Table 5.1.C. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 1,053,783 753,390 273,246 1,886 25,262
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
Year 2014
January 85,420 61,198 22,300 132 1,791
February 77,801 55,170 20,866 131 1,633
March 73,846 51,654 20,346 118 1,729
April 59,489 41,232 16,703 82 1,472
May 65,483 47,195 16,667 72 1,549
June 75,741 55,606 18,518 78 1,540
July 82,961 60,316 20,970 85 1,589
August 82,526 60,292 20,571 72 1,591
September 70,482 50,798 18,118 64 1,502
October 62,488 45,053 15,895 58 1,482
November 66,131 46,637 17,858 82 1,554
December 69,372 50,062 17,576 90 1,644
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

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.