Table 5.1.D. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2018 12,037,444 9,041,357 2,944,321 1,736 50,029
2019 10,166,224 7,623,196 2,498,944 1,509 42,575
Year 2017
January 1,200,949 894,562 300,722 238 5,428
February 907,774 677,464 225,239 194 4,876
March 934,820 690,256 239,313 187 5,064
April 849,821 613,913 231,356 117 4,435
May 970,719 724,208 241,926 112 4,473
June 1,125,322 850,061 270,677 127 4,458
July 1,336,227 1,009,439 322,063 148 4,577
August 1,249,577 943,848 301,025 137 4,567
September 1,029,569 752,508 272,541 157 4,363
October 941,498 695,389 241,428 139 4,542
November 950,247 676,718 268,997 162 4,370
December 1,110,004 800,595 304,546 195 4,667
Year 2018
January 1,244,183 925,236 313,697 231 5,019
February 861,400 642,512 214,188 184 4,516
March 843,941 615,379 223,981 162 4,419
April 764,142 577,004 183,171 133 3,833
May 897,675 675,299 218,106 121 4,149
June 1,069,511 819,784 245,472 114 4,140
July 1,211,799 922,838 284,640 123 4,199
August 1,208,987 915,915 288,894 135 4,044
September 1,014,778 767,264 243,419 138 3,958
October 907,352 675,385 228,441 117 3,409
November 965,757 716,357 245,287 139 3,973
December 1,047,918 788,385 255,025 138 4,371
Year 2019
January 1,058,823 786,243 268,166 166 4,248
February 838,849 624,443 210,371 154 3,880
March 828,126 600,395 224,131 185 3,415
April 629,315 466,253 159,689 123 3,250
May 763,488 588,629 171,298 105 3,456
June 829,511 636,161 189,866 74 3,410
July 1,063,467 810,341 249,251 98 3,778
August 991,849 759,025 229,009 98 3,717
September 901,131 683,364 214,211 117 3,439
October 705,109 520,523 181,422 118 3,046
November 792,687 583,324 205,856 126 3,380
December 763,869 564,494 195,673 146 3,556

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.