Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2018 and 2017

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 2018 Year 2017 Percentage Change Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,145,962 1,205,835 -5.0% 859,979 893,639 278,668 304,198 303 329 7,011 7,669 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 16,245 12,414 30.9% 10,108 8,567 5,487 3,281 132 103 517 463 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 8,981 8,976 0.1% 6,817 6,711 1,516 1,480 7 8 640 776 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,468,727 1,296,415 13.3% 720,069 623,835 645,416 572,919 8,419 8,042 94,823 91,619 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 13,463 12,469 8.0% 151 149 3,935 3,978 0 0 9,377 8,343 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 807,084 804,950 0.3% 424,251 424,485 382,833 380,465 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 292,524 300,333 -2.6% 267,336 275,677 23,812 23,034 227 240 1,149 1,383 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 414,343 386,277 7.3% 49,082 46,111 333,491 308,338 3,214 3,251 28,557 28,578 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 272,650 254,303 7.2% 38,448 37,068 233,931 217,006 174 144 97 84 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 63,825 53,286 19.8% 4,916 3,348 58,337 49,375 525 521 47 42 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 41,005 41,152 -0.4% 3,364 3,226 10,021 10,416 77 70 27,544 27,440 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 20,896 21,610 -3.3% 1,344 1,448 16,279 16,636 2,404 2,515 868 1,012 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,967 15,927 0.3% 1,009 1,022 14,924 14,905 33 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -5,905 -6,495 -9.1% -4,785 -5,448 -1,119 -1,047 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 12,973 13,096 -0.9% 561 553 6,677 6,527 1,010 1,088 4,725 4,928 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,174,398 4,034,271 3.5% 2,333,570 2,274,279 1,680,717 1,603,173 13,312 13,060 146,798 143,758 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 29,539 23,990 23.1% 0 0 0 0 9,798 7,685 2,636 2,364 17,105 13,942
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 89,773 74,007 21.3% 4,865 3,326 54,796 46,127 10,324 8,206 2,683 2,406 17,105 13,942
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 93,365 77,276 20.8% 4,916 3,348 58,337 49,375 10,324 8,206 2,683 2,406 17,105 13,942
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 636,213 663,911 -4.2% 473,617 484,389 159,976 176,643 87 95 2,534 2,783 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,614 21,696 31.9% 18,345 15,567 9,467 5,461 269 191 534 476 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,623 3,490 3.8% 2,740 2,731 704 542 2 3 177 214 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,831,005 9,507,760 13.9% 5,551,179 4,754,883 4,662,650 4,161,987 52,650 50,060 564,527 540,830 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 13,813 14,667 -5.8% 2,268 2,802 1,356 1,158 490 515 9,700 10,192 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,614 2,012 29.9% 103 72 354 220 350 238 1,807 1,482 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 929 977 -4.9% 12 11 93 115 10 15 814 836 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,206,711 1,168,850 3.2% 43,156 38,740 331,952 309,945 81,856 104,324 749,746 715,842 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 650,027 678,578 -4.2% 475,885 487,192 161,332 177,801 577 610 12,233 12,975 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 31,228 23,708 31.7% 18,448 15,640 9,820 5,681 619 429 2,341 1,958 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,552 4,467 1.9% 2,752 2,742 797 657 12 17 991 1,050 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 12,037,717 10,676,610 12.7% 5,594,335 4,793,623 4,994,602 4,471,932 134,507 154,383 1,314,273 1,256,672 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 2018 Year 2017 Percentage Change Year 2018 Year 2017 Percentage Change Year 2018 Year 2017 Percentage Change
Residential 1,469,096 1,378,648 6.6% 189,033 177,661 6.4% 12.87 12.89 -0.2%
Commercial 1,381,761 1,352,888 2.1% 147,426 144,242 2.2% 10.67 10.66 0.1%
Industrial 1,001,597 984,298 1.8% 69,296 67,691 2.4% 6.92 6.88 0.6%
Transportation 7,665 7,523 1.9% 744 728 2.1% 9.70 9.68 0.2%
All Sectors 3,860,119 3,723,356 3.7% 406,498 390,322 4.1% 10.53 10.48 0.5%


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.'