Electric Power Monthly

Data for February 2017  |  Release Date: April 25, 2017  |  Next Release: May 24, 2017 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2017 and 2016
 

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for February
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2017 February 2016 Percentage Change February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 February 2017 February 2016
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 87,267 92,719 -5.9% 65,271 69,803 21,282 22,053 31 47 683 817 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 916 1,236 -25.9% 660 779 212 401 9 13 35 43 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 707 904 -21.8% 540 734 102 99 1 1 65 70 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 78,581 98,190 -20.0% 37,367 47,642 33,664 42,799 576 550 6,975 7,198 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,152 1,169 -1.5% 22 4 322 336 0 0 808 828 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 64,053 65,638 -2.4% 34,403 34,281 29,650 31,357 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 24,611 24,150 1.9% 22,749 21,931 1,738 2,082 NM NM 120 131 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 30,607 29,125 5.1% 3,621 3,784 24,430 22,790 231 252 2,325 2,298 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 21,692 20,204 7.4% 3,024 3,148 18,650 17,036 10 13 NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 2,562 2,443 4.9% 184 158 2,349 2,237 27 45 NM 3 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,308 3,394 -2.5% 217 272 859 928 7 6 2,224 2,187 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,676 1,713 -2.1% 113 116 1,284 1,307 186 188 92 101 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,369 1,372 -0.2% 82 90 1,287 1,282 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -504 -399 26.5% -414 -332 -90 -66 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,024 1,017 0.7% 46 26 519 543 79 76 380 372 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 288,414 313,749 -8.1% 164,264 178,652 111,830 122,395 931 944 11,389 11,758 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,449 1,189 21.8% 0 0 0 0 526 468 139 108 784 614
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 3,875 3,391 14.3% 184 153 2,214 2,001 553 512 NM 111 784 614
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 4,011 3,632 10.4% 184 158 2,349 2,237 553 512 NM 111 784 614
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 48,155 50,567 -4.8% 35,793 37,652 12,083 12,604 12 15 267 296 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,558 2,111 -26.2% 1,180 1,405 322 645 15 14 41 47 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 266 329 -18.9% 217 272 36 39 0.16 0.25 13 17 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 584,745 716,939 -18.4% 280,771 352,730 248,451 309,115 5,433 5,032 50,090 50,062 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,075 1,393 -22.9% 97 90 122 141 38 63 818 1,099 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 175 223 -21.8% 4 7 70 68 24 16 77 132 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 66 87 -24.3% 0.36 0.33 9 9 1 2 56 76 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 77,792 78,278 -0.6% 872 1,068 20,183 23,422 4,382 4,216 52,356 49,573 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 49,230 51,960 -5.3% 35,890 37,742 12,204 12,745 50 78 1,085 1,395 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,733 2,334 -25.8% 1,185 1,412 392 713 39 30 117 179 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 332 416 -20.1% 218 272 45 49 1 2 69 93 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 662,537 795,217 -16.7% 281,643 353,798 268,634 332,537 9,815 9,248 102,446 99,635 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 162,927 189,190 -13.9% 128,557 146,224 33,428 41,351 162 174 780 1,441 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities W 33,579 W 20,096 20,670 10,453 10,967 W 518 1,469 1,424 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,049 1,626 -35.5% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for February
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry

Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers
(million kWh)
Revenue from Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (million dollars) Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (cents/kWh)
Sector February 2017 February 2016 Percentage Change February 2017 February 2016 Percentage Change February 2017 February 2016 Percentage Change
Residential 101,141 115,820 -12.7% 12,961 14,060 -7.8% 12.82 12.14 5.6%
Commercial 99,478 102,877 -3.3% 10,424 10,491 -0.6% 10.48 10.20 2.7%
Industrial 71,741 73,909 -2.9% 4,755 4,720 0.7% 6.63 6.39 3.8%
Transportation 636 647 -1.6% 60 61 -1.8% 9.47 9.49 -0.2%
All Sectors 272,996 293,253 -6.9% 28,201 29,332 -3.9% 10.33 10.00 3.3%


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Coal generation and consumption includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, refined coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Natural gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Other Gases includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels include wood, black liquor, and other wood waste.
Other Biomass includes biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and other biomass.
Coal stocks include anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, refined coal, and synthetic coal; waste coal is excluded.
Sales of electricity to ultimate customers and net generation may not correspond exactly for a particular month for a variety of reasons (e.g., sales data may include imported electricity).
Net generation is presented for the calendar month while sales of electricity to ultimate customers and associated revenue accumulate from bills collected for periods of time that vary depending
upon customer class and consumption occurring during and outside the calendar month.
Note: Values are preliminary. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
See technical notes for additional information including more on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861M, 'Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report.'
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'