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Data for March 2022 Release Date: May 24, 2022 Next Release Date: June 27, 2022 full reportPDF
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Table 2.1.C. Coal: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2012-March 2022 (Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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 550,017 401,607 136,998 519 10,892
2020 445,753 326,987 108,840 473 9,453
2021 511,944 374,766 126,661 545 9,972
Year 2020
January 37,867 27,497 9,354 50 967
February 33,048 23,845 8,256 54 894
March 29,892 21,823 7,201 45 823
April 24,417 17,118 6,539 30 729
May 27,559 19,941 6,878 30 709
June 37,331 27,899 8,725 32 676
July 50,601 38,421 11,400 31 749
August 51,243 39,078 11,397 34 734
Sept 39,498 29,774 8,939 40 745
October 34,727 25,061 8,825 34 806
November 35,117 24,746 9,572 39 761
December 44,452 31,784 11,754 53 861
Year 2021
January 46,251 33,375 11,965 51 860
February 48,913 36,409 11,668 61 775
March 35,394 25,868 8,682 47 798
April 30,947 22,613 7,505 38 792
May 36,480 27,086 8,533 34 827
June 48,857 36,344 11,685 38 789
July 57,297 42,285 14,107 42 863
August 57,078 42,599 13,642 44 793
Sept 45,239 33,723 10,637 47 831
October 36,464 25,821 9,759 47 837
November 33,708 23,590 9,126 49 944
December 35,316 25,053 9,353 45 865
Year 2022
January 49,577 35,796 12,817 47 917
February 40,626 28,730 11,053 44 799
March 35,154 24,277 9,936 33 909
Year to Date
2020 100,807 73,165 24,810 149 2,684
2021 130,558 95,652 32,314 159 2,433
2022 125,357 88,802 33,805 124 2,625
Rolling 12 Months Ending in March
2021 475,504 349,474 116,344 483 9,202
2022 506,743 367,917 128,152 510 10,164

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 2020 and prior years are final. Values for 2021 and 2022 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.