Table 5.1.B. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2007 - 2017 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2007 22,810 0 3,795 1,566 17,449
2008 22,168 0 3,689 1,652 16,827
2009 20,507 0 3,935 1,481 15,091
2010 21,727 0 3,808 1,406 16,513
2011 21,532 0 3,628 1,321 16,584
2012 19,333 0 2,790 1,143 15,400
2013 18,350 0 2,416 843 15,090
2014 18,107 978 1,821 861 14,448
2015 16,632 1,032 1,980 635 12,985
2016 16,586 2,979 1,336 572 11,700
2017 14,667 2,802 1,158 515 10,192
Year 2015
January 1,649 99 197 79 1,275
February 1,505 96 166 78 1,165
March 1,494 94 178 67 1,155
April 1,296 76 144 43 1,034
May 1,335 75 165 40 1,055
June 1,327 87 172 47 1,022
July 1,451 86 187 50 1,129
August 1,345 71 176 45 1,052
September 1,301 75 155 40 1,031
October 1,245 81 145 41 979
November 1,321 99 145 47 1,030
December 1,363 95 151 58 1,059
Year 2016
January 1,624 288 133 63 1,140
February 1,503 277 130 62 1,034
March 1,433 232 117 61 1,023
April 1,215 204 103 39 870
May 1,264 215 90 31 929
June 1,353 241 97 39 976
July 1,472 278 118 39 1,036
August 1,434 270 112 42 1,010
September 1,257 216 97 41 903
October 1,260 224 105 42 889
November 1,256 233 99 50 875
December 1,515 301 136 63 1,015
Year 2017
January 1,470 300 117 59 995
February 1,198 213 104 48 832
March 1,292 238 106 57 892
April 1,129 221 78 36 794
May 1,137 209 75 34 819
June 1,153 211 84 34 823
July 1,202 254 96 40 812
August 1,214 256 100 36 823
September 1,103 207 86 38 773
October 1,223 223 94 35 871
November 1,260 263 98 44 855
December 1,285 208 119 56 903

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.