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Data for February 2020  |  Release date: April 24, 2020  |  Next release: May 26, 2020  |
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2020 and 2019
 

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for February
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2020 February 2019 Percentage Change February 2020 February 2019 February 2020 February 2019 February 2020 February 2019 February 2020 February 2019 February 2020 February 2019
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 56,057 80,104 -30.0% 41,594 59,589 13,937 19,948 28 28 497 539 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 750 806 -6.9% 589 561 122 197 5 8 33 40 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 466 747 -37.6% 380 564 40 139 1 1 NM 42 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 126,024 111,005 13.5% 63,018 54,489 54,135 48,354 676 670 8,195 7,492 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,234 1,110 11.1% 8 22 389 355 0 0 836 734 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 65,950 64,715 1.9% 36,079 34,243 29,871 30,472 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 25,077 21,826 14.9% 22,902 19,786 2,058 1,936 NM NM 97 87 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 40,658 32,754 24.1% 5,605 4,022 32,573 26,305 265 259 2,215 2,168 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 29,235 23,000 27.1% 4,622 3,194 24,586 19,783 16 15 10 NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 5,652 3,827 47.7% 606 386 5,000 3,405 41 32 5 4 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,154 3,165 -0.3% 227 278 795 791 6 9 2,126 2,086 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,461 1,454 0.5% 82 85 1,146 1,137 160 163 73 69 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,156 1,308 -11.6% 68 78 1,046 1,189 42 41 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -247 -389 -36.5% -182 -310 -65 -79 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 966 1,002 -3.6% 41 33 547 547 79 80 298 343 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 316,933 313,680 1.0% 170,033 172,999 133,608 128,174 1,075 1,064 12,218 11,443 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,609 2,062 26.6% 0 0 0 0 830 680 213 178 1,566 1,204
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 8,067 5,757 40.1% 604 383 4,808 3,277 871 711 218 182 1,566 1,204
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 8,261 5,888 40.3% 606 386 5,000 3,405 871 711 218 182 1,566 1,204
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 31,855 45,056 -29.3% 23,478 33,365 8,189 11,484 9 8 179 198 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,396 1,411 -1.1% 1,115 1,013 233 343 12 13 35 41 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 174 283 -38.6% 147 222 14 50 0.26 0.25 13 11 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 902,594 793,583 13.7% 471,058 406,415 379,128 338,912 4,138 4,129 48,271 44,128 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,002 1,139 -12.0% 150 201 51 91 40 44 761 802 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 128 186 -31.4% 4 8 11 21 17 27 96 130 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 48 65 -26.2% 1 1 9 8 1 1 36 55 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 103,523 100,217 3.3% 3,835 3,790 28,827 27,223 6,849 6,884 64,012 62,320 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 32,857 46,195 -28.9% 23,628 33,567 8,240 11,575 48 52 940 1,000 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,524 1,597 -4.6% 1,119 1,021 244 365 29 40 132 171 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 222 348 -36.3% 148 224 23 58 1 1 50 66 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,006,117 893,800 12.6% 474,894 410,205 407,955 366,134 10,987 11,013 112,283 106,448 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 140,846 99,435 41.6% 113,146 81,339 27,117 17,497 56 59 528 541 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 27,858 28,888 -3.6% 17,374 17,954 8,895 9,347 376 404 1,214 1,183 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 761 670 13.7% 599 495 16 11 2 3 145 161 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for February
  Total U.S. Electric Power Industry

Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers
(million kWh)
Revenue from Sales of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (million dollars) Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers (cents/kWh)
Sector February 2020 February 2019 Percentage Change February 2020 February 2019 Percentage Change February 2020 February 2019 Percentage Change
Residential 111,963 116,249 -3.7% 14,384 14,803 -2.8% 12.85 12.73 0.9%
Commercial 102,038 101,547 0.5% 10,572 10,701 -1.2% 10.36 10.54 -1.7%
Industrial 75,626 72,568 4.2% 4,855 4,852 0.1% 6.42 6.69 -4.0%
Transportation 621 702 -11.5% 58 72 -19.0% 9.42 10.29 -8.5%
All Sectors 290,248 291,066 -0.3% 29,869 30,428 -1.8% 10.29 10.45 -1.5%


NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error.
W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Coal generation and consumption includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, refined coal, synthetic coal, and coal-derived synthesis gas.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, and waste oil.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke and synthesis gas derived from petroleum coke.
Natural gas includes a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels that cannot be identified separately.
Other Gases includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels include wood, black liquor, and other wood waste.
Other Biomass includes biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and other biomass.
Coal stocks include anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, refined coal, and synthetic coal; waste coal is excluded.
Sales of electricity to ultimate customers and net generation may not correspond exactly for a particular month for a variety of reasons (e.g., sales data may include imported electricity).
Net generation is presented for the calendar month while sales of electricity to ultimate customers and associated revenue accumulate from bills collected for periods of time that vary depending
upon customer class and consumption occurring during and outside the calendar month.
Note: Values are preliminary. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
See technical notes for additional information including more on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861M, 'Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report.'
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, 'Power Plant Operations Report.'