Table 5.1.E. Coal: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 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 297,521 48,745 24,682 10,284 213,810
2018 278,277 38,513 28,829 9,719 201,217
2019 247,251 33,559 25,686 8,571 179,436
Year 2017
January 29,761 5,162 2,524 1,194 20,883
February 24,175 3,662 2,172 966 17,375
March 26,114 4,069 2,292 1,125 18,627
April 23,166 3,834 1,753 720 16,859
May 23,095 3,697 1,703 677 17,018
June 23,522 3,737 1,779 678 17,327
July 24,291 4,509 2,038 813 16,931
August 24,587 4,500 2,062 710 17,315
September 22,578 3,663 1,898 748 16,269
October 24,856 3,851 2,040 659 18,307
November 25,263 4,533 1,992 869 17,869
December 26,112 3,527 2,428 1,125 19,031
Year 2018
January 29,072 4,032 3,117 1,353 20,569
February 25,883 3,681 2,508 1,019 18,675
March 25,351 3,449 2,553 979 18,371
April 22,087 3,256 2,109 800 15,923
May 21,807 3,009 2,249 633 15,916
June 21,792 3,174 2,288 596 15,734
July 21,795 3,202 2,298 663 15,632
August 21,520 3,063 2,255 691 15,512
September 21,039 3,042 1,864 741 15,392
October 19,687 2,697 1,579 682 14,730
November 23,428 2,861 3,081 784 16,702
December 24,814 3,047 2,929 778 18,060
Year 2019
January 26,508 3,253 3,590 997 18,667
February 23,131 3,102 2,419 931 16,680
March 22,497 3,035 2,448 976 16,038
April 20,419 2,310 2,280 666 15,164
May 18,923 2,002 2,074 622 14,226
June 18,937 2,665 2,087 418 13,767
July 18,827 2,837 2,047 572 13,371
August 19,329 3,116 1,994 610 13,609
September 18,124 2,675 1,600 658 13,192
October 19,297 2,778 1,830 593 14,096
November 20,081 2,812 1,672 716 14,882
December 21,177 2,974 1,646 813 15,743

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.