Table 5.1.E. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 521,717 0 83,838 34,690 403,189
2008 503,096 0 81,416 36,163 385,517
2009 462,674 0 90,867 32,651 339,156
2010 490,931 0 90,184 30,725 370,022
2011 479,822 0 84,855 28,056 366,911
2012 420,923 0 58,275 23,673 338,975
2013 401,108 0 47,677 18,535 334,897
2014 391,550 18,332 37,139 18,805 317,274
2015 356,895 18,640 37,815 13,483 286,956
2016 342,370 51,590 29,330 11,736 249,714
2017 297,520 48,745 24,682 10,284 213,810
Year 2015
January 35,642 1,807 3,662 1,711 28,462
February 32,913 1,775 3,367 1,732 26,040
March 32,194 1,744 3,436 1,429 25,584
April 27,956 1,366 2,757 877 22,956
May 28,711 1,352 3,331 835 23,192
June 28,325 1,546 3,259 1,016 22,504
July 30,648 1,535 3,460 1,088 24,565
August 28,644 1,289 3,279 956 23,120
September 27,840 1,356 3,009 840 22,635
October 26,630 1,459 2,798 832 21,541
November 28,323 1,735 2,668 967 22,953
December 29,071 1,678 2,787 1,202 23,404
Year 2016
January 33,833 4,989 2,985 1,309 24,550
February 31,219 4,833 2,882 1,303 22,200
March 30,053 4,079 2,601 1,276 22,097
April 25,599 3,546 2,268 790 18,996
May 26,306 3,793 1,988 601 19,924
June 27,987 4,171 2,124 813 20,879
July 30,218 4,835 2,571 808 22,005
August 29,238 4,654 2,393 858 21,334
September 25,837 3,698 2,130 845 19,163
October 25,606 3,798 2,312 833 18,663
November 25,634 4,011 2,208 1,011 18,405
December 30,841 5,184 2,867 1,290 21,501
Year 2017
January 29,768 5,162 2,524 1,194 20,889
February 24,170 3,662 2,172 966 17,370
March 26,109 4,069 2,292 1,125 18,622
April 23,172 3,834 1,753 720 16,865
May 23,096 3,697 1,703 677 17,019
June 23,527 3,737 1,779 678 17,333
July 24,275 4,509 2,038 813 16,915
August 24,576 4,500 2,062 710 17,304
September 22,605 3,663 1,898 748 16,296
October 24,851 3,851 2,040 659 18,301
November 25,250 4,533 1,992 869 17,855
December 26,121 3,527 2,428 1,125 19,041

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.