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Data for April 2020  |  Release date: June 24, 2020  |  Next release: July 24, 2020  |
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Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2010-May 2020 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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 663,911 484,389 176,643 95 2,783
2018 636,213 473,617 159,976 87 2,534
2019 538,465 398,671 137,460 78 2,257
Year 2018
January 64,845 47,762 16,817 11 255
February 45,793 34,002 11,552 9 230
March 44,474 32,312 11,930 8 224
April 40,515 30,350 9,965 7 193
May 47,293 35,261 11,815 6 211
June 56,078 42,502 13,360 6 210
July 63,818 48,277 15,322 6 212
August 63,737 47,866 15,660 7 204
Sept 53,914 40,293 13,415 7 199
October 48,422 35,547 12,695 6 173
November 51,702 37,956 13,537 7 202
December 55,624 41,488 13,908 7 221
Year 2019
January 55,831 41,298 14,305 10 218
February 45,056 33,365 11,484 8 198
March 44,038 31,673 12,185 9 172
April 33,432 24,481 8,781 6 165
May 40,061 30,220 9,654 6 181
June 44,274 33,482 10,611 4 176
July 56,062 42,233 13,617 6 205
August 52,512 39,619 12,686 5 202
Sept 47,418 35,347 11,876 6 189
October 37,435 26,979 10,273 6 177
November 41,918 30,311 11,414 6 188
December 40,429 29,663 10,574 7 184
Year 2020
January 36,697 27,198 9,302 6 191
February 31,971 23,594 8,189 9 179
March 28,917 21,602 7,139 6 171
April 23,617 16,922 6,542 4 150
May 26,827 19,765 6,911 5 146
Year to Date
2018 242,919 179,687 62,078 41 1,113
2019 218,418 161,036 56,409 38 935
2020 148,030 109,082 38,083 29 836
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2019 611,712 454,966 154,306 84 2,356
2020 468,077 346,716 119,133 69 2,159

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 2018 and prior years are final. Values for 2019 and 2020 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.