Electric Power Monthly

Data for January 2017  |  Release Date: March 24, 2017  |  Next Release: April 25, 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
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD Percentage Change January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 115,556 113,551 1.8% 86,173 84,064 28,560 28,568 40 43 784 876 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,178 1,343 -12.3% 852 926 268 364 17 11 41 43 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 945 953 -0.9% 743 832 132 42 1 1 69 79 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 95,241 109,787 -13.2% 47,264 52,497 39,416 48,897 659 648 7,902 7,746 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,139 1,263 -9.8% 16 NM 346 367 0 0 776 893 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 73,121 72,525 0.8% 38,425 37,974 34,695 34,551 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 27,741 25,426 9.1% 25,647 23,185 1,958 2,100 NM NM 132 136 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 29,363 27,064 8.5% 3,228 3,418 23,432 20,897 247 258 2,455 2,492 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 20,270 18,531 9.4% 2,586 2,799 17,667 15,714 11 11 NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 2,220 1,516 46.5% 164 101 2,034 1,391 22 23 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,455 3,615 -4.4% 262 296 837 939 8 7 2,349 2,373 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,877 1,931 -2.8% 122 124 1,449 1,479 206 216 100 112 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,541 1,471 4.7% 95 98 1,445 1,374 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -418 -312 34.1% -328 -230 -90 -82 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,108 1,144 -3.2% 49 27 584 605 86 91 389 420 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 344,973 352,745 -2.2% 202,069 202,696 129,301 136,308 1,054 1,057 12,548 12,684 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,287 1,021 26.1% 0 0 0 0 485 409 120 98 682 513
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 3,412 2,450 39.3% 159 99 1,944 1,307 507 432 NM NM 682 513
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 3,507 2,536 38.3% 164 101 2,034 1,391 507 432 NM NM 682 513
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 63,540 62,048 2.4% 46,895 45,567 16,330 16,149 16 14 300 319 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,981 2,330 -15.0% 1,492 1,681 411 589 29 12 48 48 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 362 341 6.0% 301 302 44 17 0.28 0.29 16 22 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 676,592 803,496 -15.8% 326,433 390,470 287,189 353,701 6,109 5,845 56,862 53,480 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,268 1,500 -15.5% 98 103 138 152 46 62 985 1,184 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 253 244 3.5% 4 4 101 84 30 16 118 140 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 74 79 -6.2% 0 0.48 9 10 2 2 63 66 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 88,577 85,090 4.1% 1,636 1,163 24,182 25,628 5,171 4,555 57,588 53,744 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 64,808 63,549 2.0% 46,994 45,669 16,468 16,301 62 76 1,284 1,503 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,233 2,574 -13.2% 1,496 1,685 512 673 59 28 166 188 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 436 420 3.7% 301 302 53 27 2 3 79 89 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 765,170 888,586 -13.9% 328,069 391,633 311,371 379,329 11,280 10,400 114,450 107,224 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January
  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 January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD Percentage Change January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD Percentage Change January 2017 YTD January 2016 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 128,997 130,764 -1.4% 15,758 15,666 0.6% 12.22 11.98 2.0%
Commercial 109,225 109,870 -0.6% 11,126 11,005 1.1% 10.19 10.02 1.7%
Industrial 75,596 75,892 -0.4% 4,964 4,860 2.1% 6.57 6.40 2.7%
Transportation 666 660 0.9% 62 62 -0.1% 9.32 9.41 -1.0%
All Sectors 314,483 317,186 -0.9% 31,910 31,594 1.0% 10.15 9.96 1.9%

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-826, 'Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report.'
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'