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Data for March 2017  |  Release Date: May 25, 2017  |  Next Release: June 23, 2017 
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Table 2.1.A. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2007-March 2017 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2007 1,046,795 764,765 276,581 361 5,089
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 678,005 498,170 176,311 148 3,376
Year 2015
January 71,384 50,757 20,271 18 338
February 67,136 47,845 18,954 19 318
March 58,367 42,202 15,797 17 351
April 48,543 36,037 12,193 12 302
May 57,153 42,814 14,005 10 323
June 68,982 50,592 18,017 14 359
July 76,570 56,202 19,977 14 376
August 73,810 54,023 19,408 12 368
Sept 64,823 46,706 17,746 10 360
October 53,659 39,023 14,309 11 317
November 48,943 35,427 13,209 12 295
December 50,224 37,878 12,041 14 292
Year 2016
January 62,048 45,567 16,149 14 319
February 50,567 37,652 12,604 15 296
March 39,857 31,044 8,495 14 304
April 38,989 28,663 10,062 11 254
May 45,036 33,834 10,933 9 260
June 63,326 46,363 16,644 10 310
July 74,241 54,196 19,706 11 328
August 73,868 53,927 19,600 12 330
Sept 62,428 44,869 17,280 12 267
October 54,634 39,517 14,858 13 246
November 48,126 35,274 12,624 13 215
December 64,883 47,265 17,356 15 249
Year 2017
January 63,542 46,896 16,329 16 300
February 48,155 35,793 12,083 12 267
March 48,915 35,948 12,697 12 259
Year to Date
2015 196,887 140,804 55,022 54 1,007
2016 152,472 114,262 37,248 43 919
2017 160,612 118,637 41,109 40 826
Rolling 12 Months Ending in March
2016 695,179 512,964 178,152 152 3,911
2017 686,145 502,545 180,172 144 3,284

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 2015 and prior years are final. Values for 2016 and 2017 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.