Table 5.8.E. Other 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 41,757 0 10,294 2,643 28,820
2008 41,851 0 9,674 1,542 30,635
2009 41,810 0 10,355 1,638 29,817
2010 47,153 0 8,436 1,648 37,070
2011 43,483 0 6,460 1,566 35,458
2012 46,863 0 6,914 1,796 38,153
2013 62,445 0 6,768 1,259 54,418
2014 65,201 15 6,930 1,543 56,712
2015 67,512 1 7,845 2,000 57,666
2016 57,123 18 11,252 3,569 42,284
2017 50,518 15 10,543 3,218 36,742
Year 2015
January 6,572 0.04 1,031 161 5,379
February 5,524 0.04 875 137 4,512
March 6,283 0.04 829 151 5,302
April 5,542 0.04 361 183 4,997
May 4,782 0.04 421 187 4,174
June 4,738 0.05 470 169 4,098
July 5,097 0.05 478 198 4,421
August 4,526 0.04 390 208 3,928
September 4,356 0.04 351 186 3,819
October 6,558 0.04 832 151 5,575
November 6,636 0.04 982 118 5,535
December 6,899 0.04 825 149 5,925
Year 2016
January 5,086 0.06 923 324 3,839
February 5,329 0.09 944 313 4,072
March 6,149 7 1,312 311 4,520
April 5,490 3 1,232 273 3,982
May 4,878 0.06 888 306 3,684
June 3,227 1 687 306 2,234
July 3,722 0.15 822 301 2,599
August 3,543 4 742 277 2,520
September 3,228 1 633 293 2,302
October 5,057 1 876 240 3,940
November 5,669 0.11 1,094 323 4,251
December 5,745 1 1,099 302 4,342
Year 2017
January 5,664 2 1,280 347 4,036
February 4,923 0.43 997 271 3,655
March 5,350 0.04 1,189 292 3,869
April 4,626 7 780 255 3,584
May 3,632 2 691 266 2,673
June 2,863 0.48 774 274 1,815
July 2,960 0.04 617 235 2,108
August 3,053 1 552 268 2,232
September 2,608 2 469 224 1,914
October 4,305 0.08 850 220 3,235
November 5,191 1 1,125 292 3,773
December 5,344 0.09 1,219 275 3,850

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.