Table 5.1.B. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 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
2018 13,813 2,268 1,356 490 9,700
2019 12,397 2,062 1,161 443 8,731
Year 2017
January 1,470 300 117 59 995
February 1,198 213 104 48 832
March 1,293 238 106 57 892
April 1,128 221 78 36 793
May 1,137 209 75 34 819
June 1,152 211 84 34 823
July 1,203 254 96 40 813
August 1,215 256 100 36 824
September 1,102 207 86 38 771
October 1,223 223 94 35 871
November 1,261 263 98 44 856
December 1,285 208 119 56 903
Year 2018
January 1,434 237 144 65 987
February 1,285 216 126 51 892
March 1,254 202 119 49 885
April 1,095 188 100 40 767
May 1,081 173 106 33 769
June 1,081 184 107 30 759
July 1,078 189 105 34 750
August 1,064 181 103 35 745
September 1,061 183 97 38 743
October 984 159 72 35 718
November 1,167 173 141 40 813
December 1,229 182 135 40 872
Year 2019
January 1,312 198 158 51 905
February 1,158 189 114 47 808
March 1,112 189 110 49 764
April 1,009 141 102 34 732
May 941 123 90 33 695
June 950 161 95 23 671
July 950 171 97 30 653
August 974 190 88 32 664
September 914 168 73 34 640
October 985 174 81 31 699
November 1,019 174 76 38 731
December 1,072 184 76 42 770

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.