Table 5.1.C. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 1,069,606 764,765 280,377 1,927 22,537
2008 1,064,503 760,326 280,254 2,021 21,902
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
Year 2015
January 73,033 50,856 20,467 97 1,613
February 68,640 47,941 19,120 97 1,483
March 59,861 42,297 15,975 83 1,506
April 49,840 36,112 12,337 54 1,336
May 58,488 42,889 14,171 50 1,378
June 70,309 50,678 18,189 61 1,381
July 78,021 56,288 20,164 64 1,505
August 75,156 54,094 19,584 58 1,420
September 66,124 46,780 17,901 51 1,391
October 54,904 39,104 14,453 52 1,296
November 50,264 35,526 13,353 59 1,325
December 51,587 37,973 12,192 72 1,350
Year 2016
January 63,607 45,683 16,452 75 1,397
February 52,019 37,815 12,846 75 1,282
March 41,297 31,215 8,733 74 1,275
April 40,280 28,818 10,341 46 1,076
May 46,297 33,928 11,154 37 1,178
June 64,539 46,432 16,818 46 1,243
July 75,604 54,224 20,012 46 1,321
August 75,232 53,951 19,938 49 1,292
September 63,592 44,881 17,504 50 1,157
October 55,798 39,543 15,079 50 1,126
November 49,331 35,322 12,857 60 1,093
December 66,362 47,359 17,648 75 1,280
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 1,141
April 45,408 31,624 12,735 42 1,008
May 52,034 37,582 13,370 39 1,043
June 60,005 43,955 14,965 40 1,045
July 70,971 52,225 17,656 47 1,042
August 66,975 49,209 16,673 43 1,050
September 55,817 39,596 15,184 45 991
October 51,238 36,413 13,686 42 1,098
November 52,142 36,042 14,971 52 1,077
December 59,743 41,940 16,598 66 1,139

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.