Table 5.1.F. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 21,059,972 15,211,077 5,250,336 41,612 556,948
2007 21,363,588 15,436,110 5,371,039 42,523 513,916
2008 21,051,706 15,189,050 5,323,610 44,233 494,813
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
Year 2014
January 1,667,611 1,205,112 420,488 2,875 39,135
February 1,520,096 1,087,256 394,464 2,886 35,490
March 1,451,555 1,018,919 392,218 2,608 37,809
April 1,157,718 809,221 315,085 1,773 31,638
May 1,271,054 929,017 307,084 1,572 33,381
June 1,470,447 1,092,825 342,590 1,737 33,296
July 1,598,676 1,179,472 382,854 1,896 34,455
August 1,584,106 1,175,589 372,539 1,552 34,426
September 1,348,155 988,314 326,078 1,352 32,411
October 1,190,882 868,785 288,813 1,211 32,073
November 1,272,924 910,003 327,612 1,772 33,537
December 1,330,331 971,447 321,447 1,917 35,520
Year 2015
January 1,415,376 992,163 385,608 2,098 35,507
February 1,348,573 945,310 368,485 2,146 32,632
March 1,161,958 821,453 305,837 1,780 32,888
April 957,233 698,015 228,935 1,122 29,162
May 1,126,049 831,767 263,470 1,049 29,764
June 1,346,669 985,169 330,292 1,314 29,894
July 1,494,640 1,091,122 369,819 1,386 32,312
August 1,443,000 1,050,760 360,269 1,213 30,758
September 1,265,621 904,228 330,260 1,059 30,074
October 1,039,523 748,650 261,710 1,062 28,102
November 950,469 679,971 240,247 1,213 29,039
December 975,661 726,941 217,753 1,485 29,481
Year 2016
January 1,221,308 883,827 305,973 1,563 29,945
February 1,004,565 736,895 238,756 1,578 27,336
March 794,286 606,281 159,083 1,546 27,375
April 784,387 566,442 193,614 935 23,396
May 890,066 660,518 203,824 718 25,005
June 1,242,075 907,186 307,624 958 26,308
July 1,457,390 1,056,839 371,783 954 27,814
August 1,451,237 1,049,932 373,287 1,016 27,002
September 1,217,558 871,351 320,865 1,017 24,326
October 1,058,360 760,969 272,956 994 23,440
November 936,341 680,860 231,476 1,212 22,794
December 1,264,707 912,115 324,194 1,538 26,861

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.