Electric Power Monthly

Data for August 2017  |  Release Date: October 24, 2017  |  Next Release: November 27, 2017 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2017 and 2016
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type August 2017 August 2016 Percentage Change August 2017 August 2016 August 2017 August 2016 August 2017 August 2016 August 2017 August 2016 August 2017 August 2016
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 120,005 135,811 -11.6% 90,961 100,319 28,300 34,589 27 33 717 870 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 988 1,275 -22.5% 703 888 240 324 11 14 34 49 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 733 1,085 -32.4% 540 856 108 140 1 0 84 88 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 137,781 155,117 -11.2% 67,701 72,932 61,767 73,267 696 781 7,617 8,137 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,335 1,102 21.2% NM 15 389 331 0 0 942 756 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 72,384 71,526 1.2% 38,667 37,927 33,717 33,599 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 21,406 19,359 10.6% 19,636 18,054 1,639 1,213 NM NM 118 87 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 25,485 24,510 4.0% 2,610 2,656 20,046 19,146 272 283 2,557 2,425 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 13,094 13,561 -3.4% 1,794 1,901 11,290 11,646 NM NM NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 5,427 3,948 37.5% 359 227 5,003 3,659 58 59 7 NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,693 3,650 1.2% 241 309 980 1,007 7 12 2,464 2,323 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,777 1,908 -6.8% 125 126 1,370 1,484 201 203 82 94 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,493 1,444 3.4% 91 94 1,402 1,350 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -638 -902 -29.2% -531 -787 -107 -115 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,218 1,231 -1.1% 46 22 583 627 95 96 494 486 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 380,697 410,113 -7.2% 220,339 232,883 146,680 163,120 1,116 1,212 12,563 12,898 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,546 2,004 27.1% 0 0 0 0 850 718 258 186 1,438 1,100
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 7,632 5,584 36.7% 354 220 4,666 3,298 909 777 264 NM 1,438 1,100
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 7,973 5,952 34.0% 359 227 5,003 3,659 909 777 264 NM 1,438 1,100
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 66,047 73,868 -10.6% 49,326 53,927 16,437 19,600 9 12 275 330 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,654 2,195 -24.7% 1,271 1,630 324 498 19 15 39 52 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 286 422 -32.2% 227 337 43 62 0.27 0 16 23 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,045,101 1,191,376 -12.3% 521,659 573,095 463,327 554,337 6,318 6,741 53,797 57,203 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,016 1,173 -13.4% 86 90 112 141 36 39 783 904 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 206 233 -11.8% 1 0.33 89 94 20 10 96 129 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 90 84 6.7% 1 0.29 9 9 2 0 78 75 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 78,673 83,318 -5.6% 844 956 22,311 26,205 4,052 4,159 51,465 51,998 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 67,063 75,041 -10.6% 49,412 54,017 16,548 19,740 45 50 1,058 1,234 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,859 2,428 -23.4% 1,272 1,630 413 592 39 25 135 181 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 376 506 -25.8% 228 337 51 71 2 0 94 98 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,123,774 1,274,694 -11.8% 522,503 574,051 485,638 580,542 10,371 10,901 105,262 109,201 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 145,108 161,885 -10.4% 115,053 129,111 29,076 31,341 97 138 882 1,295 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 29,702 36,564 -18.8% 19,214 20,402 8,864 14,421 346 387 1,279 1,355 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,062 949 11.9% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for August
  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 August 2017 August 2016 Percentage Change August 2017 August 2016 Percentage Change August 2017 August 2016 Percentage Change
Residential 141,745 155,851 -9.1% 18,699 20,104 -7.0% 13.19 12.90 2.2%
Commercial 127,617 134,078 -4.8% 14,089 14,355 -1.9% 11.04 10.71 3.1%
Industrial 85,816 85,061 0.9% 6,218 6,152 1.1% 7.25 7.23 0.3%
Transportation 641 632 1.5% 65 63 3.3% 10.07 9.89 1.8%
All Sectors 355,819 375,622 -5.3% 39,070 40,674 -3.9% 10.98 10.83 1.4%


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 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.'