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Data for May 2020 Release Date: July 24, 2020 Next Release Date: August 25, 2020 full reportPDF
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2020 and 2019
 

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 2020 May 2019 Percentage Change May 2020 May 2019 May 2020 May 2019 May 2020 May 2019 May 2020 May 2019 May 2020 May 2019
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 46,488 71,883 -35.3% 34,895 55,081 11,148 16,283 15 19 430 500 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 694 943 -26.4% 511 671 145 230 7 8 30 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 632 747 -15.4% 436 552 167 143 0 0 30 52 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 116,236 116,236 -0.0% 60,356 58,730 47,829 49,034 606 682 7,444 7,791 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 862 1,101 -21.7% 8 -0.44 151 338 0 0 704 764 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 64,338 67,124 -4.1% 34,392 35,416 29,946 31,708 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 29,468 30,061 -2.0% 27,106 27,682 2,234 2,252 25 NM 102 102 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 43,996 39,419 11.6% 5,646 4,859 35,828 32,025 293 261 2,229 2,274 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 28,180 25,973 8.5% 4,211 3,739 23,945 22,209 16 16 9 10 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 9,742 7,191 35.5% 1,093 661 8,562 6,462 74 61 12 8 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,103 3,365 -7.8% 163 299 800 872 4 2 2,137 2,193 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,550 1,542 0.6% 93 92 1,225 1,241 161 145 71 63 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,421 1,347 5.5% 86 69 1,296 1,241 39 37 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -367 -368 -0.4% -273 -305 -94 -63 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,088 1,124 -3.2% 42 44 587 632 88 90 370 358 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 303,434 328,269 -7.6% 163,120 182,728 127,941 132,582 1,034 1,084 11,339 11,874 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 4,245 3,558 19.3% 0 0 0 0 1,303 1,121 349 309 2,593 2,129
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 13,541 10,414 30.0% 1,088 658 8,122 6,129 1,377 1,182 361 316 2,593 2,129
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 13,987 10,750 30.1% 1,093 661 8,562 6,462 1,377 1,182 361 316 2,593 2,129
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 26,827 40,061 -33.0% 19,765 30,220 6,911 9,654 5 6 146 181 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,260 1,653 -23.7% 961 1,227 247 370 20 18 33 37 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 248 298 -16.7% 183 219 54 63 0 0 11 15 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 849,293 852,486 -0.4% 457,548 449,520 343,154 351,859 3,743 4,218 44,847 46,890 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 797 1,001 -20.4% 112 136 50 100 27 34 607 731 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 130 267 -51.6% 3 6 14 18 22 120 91 124 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 63 78 -19.3% 3 1 8 9 0 0 52 69 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 100,313 98,314 2.0% 3,752 3,375 27,973 26,480 6,014 6,008 62,574 62,449 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 27,624 41,062 -32.7% 19,878 30,356 6,961 9,754 32 40 753 912 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,390 1,920 -27.6% 964 1,233 261 388 42 138 123 161 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 311 376 -17.2% 187 220 62 72 0 0 62 84 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 949,606 950,800 -0.1% 461,300 452,895 371,127 378,339 9,758 10,226 107,422 109,339 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 154,882 116,490 33.0% 124,071 93,643 30,269 22,245 56 45 486 557 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities NM 28,186 NM NM 17,229 NM 9,224 NM 391 NM 1,342 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 615 566 8.7% 514 435 11 10 2 1 88 120 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 2020 May 2019 Percentage Change May 2020 May 2019 Percentage Change May 2020 May 2019 Percentage Change
Residential 105,345 99,810 5.5% 13,842 13,316 3.9% 13.14 13.34 -1.5%
Commercial 93,332 110,889 -15.8% 9,746 11,658 -16.4% 10.44 10.51 -0.7%
Industrial 71,195 80,657 -11.7% 4,615 5,401 -14.6% 6.48 6.70 -3.3%
Transportation 452 611 -26.0% 42 58 -27.6% 9.29 9.49 -2.1%
All Sectors 270,325 291,967 -7.4% 28,245 30,434 -7.2% 10.45 10.42 0.3%


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.'