Table 5.1.D. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2007 - 2017 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2007 20,841,871 15,436,110 5,287,202 7,833 110,727
2008 20,548,610 15,189,050 5,242,194 8,070 109,296
2009 18,240,611 13,744,178 4,390,596 7,007 98,829
2010 19,196,315 14,333,496 4,709,686 6,815 146,318
2011 18,074,298 13,551,416 4,399,144 7,263 116,475
2012 15,867,141 11,995,971 3,767,011 6,383 97,775
2013 16,509,468 12,421,537 3,981,216 9,444 97,270
2014 16,472,004 12,217,628 4,154,134 4,344 95,898
2015 14,167,878 10,456,910 3,624,869 3,443 82,656
2016 12,979,911 9,641,625 3,274,103 2,293 61,889
2017 12,606,527 9,328,961 3,219,833 1,914 55,820
Year 2015
January 1,379,735 990,356 381,946 388 7,045
February 1,315,659 943,535 365,118 414 6,592
March 1,129,765 819,709 302,401 351 7,304
April 929,278 696,649 226,178 245 6,206
May 1,097,338 830,414 260,139 213 6,572
June 1,318,343 983,624 327,033 298 7,389
July 1,463,993 1,089,588 366,359 298 7,748
August 1,414,355 1,049,472 356,990 256 7,638
September 1,237,781 902,873 327,251 219 7,439
October 1,012,894 747,191 258,912 230 6,561
November 922,147 678,236 237,578 246 6,086
December 946,590 725,264 214,966 283 6,077
Year 2016
January 1,187,475 878,838 302,987 254 5,396
February 973,346 732,061 235,873 276 5,136
March 764,234 602,203 156,482 270 5,279
April 758,789 562,897 191,346 145 4,401
May 863,759 656,726 201,836 117 5,081
June 1,214,088 903,015 305,500 144 5,430
July 1,427,172 1,052,005 369,212 146 5,810
August 1,421,999 1,045,279 370,894 158 5,668
September 1,191,721 867,652 318,734 172 5,163
October 1,032,754 757,171 270,644 161 4,778
November 910,707 676,849 229,268 201 4,389
December 1,233,866 906,931 321,327 248 5,360
Year 2017
January 1,200,950 894,562 300,722 238 5,428
February 907,773 677,464 225,239 194 4,875
March 934,819 690,256 239,313 187 5,063
April 849,822 613,913 231,356 117 4,436
May 970,719 724,208 241,926 112 4,473
June 1,125,323 850,061 270,677 127 4,458
July 1,336,225 1,009,439 322,063 148 4,575
August 1,249,576 943,848 301,025 137 4,566
September 1,029,572 752,508 272,541 157 4,367
October 941,497 695,389 241,428 139 4,541
November 950,245 676,718 268,997 162 4,368
December 1,110,005 800,595 304,546 195 4,669

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.