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Data for February 2018  |  Release Date: April 24, 2018  |  Next Release: May 24, 2018 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2018 and 2017
 

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 2018 February 2017 Percentage Change February 2018 February 2017 February 2018 February 2017 February 2018 February 2017 February 2018 February 2017 February 2018 February 2017
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 82,051 86,873 -5.6% 61,125 64,900 20,233 21,279 30 32 662 662 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 792 905 -12.5% 624 658 119 203 8 8 40 35 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 718 687 4.5% 575 540 95 92 1 1 46 55 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 96,317 81,040 18.9% 46,364 39,303 42,294 34,219 588 566 7,071 6,952 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,092 1,191 -8.3% 18 19 313 317 0 0 762 855 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 64,790 63,560 1.9% 33,941 33,911 30,849 29,650 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 25,593 24,542 4.3% 23,653 22,668 1,804 1,741 NM NM 114 112 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 34,422 31,018 11.0% 4,158 3,943 27,696 24,502 236 229 2,332 2,344 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 23,936 22,228 7.7% 3,323 3,325 20,591 18,886 13 11 8 NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 4,037 2,497 61.7% 354 172 3,639 2,297 39 26 5 NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,461 3,405 1.6% 282 255 933 888 6 7 2,240 2,254 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,686 1,647 2.4% 113 110 1,315 1,270 178 185 79 82 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,303 1,241 4.9% 85 82 1,217 1,160 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -315 -508 -38.0% -226 -418 -89 -90 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 999 990 0.9% 35 31 550 513 73 78 340 367 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 306,458 290,297 5.6% 170,268 165,556 123,864 112,426 959 934 11,368 11,381 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,774 1,383 28.3% 0 0 0 0 594 454 172 147 1,008 783
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,621 3,744 50.1% 352 172 3,451 2,162 632 480 178 NM 1,008 783
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,812 3,880 49.8% 354 172 3,639 2,297 632 480 178 NM 1,008 783
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 45,738 47,878 -4.5% 33,993 35,521 11,488 12,112 8 10 249 235 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,377 1,569 -12.2% 1,100 1,157 218 362 15 13 44 38 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 272 263 3.6% 234 217 29 32 0.29 0.21 9 13 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 683,640 573,451 19.2% 340,742 283,558 297,957 245,447 3,553 3,445 41,388 41,001 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,270 1,228 3.5% 212 208 131 124 45 44 883 852 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 148 136 9.1% 5 8 11 19 29 28 103 81 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 61 63 -1.8% 1 0.42 8 10 2 1 51 51 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 95,990 91,904 4.4% 3,327 3,190 28,006 26,545 6,727 6,508 57,930 55,660 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 47,008 49,106 -4.3% 34,205 35,729 11,618 12,235 53 54 1,132 1,087 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,525 1,705 -10.5% 1,104 1,164 229 381 44 41 148 119 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 334 325 2.5% 235 218 37 42 2 1 60 65 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 779,630 665,355 17.2% 344,070 286,748 325,963 271,992 10,280 9,953 99,318 96,662 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 121,606 161,338 -24.6% 101,757 128,010 19,109 32,438 83 147 658 744 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,676 33,056 -13.2% 18,782 20,442 8,330 10,652 369 472 1,195 1,490 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,181 1,007 17.2% W W W W W W W W 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 2018 February 2017 Percentage Change February 2018 February 2017 Percentage Change February 2018 February 2017 Percentage Change
Residential 113,334 101,349 11.8% 14,303 12,952 10.4% 12.62 12.78 -1.3%
Commercial 101,791 99,607 2.2% 10,793 10,439 3.4% 10.60 10.48 1.1%
Industrial 71,996 71,958 0.1% 4,863 4,763 2.1% 6.75 6.62 2.0%
Transportation 638 636 0.3% 62 60 3.1% 9.74 9.47 2.9%
All Sectors 287,759 273,550 5.2% 30,021 28,215 6.4% 10.43 10.31 1.2%


Due to incorrect reporting by sector, the allications for small-scale solar have been estimated for February 2018.
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.'