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Data for February 2021 Release Date: April 26, 2021 Next Release Date: May 25, 2021 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2011-February 2021 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2011 934,938 689,316 239,541 347 5,735
2012 825,734 615,467 205,295 307 4,665
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 436,076 325,165 109,013 69 1,829
Year 2019
January 55,834 41,306 14,305 8 214
February 45,025 33,349 11,471 8 197
March 43,976 31,666 12,133 9 168
April 33,353 24,495 8,691 6 161
May 40,015 30,285 9,547 6 178
June 44,218 33,558 10,482 4 174
July 55,863 42,319 13,345 5 193
August 52,349 39,741 12,412 5 190
Sept 47,188 35,453 11,554 6 175
October 37,431 27,150 10,119 6 157
November 41,907 30,453 11,274 6 173
December 40,461 29,769 10,505 7 180
Year 2020
January 36,773 27,295 9,284 6 187
February 32,039 23,653 8,201 9 177
March 28,989 21,680 7,135 6 168
April 23,623 17,006 6,469 4 144
May 26,849 19,804 6,898 4 142
June 36,708 27,743 8,830 5 130
July 49,856 38,226 11,482 5 143
August 50,516 38,900 11,471 4 140
Sept 38,757 29,619 8,981 7 149
October 33,943 24,932 8,856 5 149
November 34,437 24,663 9,625 6 144
December 43,588 31,642 11,783 7 155
Year 2021
January 45,412 33,413 11,842 7 150
February 47,989 36,241 11,596 11 141
Year to Date
2019 100,859 74,655 25,776 16 411
2020 68,812 50,948 17,485 14 364
2021 93,401 69,654 23,438 18 291
Rolling 12 Months Ending in February
2020 505,573 375,838 127,547 75 2,114
2021 460,665 343,871 114,966 73 1,756

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 2019 and prior years are final. Values for 2020 and 2021 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.