Table 5.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 1,030,556 753,390 269,412 347 7,408
2007 1,046,795 764,765 276,581 361 5,089
2008 1,042,335 760,326 276,565 369 5,075
2009 934,683 695,615 234,077 317 4,674
2010 979,684 721,431 249,814 314 8,125
2011 934,938 689,316 239,541 347 5,735
2012 825,734 615,467 205,295 307 4,665
2013 860,729 638,327 217,219 513 4,670
2014 853,634 624,235 224,568 202 4,629
2015 739,594 539,506 195,927 163 3,999
2016 677,371 496,192 178,047 111 3,021
Year 2014
January 83,647 61,084 22,129 27 407
February 76,160 55,073 20,699 27 362
March 72,124 51,559 20,147 22 396
April 58,065 41,151 16,541 16 357
May 64,033 47,114 16,521 12 385
June 74,328 55,542 18,365 15 406
July 81,495 60,238 20,821 16 420
August 81,074 60,222 20,422 14 417
September 69,127 50,728 17,998 12 389
October 61,129 44,987 15,772 11 359
November 64,651 46,561 17,720 14 356
December 67,799 49,976 17,434 16 373
Year 2015
January 71,384 50,757 20,271 18 338
February 67,136 47,845 18,954 19 318
March 58,367 42,202 15,797 17 351
April 48,543 36,037 12,193 12 302
May 57,153 42,814 14,005 10 323
June 68,982 50,592 18,017 14 359
July 76,570 56,202 19,977 14 376
August 73,810 54,023 19,408 12 368
September 64,823 46,706 17,746 10 360
October 53,659 39,023 14,309 11 317
November 48,943 35,427 13,209 12 295
December 50,224 37,878 12,041 14 292
Year 2016
January 61,983 45,395 16,319 12 258
February 50,516 37,538 12,717 13 248
March 39,864 30,983 8,616 13 252
April 39,065 28,614 10,238 7 206
May 45,032 33,712 11,064 6 249
June 63,186 46,191 16,721 7 266
July 74,132 53,946 19,894 7 285
August 73,798 53,681 19,827 8 282
September 62,335 44,665 17,407 8 254
October 54,537 39,319 14,974 8 237
November 48,076 35,090 12,758 10 218
December 64,847 47,058 17,512 12 266

Notes: Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology to allocate total fuel consumption for electricity generation and consumption for useful thermal output was changed.
The new methodology was retroactively applied to 2004-2007 data. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report.