Table 5.8.E. Other Waste Biomass: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2018 50,338 14 10,753 3,673 35,898
2019 41,084 39 10,452 3,282 27,312
Year 2017
January 5,626 2 1,280 346 3,999
February 4,894 0.44 1,002 271 3,621
March 5,352 0.04 1,192 291 3,869
April 4,627 7 779 256 3,586
May 3,644 2 692 264 2,686
June 2,834 0.48 772 276 1,785
July 3,009 0.04 616 235 2,158
August 3,059 1 552 269 2,238
September 2,657 2 466 226 1,963
October 4,233 0.08 846 221 3,166
November 5,205 1 1,125 291 3,788
December 5,379 0.08 1,221 274 3,884
Year 2018
January 5,543 0.26 1,334 317 3,892
February 5,058 0.39 1,226 316 3,516
March 5,492 0.05 1,313 327 3,852
April 4,392 5 656 315 3,416
May 3,563 6 462 321 2,774
June 2,468 1 534 305 1,627
July 2,687 0.19 551 292 1,844
August 2,720 1 465 318 1,936
September 2,733 0.46 550 295 1,888
October 4,872 0.04 1,061 297 3,514
November 5,269 0 1,332 306 3,631
December 5,541 0 1,270 264 4,007
Year 2019
January 4,576 12 1,166 288 3,109
February 4,339 11 1,149 238 2,941
March 4,299 6 1,178 335 2,780
April 3,245 7 945 268 2,024
May 2,579 0.12 630 252 1,697
June 2,729 1 510 262 1,957
July 2,259 0.43 519 253 1,486
August 2,361 0.14 552 278 1,532
September 2,009 0.13 451 275 1,283
October 3,987 0.12 1,092 300 2,595
November 4,289 0.12 1,151 256 2,883
December 4,413 0.14 1,109 278 3,026

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.