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Data for October 2019  |  Release date: December 23, 2019     Next release: January 27, 2020  |
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2019 and 2018
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2019 October 2018 Percentage Change October 2019 October 2018 October 2019 October 2018 October 2019 October 2018 October 2019 October 2018 October 2019 October 2018
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 66,855 87,264 -23.4% 49,122 64,902 17,236 21,834 20 20 477 507 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 955 1,015 -5.9% 698 751 216 218 10 7 31 39 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 198 562 -64.9% 146 378 9 126 0 1 42 58 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 133,685 123,116 8.6% 66,405 59,071 58,398 55,441 702 668 8,180 7,935 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 997 1,016 -1.9% 0.34 -0.27 227 255 0 0 770 762 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 62,033 59,397 4.4% 32,289 31,364 29,744 28,033 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 16,303 19,548 -16.6% 14,937 17,571 1,271 1,855 NM 14 83 108 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 40,182 32,401 24.0% 5,168 3,864 32,531 25,957 271 262 2,212 2,317 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 28,144 21,193 32.8% 4,276 3,006 23,842 18,162 16 15 9 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 6,110 4,970 22.9% 547 418 5,513 4,508 44 39 6 4 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,086 3,223 -4.2% 197 251 759 738 7 4 2,123 2,230 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,566 1,743 -10.2% 87 108 1,239 1,357 166 204 74 74 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,276 1,273 0.2% 61 81 1,177 1,192 38 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -373 -492 -24.3% -316 -405 -56 -87 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,087 1,084 0.2% 43 43 588 556 83 83 373 402 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 321,922 324,911 -0.9% 168,492 177,539 140,164 134,189 1,097 1,055 12,169 12,127 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,845 2,392 19.0% 0 0 0 0 894 786 255 220 1,696 1,385
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 8,657 7,087 22.2% 546 413 5,217 4,238 938 826 260 224 1,696 1,385
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 8,955 7,361 21.6% 547 418 5,513 4,508 938 826 260 224 1,696 1,385
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 37,465 48,422 -22.6% 26,979 35,547 10,313 12,695 6 6 168 173 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,697 1,814 -6.4% 1,263 1,368 376 390 24 16 33 40 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 82 229 -64.2% 64 158 3 54 0 0.19 14 16 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 981,622 909,137 8.0% 509,473 457,374 419,827 400,209 4,361 4,290 47,961 47,263 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 998 984 1.4% 177 159 70 72 32 35 720 718 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 139 190 -26.7% 4 5 21 16 21 16 93 153 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 58 77 -24.6% 1 0.41 2 9 0 1 56 67 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 100,738 99,117 1.6% 3,233 3,013 27,527 27,218 6,433 6,411 63,546 62,474 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 38,463 49,406 -22.1% 27,156 35,706 10,383 12,768 38 42 887 891 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,836 2,003 -8.3% 1,268 1,373 397 406 45 31 127 193 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 140 306 -54.2% 65 159 5 63 0 1 70 83 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,082,361 1,008,253 7.4% 512,706 460,387 447,354 427,427 10,794 10,702 111,507 109,737 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 119,276 106,118 12.4% 96,122 87,656 22,530 17,478 55 100 569 884 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,205 27,515 2.5% 17,705 17,477 8,898 8,472 375 408 1,227 1,159 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 490 816 -40.0% 277 511 6 30 2 4 204 270 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for October
  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 October 2019 October 2018 Percentage Change October 2019 October 2018 Percentage Change October 2019 October 2018 Percentage Change
Residential 107,571 107,049 0.5% 13,807 13,751 0.4% 12.84 12.85 -0.1%
Commercial 114,643 116,134 -1.3% 12,314 12,506 -1.5% 10.74 10.77 -0.3%
Industrial 80,063 85,380 -6.2% 5,482 5,870 -6.6% 6.85 6.88 -0.4%
Transportation 546 631 -13.5% 53 62 -13.8% 9.76 9.79 -0.3%
All Sectors 302,822 309,194 -2.1% 31,657 32,189 -1.7% 10.45 10.41 0.4%


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 for 2019 are preliminary. Values for 2018 are final. 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.'