Table 5.5.E. Wood / Wood Waste Biomass: 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 982,486 0 21,435 1,756 959,296
2008 923,889 0 18,075 1,123 904,690
2009 816,285 0 19,587 1,135 795,563
2010 876,041 0 18,357 1,064 856,620
2011 893,314 0 16,577 1,022 875,716
2012 883,158 0 19,251 949 862,958
2013 919,631 0 20,342 950 898,339
2014 946,344 8,835 22,262 3,766 911,481
2015 943,962 9,351 19,200 3,714 911,697
2016 969,841 10,950 22,905 4,520 931,465
2017 1,036,427 11,656 22,986 4,522 997,263
Year 2015
January 84,431 912 1,877 388 81,254
February 75,501 897 1,754 371 72,478
March 77,437 822 1,688 320 74,607
April 77,369 538 1,622 300 74,909
May 79,154 742 936 146 77,329
June 77,486 796 1,477 273 74,940
July 80,499 768 1,635 384 77,711
August 81,262 782 1,727 295 78,459
September 77,136 694 1,765 327 74,350
October 75,247 739 1,386 273 72,849
November 77,481 741 1,513 295 74,932
December 80,959 919 1,819 342 77,880
Year 2016
January 84,483 1,087 2,270 460 80,665
February 79,157 1,150 2,299 415 75,293
March 79,225 1,084 1,926 288 75,928
April 74,954 732 1,780 353 72,089
May 78,419 949 1,753 280 75,437
June 79,180 707 1,832 415 76,225
July 80,796 943 1,826 384 77,644
August 81,164 931 1,794 442 77,998
September 75,314 513 1,918 395 72,488
October 76,347 508 1,450 347 74,041
November 80,391 1,132 1,898 340 77,021
December 100,410 1,214 2,159 401 96,636
Year 2017
January 90,099 1,206 2,090 525 86,278
February 79,451 1,037 1,879 430 76,104
March 87,759 1,170 2,113 299 84,176
April 82,426 1,044 1,548 295 79,539
May 84,129 716 1,623 301 81,490
June 85,459 1,007 1,641 322 82,490
July 89,160 683 1,963 355 86,159
August 90,434 989 2,010 365 87,071
September 81,960 931 2,032 233 78,763
October 86,217 893 1,972 402 82,950
November 87,430 902 1,929 473 84,126
December 91,903 1,079 2,186 524 88,115

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.
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.