U.S. Energy Information Administration logo
Skip to sub-navigation

Electric Power Monthly

Data for May 2021 Release Date: July 26, 2021 Next Release Date: August 24, 2021 full reportPDF Re-release date: July 29, 2021 (Revision Notice)
SAS Output
Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2021 and 2020
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type May 2021 May 2020 Percentage Change May 2021 May 2020 May 2021 May 2020 May 2021 May 2020 May 2021 May 2020 May 2021 May 2020
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 63,890 46,530 37.3% 49,413 34,953 13,999 11,141 12 14 466 422 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 803 700 14.7% 598 526 165 138 9 7 31 29 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 500 587 -14.8% 360 436 100 110 0 0 40 41 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 113,684 115,871 -1.9% 56,397 60,025 49,373 47,828 609 597 7,305 7,421 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 853 810 5.4% -0.30 8 261 153 0 0 593 649 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 62,053 64,338 -3.6% 32,150 34,392 29,903 29,946 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 23,408 30,485 -23.2% 21,395 28,036 1,912 2,332 NM NM 83 95 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 51,647 44,236 16.8% 7,626 5,752 41,493 35,946 311 308 2,217 2,230 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 33,192 28,309 17.2% 5,717 4,298 27,396 23,984 15 18 64 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 12,467 9,767 27.6% 1,572 1,109 10,798 8,569 80 74 16 14 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,051 3,094 -1.4% 177 160 792 785 6 4 2,075 2,146 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,550 1,617 -4.1% 96 106 1,235 1,276 159 174 62 62 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,388 1,450 -4.3% 65 78 1,272 1,333 51 39 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -416 -367 13.5% -331 -273 -85 -94 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,004 1,089 -7.8% 35 41 562 585 81 89 327 373 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 317,425 304,277 4.3% 167,641 163,895 137,682 128,084 1,039 1,038 11,063 11,260 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 5,055 4,269 18.4% 0 0 0 0 1,540 1,309 392 349 3,123 2,611
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 17,128 13,622 25.7% 1,567 1,104 10,409 8,162 1,620 1,383 409 362 3,123 2,611
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 17,522 14,035 24.8% 1,572 1,109 10,798 8,569 1,620 1,383 409 362 3,123 2,611
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 35,606 26,849 32.6% 26,953 19,804 8,492 6,898 3 4 158 142 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,423 1,288 10.5% 1,105 1,010 263 227 21 20 34 31 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 199 231 -13.8% 148 183 39 35 0 0 12 13 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 836,646 853,662 -2.0% 428,600 456,386 358,427 346,986 3,746 3,801 45,873 46,489 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 910 803 13.3% 129 115 48 53 30 28 703 608 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 148 120 23.2% 3 3 18 13 29 22 99 81 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 71 59 19.0% 0.07 3 8 8 0 0 63 48 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 94,911 98,085 -3.2% 3,021 3,625 25,704 26,957 5,705 5,976 60,481 61,527 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 36,516 27,652 32.1% 27,081 19,919 8,540 6,951 33 32 861 750 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,571 1,408 11.6% 1,108 1,013 281 240 50 42 133 113 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 270 290 -7.1% 148 187 47 43 0 0 75 61 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 931,557 951,747 -2.1% 431,621 460,011 384,132 373,943 9,451 9,777 106,354 108,016 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 120,803 154,599 -21.9% 96,337 123,748 24,006 30,290 60 57 401 504 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 25,095 27,292 -8.0% 14,258 16,290 9,319 9,234 348 405 1,169 1,363 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 442 626 -29.4% 382 518 16 11 2 2 42 96 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for May
  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 May 2021 May 2020 Percentage Change May 2021 May 2020 Percentage Change May 2021 May 2020 Percentage Change
Residential 101,496 105,412 -3.7% 13,916 13,864 0.4% 13.71 13.15 4.3%
Commercial 104,428 93,406 11.8% 11,316 9,765 15.9% 10.84 10.45 3.7%
Industrial 82,747 71,220 16.2% 5,506 4,654 18.3% 6.65 6.53 1.8%
Transportation 472 448 5.3% 48 42 14.3% 10.13 9.34 8.5%
All Sectors 289,143 270,486 6.9% 30,786 28,324 8.7% 10.65 10.47 1.7%


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.'