Table 5.1.F. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 18,703,284 13,744,178 4,481,463 39,658 437,985
2010 19,687,246 14,333,496 4,799,870 37,540 516,341
2011 18,554,120 13,551,416 4,483,999 35,319 483,385
2012 16,288,063 11,995,971 3,825,286 30,056 436,750
2013 16,910,576 12,421,537 4,028,894 27,979 432,167
2014 16,863,554 12,235,960 4,191,273 23,149 413,173
2015 14,524,773 10,475,551 3,662,685 16,926 369,612
2016 13,322,281 9,693,215 3,303,433 14,029 311,604
2017 12,904,048 9,377,705 3,244,514 12,198 269,630
2018 12,315,720 9,079,870 2,973,150 11,455 251,245
2019 10,413,475 7,656,755 2,524,630 10,080 222,011
Year 2017
January 1,230,710 899,723 303,245 1,432 26,310
February 931,949 681,127 227,411 1,160 22,251
March 960,934 694,325 241,606 1,312 23,691
April 872,987 617,747 233,109 837 21,294
May 993,814 727,905 243,630 790 21,490
June 1,148,844 853,799 272,456 804 21,785
July 1,360,518 1,013,948 324,101 961 21,508
August 1,274,165 948,348 303,087 847 21,883
September 1,052,147 756,171 274,439 905 20,632
October 966,354 699,240 243,468 798 22,849
November 975,510 681,251 270,989 1,031 22,239
December 1,136,115 804,122 306,975 1,320 23,698
Year 2018
January 1,273,255 929,268 316,814 1,585 25,589
February 887,284 646,193 216,696 1,203 23,191
March 869,293 618,828 226,534 1,141 22,789
April 786,229 580,260 185,280 933 19,756
May 919,483 678,308 220,355 754 20,065
June 1,091,302 822,958 247,760 710 19,874
July 1,233,595 926,040 286,938 786 19,831
August 1,230,507 918,977 291,149 825 19,556
September 1,035,817 770,306 245,282 879 19,350
October 927,039 678,082 230,020 799 18,139
November 989,185 719,218 248,368 923 20,675
December 1,072,732 791,432 257,954 916 22,431
Year 2019
January 1,085,331 789,496 271,757 1,163 22,916
February 861,980 627,545 212,790 1,085 20,561
March 850,624 603,430 226,579 1,161 19,453
April 649,735 468,563 161,969 788 18,414
May 782,410 590,631 173,372 726 17,682
June 848,448 638,826 191,954 492 17,177
July 1,082,295 813,178 251,298 669 17,149
August 1,011,178 762,141 231,002 708 17,326
September 919,255 686,039 215,811 775 16,630
October 724,406 523,302 183,252 710 17,142
November 812,768 586,136 207,528 842 18,262
December 785,045 567,469 197,319 959 19,299

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.