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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.C. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2010-April 2020 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2010 1,001,411 721,431 253,621 1,720 24,638
2011 956,470 689,316 243,168 1,668 22,319
2012 845,066 615,467 208,085 1,450 20,065
2013 879,078 638,327 219,635 1,356 19,761
2014 871,741 625,212 226,389 1,063 19,076
2015 756,226 540,538 197,906 798 16,984
2016 693,958 499,172 179,383 683 14,720
2017 678,578 487,192 177,801 610 12,975
2018 650,027 475,885 161,332 577 12,233
2019 551,185 400,864 138,550 526 11,244
Year 2018
January 66,279 47,999 16,961 76 1,242
February 47,079 34,219 11,679 59 1,122
March 45,728 32,513 12,049 57 1,109
April 41,610 30,538 10,065 47 960
May 48,374 35,435 11,921 39 979
June 57,159 42,687 13,467 36 969
July 64,895 48,467 15,427 40 962
August 64,801 48,047 15,763 42 949
Sept 54,975 40,475 13,512 45 943
October 49,406 35,706 12,768 42 891
November 52,868 38,129 13,677 47 1,015
December 56,853 41,670 14,043 47 1,093
Year 2019
January 57,136 41,510 14,472 58 1,095
February 46,195 33,567 11,575 52 1,000
March 45,165 31,874 12,292 54 944
April 34,476 24,636 8,884 39 918
May 41,062 30,356 9,754 40 912
June 45,289 33,659 10,717 31 882
July 57,031 42,419 13,704 40 867
August 53,511 39,827 12,757 42 885
Sept 48,349 35,525 11,936 42 845
October 38,495 27,156 10,341 38 960
November 42,977 30,488 11,473 44 971
December 41,499 29,846 10,642 46 964
Year 2020
January 37,744 27,362 9,355 41 986
February 32,973 23,744 8,241 48 940
March 29,843 21,737 7,179 41 887
April 24,430 17,026 6,582 30 792
Year to Date
2018 200,695 145,269 50,754 239 4,432
2019 182,972 131,587 47,225 203 3,957
2020 124,990 89,869 31,357 159 3,605
Rolling 12 Months Ending in April
2019 632,303 462,203 157,802 541 11,758
2020 493,204 359,146 122,683 482 10,892

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.