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Table 8.9 Electricity End Use, 1949-2011 (Billion Kilowatthours)
Table 8.9  Electricity End Use, 1949-2011
                      (Billion Kilowatthours)


Year
Retail Sales 1

Direct Use 6


Total End Use7
Discontinued Retail Sales Series
Residential Commercial 2 Industrial 3 Transportation 4 Total Retail Sales 5 Commercial (Old) 8 Other (Old) 9
1949 67 E 59 123 E 6 255 NA 255 45 20
1950 72 E 66 146 E 7 291 NA 291 51 22
1951 83 E 74 166 E 7 330 NA 330 57 24
1952 94 E 80 176 E 6 356 NA 356 62 24
1953 104 E 87 199 E 6 396 NA 396 67 26
1954 116 E 94 208 E 6 424 NA 424 72 27
1955 128 E 103 260 E 6 497 NA 497 79 29
1956 143 E 111 286 E 5 546 NA 546 87 30
1957 157 E 120 294 E 5 576 NA 576 94 31
1958 169 E 128 287 E 4 588 NA 588 100 32
1959 185 E 143 315 E 4 647 NA 647 112 36
1960 201 E 159 324 E 3 688 NA 688 131 32
1961 214 E 168 337 E 3 722 NA 722 138 32
1962 233 E 182 360 E 3 778 NA 778 153 32
1963 251 E 202 377 E 3 833 NA 833 171 34
1964 272 E 216 405 E 3 896 NA 896 187 32
1965 291 E 231 429 E 3 954 NA 954 200 34
1966 317 E 252 464 E 3 1,035 NA 1,035 218 37
1967 340 E 271 485 E 3 1,099 NA 1,099 234 40
1968 382 E 297 521 E 3 1,203 NA 1,203 258 42
1969 427 E 325 559 E 3 1,314 NA 1,314 282 46
1970 466 E 352 571 E 3 1,392 NA 1,392 307 48
1971 500 E 377 589 E 3 1,470 NA 1,470 329 51
1972 539 E 413 641 E 3 1,595 NA 1,595 359 56
1973 579 E 445 686 E 3 1,713 NA 1,713 388 59
1974 578 E 440 685 E 3 1,706 NA 1,706 385 58
1975 588 E 468 688 E 3 1,747 NA 1,747 403 68
1976 606 E 492 754 E 3 1,855 NA 1,855 425 70
1977 645 E 514 786 E 3 1,948 NA 1,948 447 71
1978 674 E 531 809 E 3 2,018 NA 2,018 461 73
1979 683 543 842 3 2,071 NA 2,071 473 73
1980 717 559 815 3 2,094 NA 2,094 488 74
1981 722 596 826 3 2,147 NA 2,147 514 85
1982 730 609 745 3 2,086 NA 2,086 526 86
1983 751 620 776 4 2,151 NA 2,151 544 80
1984 780 664 838 4 2,286 NA 2,286 583 85
1985 794 689 837 4 2,324 NA 2,324 606 87
1986 819 715 831 4 2,369 NA 2,369 631 89
1987 850 744 858 5 2,457 NA 2,457 660 88
1988 893 784 896 5 2,578 NA 2,578 699 90
1989 906 811 926 5 2,647 109 2,756 726 90
1990 924 838 946 5 2,713 125 2,837 751 92
1991 955 855 947 5 2,762 124 2,886 766 94
1992 936 850 973 5 2,763 134 2,897 761 93
1993 995 885 977 5 2,861 139 3,001 795 95
1994 1,008 913 1,008 5 2,935 146 3,081 820 98
1995 1,043 953 1,013 5 3,013 151 3,164 863 95
1996 1,083 980 1,034 5 3,101 153 3,254 887 98
1997 1,076 1,027 1,038 5 3,146 156 3,302 929 103
1998 1,130 1,078 1,051 5 3,264 161 3,425 979 104
1999 1,145 1,104 1,058 5 3,312 172 3,484 1,002 107
2000 1,192 1,159 1,064 5 3,421 171 3,592 1,055 109
2001 1,202 1,191 997 6 3,394 163 3,557 1,083 113
2002 1,265 1,205 990 6 3,465 166 3,632 1,104 106
2003 1,276 1,199 1,012 7 3,494 168 3,662 - - - -
2004 1,292 1,230 1,018 7 3,547 168 3,716 - - - -
2005 1,359 1,275 1,019 8 3,661 150 3,811 - - - -
2006 1,352 1,300 1,011 7 3,670 147 3,817 - - - -
2007 1,392 1,336 1,028 8 3,765 126 3,890 - - - -
2008 1,380 1,336 1,009 8 3,733 132 3,865 - - - -
2009 1,364 1,307 917 8 3,597 127 3,724 - - - -
2010 R 1,446 R 1,330 R 971 8 R 3,754 R 132 R 3,886 - - - -
2011 P 1,424 P 1,319 P 976 P 8 P 3,726 E 130 P 3,856 - - - -
1Electricity retail sales to ultimate customers reported by electric utilities and, beginning in 1996, other
energy service providers.
8"Commercial (Old)" is a discontinued series-data are for the commercial sector, excluding public
street and highway lighting, interdepartmental sales, and other sales to public authorities.
2Commercial sector, including public street and highway lighting, interdepartmental sales, and other
sales to public authorities.
9"Other (Old)" is a discontinued series-data are for public street and highway lighting,
interdepartmental sales, other sales to public authorities, agriculture and irrigation, and transportation
including railroads and railways.
3Industrial sector. Through 2002, excludes agriculture and irrigation; beginning in 2003, includes
agriculture and irrigation.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.  - - =Not applicable.
4Transportation sector, including sales to railroads and railways. Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
5The sum of "Residential," "Commercial," "Industrial," and "Transportation." 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.
6Use 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.
Sources:  Residential and Industrial:  -  1949-September 1977-Federal Power Commission, Form
FPC-5, "Monthly Statement of Electric Operating Revenue and Income."  -  October 1977-February
1980-Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Form FPC-5, "Monthly Statement of Electric
Operating Revenue and Income."  -  March 1980-1982-FERC, Form FPC-5, "Electric Utility Company
Monthly Statement."  -  1983-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-826, "Electric Utility
Company Monthly Statement."  -  1984-1996-EIA, Form EIA-861, "Annual Electric Utility Report."  -  1997
forward-EIA, Electric Power Monthly (EPM) (February 2012), Table 5.1.  Commercial:
-  1949-2002-Estimated by EIA as the sum of "Commercial (Old)" and the non-transportation portion of
"Other (Old)."  See estimation methodology at http://www.eia.gov/state/seds/sep_use/notes/use_elec.pdf.
-  2003 forward-EIA, EPM (February 2012), Table 5.1.  Transportation:  -  1949-2002-Estimated by EIA
as the transportation portion of "Other (Old)."  See estimation methodology at
http://www.eia.gov/state/seds/sep_use/notes/use_elec.pdf.  -  2003 forward-EIA, EPM (February 2012),
Table 5.1.  Direct Use:  -  1989-1997-EIA, Form EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility Power Producer Report."
-  1998-EIA, Form EIA-860B, "Annual Electric Generator Report-Nonutility."  -  1999-2010-EIA, Electric
Power Annual 2010 (November 2011), Table 7.2.  -  2011-Estimate based on the 2010 value adjusted by
the percentage change in commercial and industrial net generation on Table 8.1.  Commercial (Old) and
Other (Old):  -  1949-2002-See sources for "Residential" and "Industrial."
7The sum of "Total Retail Sales" and "Direct Use."  
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