Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2016 and 2015

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 2016 Year 2015 Percentage Change Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,239,149 1,352,398 -8.4% 922,399 998,385 307,263 342,608 383 509 9,103 10,896 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 13,008 17,372 -25.1% 9,069 10,386 3,360 6,240 77 183 503 563 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 11,197 10,877 2.9% 8,881 8,278 1,401 1,601 6 8 909 990 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,378,307 1,333,482 3.4% 654,780 617,817 624,600 619,839 7,730 7,471 91,197 88,355 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 12,807 13,117 -2.4% 154 199 3,758 3,517 0 0 8,895 9,401 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 805,694 797,178 1.1% 424,400 416,680 381,294 380,498 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 267,812 249,080 7.5% 247,787 229,640 18,539 17,996 217 35 1,269 1,410 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 341,633 295,161 15.7% 42,661 37,485 267,056 225,820 3,226 3,220 28,690 28,635 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 226,993 190,719 19.0% 35,070 30,412 191,720 160,135 131 118 71 53 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 36,054 24,893 44.8% 1,995 1,494 33,502 22,962 529 416 27 21 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 40,947 41,929 -2.3% 3,038 3,018 10,382 11,545 69 48 27,458 27,318 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 21,813 21,703 0.5% 1,478 1,473 16,706 16,350 2,496 2,637 1,134 1,243 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,826 15,918 -0.6% 1,080 1,089 14,746 14,829 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -6,686 -5,091 31.3% -5,629 -4,105 -1,057 -987 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 13,907 14,028 -0.9% 421 558 7,094 6,838 1,068 1,170 5,324 5,462 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,076,827 4,077,601 -0.0% 2,304,923 2,315,323 1,613,308 1,603,971 12,706 12,595 145,890 145,712 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 18,812 14,139 33.1% 0 0 0 0 6,158 5,689 2,060 1,451 10,595 6,999
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 51,483 35,805 43.8% 1,920 1,388 30,194 19,841 6,687 6,106 2,087 1,472 10,595 6,999
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 54,866 39,032 40.6% 1,995 1,494 33,502 22,962 6,687 6,106 2,087 1,472 10,595 6,999
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 677,371 739,594 -8.4% 496,192 539,506 178,047 195,927 111 163 3,021 3,999 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 22,405 28,925 -22.5% 16,137 18,562 5,624 9,473 108 249 536 641 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,253 4,044 5.2% 3,427 3,120 591 669 2 2 233 253 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,170,110 10,016,576 1.5% 5,018,894 4,745,255 4,571,375 4,576,683 46,304 70,092 533,537 624,545 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 16,586 16,632 -0.3% 2,979 1,032 1,336 1,980 572 635 11,700 12,985 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,277 3,142 -27.5% 68 62 245 1,155 245 282 1,719 1,643 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,099 1,144 -4.0% 6 9 113 109 9 16 971 1,010 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,151,866 935,098 23.2% 38,096 8,060 356,905 283,372 80,943 46,287 675,922 597,379 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 693,958 756,226 -8.2% 499,172 540,538 179,383 197,906 683 798 14,720 16,984 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 24,682 32,067 -23.0% 16,205 18,624 5,869 10,629 352 531 2,255 2,283 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 5,352 5,188 3.1% 3,433 3,128 705 779 10 18 1,204 1,263 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 11,321,975 10,951,674 3.4% 5,056,990 4,753,315 4,928,280 4,860,055 127,246 116,380 1,209,459 1,221,924 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 2016 Year 2015 Percentage Change Year 2016 Year 2015 Percentage Change Year 2016 Year 2015 Percentage Change
Residential 1,411,058 1,404,096 0.5% 177,077 177,624 -0.3% 12.55 12.65 -0.8%
Commercial 1,367,191 1,360,752 0.5% 142,643 144,781 -1.5% 10.43 10.64 -2.0%
Industrial 976,715 986,508 -1.0% 66,068 68,166 -3.1% 6.76 6.91 -2.2%
Transportation 7,497 7,637 -1.8% 722 771 -6.3% 9.63 10.09 -4.6%
All Sectors 3,762,462 3,758,992 0.1% 386,509 391,341 -1.2% 10.27 10.41 -1.3%


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.'