Electric Power Monthly

Data for July 2017  |  Release Date: September 26, 2017  |  Next Release: October 24, 2017 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2017 and 2016
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2017 July 2016 Percentage Change July 2017 July 2016 July 2017 July 2016 July 2017 July 2016 July 2017 July 2016 July 2017 July 2016
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 128,342 136,504 -6.0% 97,317 101,023 30,278 34,566 29 30 717 884 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 949 1,261 -24.8% 663 903 242 300 11 9 34 49 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 865 1,057 -18.2% 673 833 107 136 0.18 1 85 87 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 142,436 151,860 -6.2% 69,854 72,500 64,103 70,502 680 763 7,798 8,095 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,231 1,066 15.5% 19 23 375 322 0 0 837 721 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 71,314 70,349 1.4% 37,874 37,919 33,440 32,430 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 26,223 21,247 23.4% 24,158 19,901 1,923 1,238 NM NM 130 101 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 28,215 28,678 -1.6% 2,944 3,071 22,486 22,839 275 298 2,511 2,471 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 15,711 17,595 -10.7% 2,159 2,318 13,540 15,259 8 12 NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 5,544 4,097 35.3% 360 235 5,113 3,789 64 69 7 NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,711 3,652 1.6% 222 307 1,061 982 7 8 2,421 2,356 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,746 1,910 -8.6% 113 120 1,359 1,475 196 209 78 105 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,504 1,424 5.6% 91 91 1,413 1,334 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -759 -784 -3.1% -646 -678 -114 -106 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,206 1,212 -0.4% 43 23 574 618 94 97 496 474 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 400,022 412,450 -3.0% 232,899 235,520 153,413 162,843 1,102 1,204 12,608 12,883 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,629 2,066 27.3% 0 0 0 0 878 743 264 190 1,487 1,133
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 7,862 5,691 38.1% 359 230 4,803 3,323 942 812 271 NM 1,487 1,133
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 8,173 6,163 32.6% 360 235 5,113 3,789 942 812 271 NM 1,487 1,133
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 70,150 74,241 -5.5% 52,403 54,196 17,458 19,706 10 11 279 328 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,828 2,205 -17.1% 1,249 1,677 514 461 18 11 48 57 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 333 403 -17.4% 271 325 43 56 0.05 0.14 18 22 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,090,309 1,179,364 -7.6% 544,954 576,840 483,816 538,874 6,227 6,656 55,312 56,994 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,005 1,176 -14.5% 94 83 112 151 40 35 759 906 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 214 239 -10.2% 0.33 0.34 95 87 16 11 103 140 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 87 85 1.6% 0.49 0 9 8 0.35 1 77 76 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 80,867 81,911 -1.3% 805 983 21,929 25,464 4,245 4,134 53,888 51,329 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 71,155 75,416 -5.7% 52,497 54,279 17,570 19,857 50 46 1,038 1,234 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,042 2,444 -16.4% 1,249 1,677 609 548 34 22 150 197 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 420 488 -14.0% 272 325 52 65 0.40 1 95 98 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,171,175 1,261,274 -7.1% 545,759 577,823 505,744 564,338 10,473 10,790 109,200 108,323 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 149,041 170,850 -12.8% 118,572 135,110 29,512 34,354 97 139 860 1,246 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 30,367 32,944 -7.8% 19,481 20,652 8,913 10,537 303 392 1,670 1,362 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 998 1,045 -4.5% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for July
  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 July 2017 July 2016 Percentage Change July 2017 July 2016 Percentage Change July 2017 July 2016 Percentage Change
Residential 148,865 153,976 -3.3% 19,533 19,522 0.1% 13.12 12.68 3.5%
Commercial 128,049 129,265 -0.9% 14,079 13,732 2.5% 11.00 10.62 3.6%
Industrial 84,027 83,369 0.8% 6,160 6,025 2.3% 7.33 7.23 1.4%
Transportation 630 648 -2.9% 64 62 2.8% 10.19 9.63 5.8%
All Sectors 361,570 367,258 -1.5% 39,836 39,341 1.3% 11.02 10.71 2.9%


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.'