Electric Power Monthly

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

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD Percentage Change February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 202,817 206,270 -1.7% 151,434 153,867 49,842 50,621 71 90 1,469 1,693 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 2,092 2,579 -18.9% 1,499 1,704 489 765 27 24 77 86 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,651 1,857 -11.1% 1,282 1,566 233 141 2 2 134 149 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 169,907 207,977 -18.3% 81,393 100,139 72,453 91,696 1,238 1,198 14,823 14,944 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2,267 2,432 -6.8% 38 7 670 703 0 0 1,559 1,721 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 137,173 138,163 -0.7% 72,828 72,255 64,345 65,908 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 52,316 49,576 5.5% 48,367 45,117 3,689 4,182 NM NM 251 267 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 60,044 56,189 6.9% 6,818 7,202 47,970 43,687 481 510 4,776 4,791 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 42,041 38,735 8.5% 5,584 5,948 36,423 32,749 22 24 NM 14 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 4,767 3,958 20.4% 341 259 4,374 3,627 50 68 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 6,759 7,009 -3.6% 479 568 1,695 1,867 15 14 4,569 4,560 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 3,567 3,643 -2.1% 236 239 2,745 2,787 394 405 193 213 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 2,910 2,843 2.3% 177 187 2,732 2,656 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -922 -710 29.8% -742 -562 -180 -148 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,142 2,161 -0.9% 95 54 1,103 1,148 165 167 779 792 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 629,486 666,494 -5.6% 363,011 381,348 240,615 258,703 1,992 2,001 23,868 24,442 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,731 2,210 23.6% 0 0 0 0 1,006 877 259 207 1,466 1,127
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 7,273 5,841 24.5% 341 252 4,148 3,308 1,056 945 262 210 1,466 1,127
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 7,499 6,168 21.6% 341 259 4,374 3,627 1,056 945 262 210 1,466 1,127
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 111,697 112,615 -0.8% 82,689 83,219 28,412 28,753 28 29 567 615 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 3,540 4,441 -20.3% 2,673 3,086 733 1,234 45 26 89 95 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 628 670 -6.3% 519 573 80 56 0.45 1 29 40 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,262,290 1,520,435 -17.0% 608,421 743,200 535,784 662,816 11,572 10,877 106,513 103,542 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,360 2,894 -18.5% 208 193 262 292 84 125 1,805 2,283 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 426 468 -8.9% 8 11 170 152 54 32 194 272 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 140 166 -15.7% 0.36 1 18 19 3 4 119 142 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 164,362 163,368 0.6% 2,036 2,231 43,148 49,050 9,548 8,771 109,630 103,317 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 114,056 115,509 -1.3% 82,898 83,411 28,674 29,046 112 154 2,372 2,898 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 3,966 4,908 -19.2% 2,681 3,098 903 1,386 99 58 283 367 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 768 836 -8.1% 519 574 97 75 4 5 148 182 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,426,652 1,683,803 -15.3% 610,457 745,431 578,932 711,866 21,120 19,648 216,143 206,859 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through 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 YTD February 2016 YTD Percentage Change February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD Percentage Change February 2017 YTD February 2016 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 230,138 246,584 -6.7% 28,719 29,726 -3.4% 12.48 12.05 3.6%
Commercial 208,702 212,747 -1.9% 21,550 21,497 0.2% 10.33 10.10 2.3%
Industrial 147,336 149,801 -1.6% 9,720 9,580 1.5% 6.60 6.40 3.1%
Transportation 1,303 1,307 -0.3% 122 123 -0.9% 9.39 9.45 -0.6%
All Sectors 587,479 610,439 -3.8% 60,111 60,926 -1.3% 10.23 9.98 2.5%

YTD = Year to Date
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.'