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Data for August 2019  |  Release date: October 24, 2019     Next release: November 26, 2019  |
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Table 4.10.A. Average Cost of Coal Delivered for Electricity Generation by State, August 2019 and 2018
(Dollars per MMBtu)

Census Division
and State
Electric Power Sector Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers
  August 2019 August 2018 Percentage Change August 2019 August 2018 August 2019 August 2018
New England W W W -- -- W W
Connecticut -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Maine W W W -- -- W W
Massachusetts -- -- -- -- -- -- --
New Hampshire -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rhode Island -- W W -- -- -- W
Vermont -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 1.87 2.03 -7.9% -- -- 1.87 2.03
New Jersey W W W -- -- W W
New York -- W W -- -- -- W
Pennsylvania W 1.98 W -- -- W 1.98
East North Central 1.96 1.99 -1.5% 2.08 2.13 1.78 1.78
Illinois 1.77 1.70 4.1% 1.99 1.90 1.69 1.65
Indiana W W W 2.13 2.11 W W
Michigan W W W 2.05 2.13 W W
Ohio W W W 1.78 1.73 W W
Wisconsin 2.17 2.31 -6.1% 2.17 2.31 -- --
West North Central 1.58 1.72 -8.1% 1.58 1.72 -- --
Iowa 1.54 1.61 -4.3% 1.54 1.61 -- --
Kansas 1.59 1.68 -5.4% 1.59 1.68 -- --
Minnesota 1.97 2.21 -11% 1.97 2.21 -- --
Missouri 1.63 1.81 -9.9% 1.63 1.81 -- --
Nebraska 1.20 1.27 -5.5% 1.20 1.27 -- --
North Dakota 1.47 1.59 -7.5% 1.47 1.59 -- --
South Dakota 2.00 1.95 2.6% 2.00 1.95 -- --
South Atlantic 2.55 2.63 -3.0% 2.58 2.68 2.30 2.36
Delaware -- -- -- -- -- -- --
District of Columbia -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida 2.80 2.86 -2.1% 2.80 2.86 -- --
Georgia 2.68 2.72 -1.5% 2.68 2.72 -- --
Maryland 2.56 2.61 -1.9% -- -- 2.56 2.61
North Carolina W 3.19 W 2.62 3.17 W 4.15
South Carolina 3.17 3.28 -3.4% 3.17 3.28 -- --
Virginia W 2.81 W 2.70 2.68 W 3.65
West Virginia W 2.08 W 2.17 2.12 W 1.94
East South Central W W W 2.06 2.03 W W
Alabama 2.32 2.10 10% 2.32 2.10 -- --
Kentucky 1.90 1.96 -3.1% 1.90 1.96 -- --
Mississippi W W W 2.92 2.76 W W
Tennessee 2.06 2.17 -5.1% 2.06 2.17 -- --
West South Central 1.82 1.86 -2.2% 2.09 2.04 1.49 1.63
Arkansas W W W 1.89 2.00 W W
Louisiana W W W 3.14 3.27 W W
Oklahoma W W W 1.59 1.80 W W
Texas 1.68 1.73 -2.9% 2.07 1.98 1.42 1.56
Mountain W W W 2.06 2.05 W W
Arizona 2.66 2.46 8.1% 2.66 2.46 -- --
Colorado 1.76 1.75 0.6% 1.76 1.75 -- --
Idaho -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Montana W W W 1.98 2.21 W W
Nevada W W W 2.64 3.25 W W
New Mexico 2.52 2.47 2.0% 2.52 2.47 -- --
Utah 1.90 2.04 -6.9% 1.90 2.04 -- --
Wyoming W W W 1.60 1.74 W W
Pacific Contiguous W W W 2.40 -- W W
California -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Oregon 2.40 -- -- 2.40 -- -- --
Washington W W W -- -- W W
Pacific Noncontiguous W W W 3.52 3.22 W W
Alaska 3.52 3.22 9.3% 3.52 3.22 -- --
Hawaii W W W -- -- W W
U.S. Total 2.00 2.05 -2.4% 2.07 2.11 1.78 1.86

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes:
See Glossary for definitions. Values for 2018 are final. Values for 2019 are preliminary.
See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."