Table 5.7.C. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste: Consumption for Electricity Generation and
Useful Thermal Output, 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 22,095 465 17,872 3,622 137
2010 21,725 402 17,621 3,549 152
2011 19,016 388 15,367 3,103 158
2012 18,954 418 14,757 3,577 203
2013 18,871 456 14,574 3,646 195
2014 18,661 444 14,459 3,551 206
2015 18,617 452 14,452 3,502 211
2016 19,226 464 14,838 3,700 224
2017 18,473 422 14,195 3,639 216
2018 18,833 467 14,611 3,557 197
2019 17,225 297 13,684 3,047 197
Year 2017
January 1,637 35 1,266 316 20
February 1,415 19 1,098 286 12
March 1,517 36 1,165 297 19
April 1,461 35 1,113 295 18
May 1,592 36 1,215 322 19
June 1,606 38 1,243 309 17
July 1,625 41 1,244 323 18
August 1,649 47 1,259 320 23
September 1,475 41 1,135 281 18
October 1,472 33 1,124 295 19
November 1,477 30 1,138 295 15
December 1,546 32 1,195 301 18
Year 2018
January 1,552 28 1,211 296 17
February 1,459 26 1,150 271 13
March 1,567 40 1,217 297 13
April 1,516 38 1,171 290 17
May 1,595 43 1,217 319 17
June 1,653 42 1,283 309 19
July 1,659 48 1,288 305 18
August 1,666 47 1,286 311 22
September 1,478 36 1,156 268 18
October 1,547 43 1,201 288 16
November 1,542 39 1,193 295 14
December 1,598 37 1,238 310 13
Year 2019
January 1,495 30 1,158 291 16
February 1,313 20 1,024 254 16
March 1,408 20 1,114 258 17
April 1,350 28 1,069 235 18
May 1,465 26 1,176 249 13
June 1,461 25 1,162 258 15
July 1,504 27 1,213 247 17
August 1,535 29 1,229 256 22
September 1,412 21 1,129 246 16
October 1,401 28 1,113 245 16
November 1,409 25 1,125 244 15
December 1,472 20 1,173 263 16

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.