50 51 20 20 31 298 3,765 126 3,890
2008 3,974 8 137 4,119 56 57 24 24 33 287 3,733 132 3,865
2009 3,810 8 132 3,950 51 52 18 18 34 261 3,597 127 3,724
2010 R 3,972 R 9 R 144 R 4,125 44 45 R 18 19 26 R 265 R 3,754 R 132 R 3,886
2011 P 3,955 P 8 P 142 P 4,106 P 51 P 52 P 14 P 15 P 37 P 287 P 3,726 E 130 P 3,856
1Electricity transmitted across U.S. borders.  Net imports equal imports minus exports. 7Electricity retail sales to ultimate customers by electric utilities and, beginning in 1996, other energy
service providers.
2Electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22 category whose
primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.  Through 1988, data are for
electric utilities only; beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities and independent power producers.
8Use of electricity that is 1) self-generated, 2) produced by either the same entity that consumes the
power or an affiliate, and 3) used in direct support of a service or industrial process located within the same
facility or group of facilities that house the generating equipment.  Direct use is exclusive of station use.
3Commercial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and commercial electricity-only plants. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.5 billion kilowatthours.
4Industrial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and industrial electricity-only plants.  Through 1988, data
are for industrial hydroelectric power only.
Notes:  -  See Note 1, "Coverage of Electricity Statistics," and Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into
Energy-Use Sectors," at end of section.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent
rounding.
5Transmission and distribution losses (electricity losses that occur between the point of generation and
delivery to the customer).  See Note, "Electrical System Energy Losses," at end of Section 2.
Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#electricity for updated monthly and
annual data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/electricity/ for related information.
6Data collection frame differences and nonsampling error. Sources:  See end of section.
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