Table 1.1. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2021 and 2020

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 2021 Year 2020 Percentage Change Year 2021 Year 2020 Year 2021 Year 2020 Year 2021 Year 2020 Year 2021 Year 2020 Year 2021 Year 2020
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 897,885 773,393 16.1% 674,804 582,374 217,522 185,328 280 240 5,278 5,451 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 11,665 9,662 20.7% 8,791 7,182 2,380 1,984 94 97 400 398 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 7,511 7,679 -2.2% 5,728 5,663 1,413 1,504 4 2 367 510 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,579,361 1,626,790 -2.9% 777,057 815,414 699,717 706,885 7,346 8,110 95,240 96,381 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 11,397 11,818 -3.6% 12 45 3,292 3,129 0 0 8,093 8,644 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 778,188 789,879 -1.5% 429,227 428,953 348,961 360,925 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 251,585 285,274 -11.8% 228,689 264,650 21,702 19,409 258 214 936 1,001 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 563,682 497,738 13.2% 89,249 69,742 445,396 398,200 3,576 3,347 25,461 26,449 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 378,197 337,938 11.9% 70,338 55,554 307,579 281,599 168 168 112 617 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 115,258 89,199 29.2% 13,911 9,945 100,612 78,567 598 586 137 101 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 36,463 36,219 0.7% 2,796 2,077 9,101 9,135 153 91 24,413 24,916 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 17,790 18,493 -3.8% 1,197 1,252 13,637 14,374 2,156 2,053 800 814 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,975 15,890 0.5% 1,007 915 14,466 14,526 502 449 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -5,112 -5,321 -3.9% -3,876 -4,326 -1,235 -995 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 12,140 12,855 -5.6% 508 618 6,449 6,971 1,209 1,035 3,975 4,231 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,108,303 4,009,767 2.5% 2,210,187 2,170,316 1,745,598 1,683,340 12,768 13,046 139,750 143,064 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 49,164 41,522 18.4% 0 0 0 0 15,124 12,859 3,858 3,484 30,182 25,179
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 161,499 127,588 26.6% 13,883 9,915 97,717 75,464 15,722 13,445 3,994 3,586 30,182 25,179
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 164,422 130,721 25.8% 13,911 9,945 100,612 78,567 15,722 13,445 3,994 3,586 30,182 25,179
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 500,298 435,351 14.9% 372,694 325,352 125,851 108,125 87 72 1,666 1,802 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 21,634 18,008 20.1% 16,850 13,913 4,102 3,447 250 238 432 410 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,070 3,077 -0.2% 2,323 2,260 618 658 1 1 127 158 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 11,503,839 11,928,104 -3.6% 5,876,442 6,196,152 4,996,517 5,061,569 45,536 51,827 585,344 618,556 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 11,301 10,402 8.6% 2,153 1,635 667 715 447 401 8,034 7,651 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,072 1,730 19.8% 80 59 278 179 331 269 1,384 1,223 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 760 780 -2.5% 21 16 113 124 6 3 621 637 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,222,267 1,292,624 -5.4% 49,103 47,025 308,223 326,976 71,093 78,844 793,848 839,778 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 511,600 445,753 14.8% 374,848 326,987 126,518 108,840 534 473 9,700 9,453 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 23,706 19,738 20.1% 16,929 13,972 4,380 3,626 580 507 1,816 1,633 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,830 3,856 -0.7% 2,344 2,276 731 782 7 4 748 795 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 12,726,106 13,220,728 -3.7% 5,925,545 6,243,178 5,304,740 5,388,546 116,628 130,671 1,379,192 1,458,334 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 2021 Year 2020 Percentage Change Year 2021 Year 2020 Percentage Change Year 2021 Year 2020 Percentage Change
Residential 1,470,487 1,464,605 0.4% 200,834 192,663 4.2% 13.66 13.15 3.9%
Commercial 1,328,439 1,287,440 3.2% 149,008 136,372 9.3% 11.22 10.59 5.9%
Industrial 1,000,613 959,082 4.3% 71,835 63,956 12.3% 7.18 6.67 7.6%
Transportation 6,334 6,548 -3.3% 646 648 -0.3% 10.20 9.90 3.0%
All Sectors 3,805,874 3,717,674 2.4% 422,323 393,639 7.3% 11.10 10.59 4.8%


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.'