Table 5.7.A. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2009 19,669 465 17,048 2,155 0
2010 19,437 402 16,802 2,233 0
2011 16,972 388 14,625 1,955 4
2012 16,968 418 14,235 2,304 12
2013 17,007 456 14,057 2,485 8
2014 16,706 444 13,809 2,447 6
2015 16,631 452 13,797 2,375 8
2016 16,994 464 13,953 2,566 11
2017 16,348 422 13,381 2,537 8
2018 16,783 467 13,859 2,448 9
2019 15,559 297 12,941 2,310 10
Year 2017
January 1,434 35 1,194 205 0
February 1,244 19 1,034 191 0
March 1,330 36 1,091 204 0
April 1,288 35 1,044 209 0.26
May 1,410 36 1,147 226 1
June 1,421 38 1,175 207 1
July 1,440 41 1,172 226 1
August 1,453 47 1,182 223 1
September 1,321 41 1,072 207 1
October 1,317 33 1,065 218 1
November 1,311 30 1,074 207 1
December 1,378 32 1,132 214 1
Year 2018
January 1,370 28 1,147 195 0.49
February 1,297 26 1,090 180 1
March 1,398 40 1,153 204 1
April 1,356 38 1,117 200 1
May 1,419 43 1,158 217 1
June 1,476 42 1,218 214 1
July 1,479 48 1,224 207 1
August 1,483 47 1,220 215 1
September 1,334 36 1,097 199 1
October 1,387 43 1,140 205 0.45
November 1,369 39 1,127 202 0
December 1,416 37 1,169 210 0.26
Year 2019
January 1,322 30 1,092 199 1
February 1,158 20 961 177 1
March 1,255 20 1,046 188 1
April 1,235 28 1,014 193 1
May 1,337 26 1,112 198 1
June 1,323 25 1,098 200 1
July 1,369 27 1,146 194 1
August 1,396 29 1,167 200 1
September 1,288 21 1,076 191 1
October 1,271 28 1,056 187 1
November 1,270 25 1,062 183 1
December 1,333 20 1,112 201 1

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.