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Data for July 2018  |  Release Date: September 25, 2018  |  Next Release: October 24, 2018 
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Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2008-July 2018 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2008 1,042,335 760,326 276,565 369 5,075
2009 934,683 695,615 234,077 317 4,674
2010 979,684 721,431 249,814 314 8,125
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 663,479 485,100 175,500 96 2,783
Year 2016
January 61,983 45,395 16,319 12 258
February 50,516 37,538 12,717 13 248
March 39,864 30,983 8,616 13 252
April 39,065 28,614 10,238 7 206
May 45,032 33,712 11,064 6 249
June 63,186 46,191 16,721 7 266
July 74,132 53,946 19,894 7 285
August 73,798 53,681 19,827 8 282
Sept 62,335 44,665 17,407 8 254
October 54,537 39,319 14,974 8 237
November 48,076 35,090 12,758 10 218
December 64,847 47,058 17,512 12 266
Year 2017
January 63,394 46,763 16,354 12 265
February 47,878 35,521 12,112 10 235
March 48,700 35,717 12,738 9 235
April 44,216 31,501 12,507 5 202
May 50,843 37,410 13,209 6 219
June 58,884 43,796 14,854 7 226
July 69,775 52,038 17,494 8 234
August 65,801 49,033 16,527 8 233
Sept 54,702 39,435 15,035 8 225
October 50,129 36,279 13,610 7 233
November 50,864 35,840 14,788 7 229
December 58,292 41,767 16,270 10 246
Year 2018
January 64,556 47,762 16,510 12 272
February 45,738 33,993 11,488 8 249
March 44,444 32,318 11,869 7 250
April 40,607 30,411 9,973 6 217
May 47,563 35,313 12,010 6 235
June 56,087 42,523 13,335 6 223
July 63,859 48,345 15,271 7 236
Year to Date
2016 373,778 276,380 95,570 65 1,764
2017 383,691 282,747 99,270 56 1,617
2018 362,854 270,665 90,455 52 1,682
Rolling 12 Months Ending in July
2017 687,284 502,560 181,747 102 2,874
2018 642,642 473,018 166,684 92 2,847

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 2016 and prior years are final. Values for 2017 and 2018 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.