Table 5.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2017 663,911 484,389 176,643 95 2,783
2018 636,213 473,617 159,976 87 2,534
2019 537,616 399,541 135,838 76 2,161
Year 2017
January 63,460 46,708 16,471 11 270
February 47,985 35,491 12,240 9 245
March 48,840 35,655 12,926 9 250
April 44,279 31,403 12,656 6 214
May 50,897 37,373 13,294 6 224
June 58,852 43,744 14,881 6 221
July 69,769 51,971 17,560 7 230
August 65,761 48,954 16,574 7 227
September 54,713 39,390 15,098 8 218
October 50,015 36,190 13,591 7 227
November 50,882 35,778 14,873 8 222
December 58,457 41,733 16,479 9 236
Year 2018
January 64,845 47,762 16,817 11 255
February 45,793 34,002 11,552 9 230
March 44,474 32,312 11,930 8 224
April 40,515 30,350 9,965 7 193
May 47,293 35,261 11,815 6 211
June 56,078 42,502 13,360 6 210
July 63,818 48,277 15,322 6 212
August 63,737 47,866 15,660 7 204
September 53,914 40,293 13,415 7 199
October 48,422 35,547 12,695 6 173
November 51,702 37,956 13,537 7 202
December 55,624 41,488 13,908 7 221
Year 2019
January 55,834 41,306 14,305 8 214
February 45,025 33,349 11,471 8 197
March 43,974 31,664 12,133 9 168
April 33,353 24,495 8,691 6 161
May 40,015 30,285 9,547 6 178
June 44,218 33,558 10,482 4 174
July 55,863 42,319 13,345 5 193
August 52,348 39,741 12,412 5 190
September 47,188 35,453 11,554 6 175
October 37,431 27,149 10,119 6 157
November 41,907 30,453 11,274 6 173
December 40,461 29,769 10,505 7 180

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.