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Data for September 2018  |  Release Date: November 27, 2018  |  Next Release: December 26, 2018 
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Table 5.1. Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers:
Total by End-Use Sector, 2008 - September 2018 (Thousand Megawatthours)

Period Residential Commercial Industrial Transportation All Sectors
Annual Totals
2008 1,380,662 1,336,133 1,009,516 7,653 3,733,965
2009 1,364,758 1,306,853 917,416 7,768 3,596,795
2010 1,445,708 1,330,199 971,221 7,712 3,754,841
2011 1,422,801 1,328,057 991,316 7,672 3,749,846
2012 1,374,515 1,327,101 985,714 7,320 3,694,650
2013 1,394,812 1,337,079 985,352 7,625 3,724,868
2014 1,407,208 1,352,158 997,576 7,758 3,764,700
2015 1,404,096 1,360,752 986,508 7,637 3,758,992
2016 1,411,058 1,367,191 976,715 7,497 3,762,462
2017 1,378,648 1,353,358 984,298 7,523 3,723,826
Year 2016
January 130,972 110,410 78,848 660 320,890
February 115,959 103,452 76,748 646 296,806
March 100,227 105,739 79,237 609 285,812
April 88,244 102,045 78,647 595 269,531
May 94,198 108,437 81,491 581 284,708
June 125,211 120,363 83,672 631 329,878
July 154,409 130,038 87,076 648 372,172
August 156,442 135,019 89,101 631 381,192
Sept 129,363 123,493 83,259 637 336,752
October 101,508 112,963 81,597 613 296,681
November 93,244 105,060 78,421 592 277,317
December 121,281 110,172 78,616 653 310,722
Year 2017
January 129,212 109,527 78,809 667 318,215
February 100,968 99,675 74,534 635 275,813
March 103,096 107,209 80,530 645 291,479
April 90,725 102,625 78,899 589 272,837
May 98,281 109,910 83,134 583 291,908
June 122,543 120,054 85,399 628 328,624
July 149,900 129,323 87,806 630 367,659
August 142,007 128,527 89,134 640 360,309
Sept 118,779 118,831 83,540 618 321,768
October 102,811 113,326 82,815 626 299,578
November 98,321 105,009 79,456 598 283,383
December 122,005 109,342 80,242 664 312,252
Year 2018
January 148,978 114,634 76,059 751 340,422
February 113,383 102,018 71,946 643 287,990
March 106,939 107,902 76,810 625 292,276
April 95,128 102,940 75,241 608 273,917
May 103,453 112,622 81,461 591 298,126
June 129,478 121,597 81,528 628 333,231
July 153,071 130,955 85,094 640 369,759
August 152,636 134,333 88,761 686 376,416
Sept 128,458 121,600 81,216 648 331,923
Year to Date
2016 1,095,025 1,038,997 738,080 5,640 2,877,742
2017 1,055,512 1,025,681 741,785 5,635 2,828,613
2018 1,131,523 1,048,601 718,115 5,821 2,904,060
Rolling 12 Months Ending in September
2017 1,371,544 1,353,876 980,420 7,492 3,713,333
2018 1,454,659 1,376,278 960,628 7,708 3,799,273

See Technical notes for additional information on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors. NA = Not available. See Glossary for definitions.
Geographic coverage is the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Values include energy service provider (power marketer) data.
Values for 2017 and prior years are final. Values for 2018 are preliminary estimates based on a cutoff model sample. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-826. Utilities and energy service providers may classify commercial and industrial customers based on either NAICS codes or demands or usage falling within specified limits by rate schedule. Changes from year to year in consumer counts, sales and revenues, particularly involving the commercial and industrial consumer sectors, may result from respondent implementation of changes in the definitions of consumers, and reclassifications. Sales and net generation may not correspond exactly for a particular month for a variety of reasons (i.e., sales data may include purchases of electricity from nonutilities or imported electricity). Net generation is for the calendar month while sales and associated revenue accumulate from bills collected for periods of time (28 to 35 days) that vary dependent upon customer class and consumption occurring in and outside the calendar month.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861M (formerly EIA-826), Monthly Electric Industry Power Report.
Form EIA-826, Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions Report;
Form EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry Report; and Form EIA-861S, Annual Electric Power Industry Report (Short Form).