Table 5.1.C. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 955,190 695,615 238,012 1,798 19,766
2010 1,001,411 721,431 253,621 1,720 24,638
2011 956,470 689,316 243,168 1,668 22,319
2012 845,066 615,467 208,085 1,450 20,065
2013 879,078 638,327 219,635 1,356 19,761
2014 871,741 625,212 226,389 1,063 19,076
2015 756,226 540,538 197,906 798 16,984
2016 693,958 499,172 179,383 683 14,720
2017 678,578 487,192 177,801 610 12,975
2018 650,027 475,885 161,332 577 12,233
2019 550,013 401,603 136,998 519 10,892
Year 2017
January 64,930 47,008 16,588 71 1,264
February 49,183 35,705 12,344 58 1,077
March 50,132 35,893 13,032 66 1,142
April 45,407 31,624 12,735 42 1,007
May 52,034 37,582 13,370 39 1,043
June 60,004 43,955 14,965 40 1,044
July 70,972 52,225 17,656 47 1,043
August 66,976 49,209 16,673 43 1,050
September 55,815 39,596 15,184 45 989
October 51,239 36,413 13,686 42 1,098
November 52,143 36,042 14,971 52 1,078
December 59,742 41,940 16,598 66 1,139
Year 2018
January 66,279 47,999 16,961 76 1,242
February 47,079 34,219 11,679 59 1,122
March 45,728 32,513 12,049 57 1,109
April 41,610 30,538 10,065 47 960
May 48,374 35,435 11,921 39 979
June 57,159 42,687 13,467 36 969
July 64,895 48,467 15,427 40 962
August 64,801 48,047 15,763 42 949
September 54,975 40,475 13,512 45 943
October 49,406 35,706 12,768 42 891
November 52,868 38,129 13,677 47 1,015
December 56,853 41,670 14,043 47 1,093
Year 2019
January 57,146 41,504 14,463 59 1,119
February 46,183 33,539 11,586 54 1,005
March 45,086 31,853 12,243 58 932
April 34,362 24,636 8,793 40 893
May 40,956 30,408 9,637 38 873
June 45,168 33,720 10,577 27 845
July 56,813 42,490 13,442 35 846
August 53,322 39,931 12,500 37 854
September 48,102 35,621 11,628 40 814
October 38,416 27,323 10,200 37 856
November 42,925 30,627 11,350 44 904
December 41,533 29,952 10,581 49 950

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.