Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2017 and 2016

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 Year 2017 Year 2016 Percentage Change Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,205,835 1,239,149 -2.7% 893,639 922,399 304,198 307,263 329 383 7,669 9,103 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 12,414 13,008 -4.6% 8,567 9,069 3,281 3,360 103 77 463 503 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 8,976 11,197 -19.8% 6,711 8,881 1,480 1,401 8 6 776 909 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,296,415 1,378,307 -5.9% 623,835 654,780 572,919 624,600 8,042 7,730 91,619 91,197 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 12,469 12,807 -2.6% 149 154 3,978 3,758 0 0 8,343 8,895 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 804,950 805,694 -0.1% 424,485 424,400 380,465 381,294 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 300,333 267,812 12.1% 275,677 247,787 23,034 18,539 240 217 1,383 1,269 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 386,277 341,633 13.1% 46,111 42,661 308,338 267,056 3,251 3,226 28,578 28,690 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 254,303 226,993 12.0% 37,068 35,070 217,006 191,720 144 131 84 71 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 53,286 36,054 47.8% 3,348 1,995 49,375 33,502 521 529 42 27 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 41,152 40,947 0.5% 3,226 3,038 10,416 10,382 70 69 27,440 27,458 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 21,610 21,813 -0.9% 1,448 1,478 16,636 16,706 2,515 2,496 1,012 1,134 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,927 15,826 0.6% 1,022 1,080 14,905 14,746 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -6,495 -6,686 -2.9% -5,448 -5,629 -1,047 -1,057 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 13,094 13,754 -4.8% 551 421 6,527 6,941 1,088 1,068 4,928 5,324 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,034,268 4,076,675 -1.0% 2,274,277 2,304,923 1,603,173 1,613,156 13,060 12,706 143,758 145,890 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 23,990 18,812 27.5% 0 0 0 0 7,685 6,158 2,364 2,060 13,942 10,595
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 74,007 51,483 43.8% 3,326 1,920 46,127 30,194 8,206 6,687 2,406 2,087 13,942 10,595
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 77,276 54,866 40.8% 3,348 1,995 49,375 33,502 8,206 6,687 2,406 2,087 13,942 10,595
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 663,911 677,371 -2.0% 484,389 496,192 176,643 178,047 95 111 2,783 3,021 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 21,696 22,405 -3.2% 15,567 16,137 5,461 5,624 191 108 476 536 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,490 4,253 -18.0% 2,731 3,427 542 591 3 2 214 233 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,507,760 10,170,110 -6.5% 4,754,883 5,018,894 4,161,987 4,571,375 50,060 46,304 540,830 533,537 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 14,667 16,586 -11.6% 2,802 2,979 1,158 1,336 515 572 10,192 11,700 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,012 2,277 -11.6% 72 68 220 245 238 245 1,482 1,719 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 977 1,099 -11.0% 11 6 115 113 15 9 836 971 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,558,826 1,151,866 35.3% 38,740 38,096 309,982 356,905 493,553 80,943 716,551 675,922 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 678,578 693,958 -2.2% 487,192 499,172 177,801 179,383 610 683 12,975 14,720 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 23,708 24,682 -3.9% 15,640 16,205 5,681 5,869 429 352 1,958 2,255 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,467 5,352 -16.5% 2,742 3,433 657 705 17 10 1,050 1,204 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 11,066,586 11,321,975 -2.3% 4,793,623 5,056,990 4,471,969 4,928,280 543,613 127,246 1,257,381 1,209,459 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 Year 2017 Year 2016 Percentage Change Year 2017 Year 2016 Percentage Change Year 2017 Year 2016 Percentage Change
Residential 1,378,648 1,411,058 -2.3% 177,661 177,077 0.3% 12.89 12.55 2.7%
Commercial 1,353,358 1,367,191 -1.0% 144,260 142,643 1.1% 10.66 10.43 2.2%
Industrial 984,298 976,715 0.8% 67,691 66,068 2.5% 6.88 6.76 1.8%
Transportation 7,523 7,497 0.3% 728 722 0.9% 9.68 9.63 0.5%
All Sectors 3,723,826 3,762,462 -1.0% 390,340 386,509 1.0% 10.48 10.27 2.0%


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 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-861M, 'Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report.'
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'