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Data for December 2023 Release Date: February 26, 2024 Next Release Date: March 26, 2024 Full report PDF
SAS Output
Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2013-December 2023 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2013 860,729 638,327 217,219 513 4,670
2014 853,634 624,235 224,568 202 4,629
2015 739,594 539,506 195,927 163 3,999
2016 677,371 496,192 178,047 111 3,021
2017 663,911 484,389 176,643 95 2,783
2018 636,213 473,617 159,976 87 2,534
2019 537,620 399,545 135,838 76 2,161
2020 435,351 325,352 108,125 72 1,802
2021 500,367 372,694 125,920 87 1,666
2022 471,576 349,320 120,514 87 1,655
2023 386,601 290,887 94,165 66 1,484
Year 2021
January 45,095 33,198 11,750 8 139
February 47,821 36,196 11,485 11 128
March 34,416 25,651 8,631 7 127
April 29,995 22,448 7,420 6 121
May 35,613 26,977 8,492 4 140
June 47,913 36,142 11,622 6 144
July 56,262 42,104 14,007 7 145
August 56,131 42,391 13,587 7 145
Sept 44,291 33,553 10,578 8 153
October 35,574 25,681 9,746 9 138
November 32,788 23,460 9,171 8 149
December 34,469 24,894 9,431 7 138
Year 2022
January 48,671 35,515 13,004 8 145
February 39,951 28,588 11,219 7 137
March 34,396 24,194 10,045 5 151
April 30,904 22,073 8,704 4 124
May 35,210 26,438 8,621 3 148
June 41,748 31,926 9,666 9 147
July 49,433 37,902 11,380 8 143
August 48,356 36,307 11,897 9 142
Sept 37,302 28,179 8,983 9 130
October 31,458 23,343 7,980 8 126
November 32,398 23,313 8,953 8 122
December 41,750 31,540 10,062 9 139
Year 2023
January 35,469 27,335 7,993 7 134
February 26,887 20,036 6,727 6 118
March 28,612 21,189 7,301 5 117
April 22,864 16,126 6,617 6 115
May 25,567 18,503 6,937 6 121
June 33,457 26,075 7,255 3 124
July 44,484 34,595 9,750 4 136
August 43,865 33,990 9,744 4 127
Sept 34,207 26,163 7,917 5 122
October 29,616 21,990 7,494 7 124
November 29,605 21,122 8,358 6 119
December 31,968 23,763 8,073 7 126
Year to Date
2021 500,367 372,694 125,920 87 1,666
2022 471,576 349,320 120,514 87 1,655
2023 386,601 290,887 94,165 66 1,484
Rolling 12 Months Ending in December
2022 471,576 349,320 120,514 87 1,655
2023 386,601 290,887 94,165 66 1,484

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 for 2022 and prior years are final. Values for 2023 are preliminary. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
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.