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Data for April 2018  |  Release Date: June 25, 2018  |  Next Release: July 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 April
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type April 2018 April 2017 Percentage Change April 2018 April 2017 April 2018 April 2017 April 2018 April 2017 April 2018 April 2017 April 2018 April 2017
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 73,489 81,533 -9.9% 55,421 59,111 17,448 21,810 21 19 599 593 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 864 884 -2.2% 632 665 190 179 9 6 33 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 582 404 44.0% 477 260 39 95 0.47 0.28 65 48 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 100,004 86,178 16.0% 47,442 41,953 44,759 36,522 591 532 7,211 7,171 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 976 1,157 -15.6% 28 19 306 281 0 0 642 857 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 59,087 56,743 4.1% 30,534 30,217 28,553 26,526 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 27,615 29,320 -5.8% 25,374 27,067 2,095 2,103 NM NM 121 124 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 38,952 36,928 5.5% 4,407 4,489 31,933 29,820 273 264 2,339 2,356 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 26,757 25,753 3.9% 3,482 3,743 23,251 21,988 15 15 8 7 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 6,111 4,774 28.0% 520 303 5,525 4,418 58 50 8 NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,163 3,373 -6.2% 214 234 706 872 2 5 2,241 2,261 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,709 1,671 2.3% 116 117 1,315 1,276 197 194 82 85 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,212 1,357 -10.7% 76 92 1,136 1,266 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -377 -439 -14.1% -295 -368 -82 -71 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,038 1,044 -0.6% 37 38 534 506 82 87 384 413 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 302,229 293,752 2.9% 164,058 163,451 125,774 117,771 1,003 934 11,394 11,596 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,721 2,211 23.1% 0 0 0 0 863 700 263 227 1,596 1,284
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 8,518 6,674 27.6% 512 303 5,219 4,108 921 750 270 NM 1,596 1,284
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 8,833 6,985 26.5% 520 303 5,525 4,418 921 750 270 NM 1,596 1,284
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 40,607 44,216 -8.2% 30,411 31,501 9,973 12,507 6 5 217 202 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,518 1,519 -0.1% 1,128 1,188 337 285 16 10 36 36 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 224 153 46.4% 193 110 14 29 0.10 0.10 16 13 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 724,622 640,489 13.1% 362,210 326,706 315,874 268,102 3,508 3,158 43,029 42,523 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,132 1,216 -6.9% 183 212 85 103 39 35 826 866 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 140 137 2.2% 4 3 13 11 22 16 102 107 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 72 70 3.8% 1 0.12 10 10 1 1 61 59 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 95,206 90,079 5.7% 3,041 3,049 26,992 26,033 6,163 5,446 59,010 55,552 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 41,740 45,432 -8.1% 30,593 31,713 10,058 12,611 45 40 1,043 1,068 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,658 1,656 0.1% 1,132 1,190 350 296 38 26 138 143 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 296 222 33.1% 195 110 24 39 1 1 76 72 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 819,828 730,568 12.2% 365,251 329,755 342,866 294,135 9,671 8,603 102,039 98,075 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 129,648 164,624 -21.2% 108,171 130,307 20,809 33,416 69 107 599 794 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,673 33,393 -14.1% 18,893 21,030 8,032 10,295 355 444 1,393 1,624 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,262 1,073 17.6% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for April
  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 April 2018 April 2017 Percentage Change April 2018 April 2017 Percentage Change April 2018 April 2017 Percentage Change
Residential 95,132 90,966 4.6% 12,263 11,542 6.2% 12.89 12.69 1.6%
Commercial 102,941 101,796 1.1% 10,745 10,584 1.5% 10.44 10.40 0.4%
Industrial 75,342 75,917 -0.8% 4,955 5,021 -1.3% 6.58 6.61 -0.5%
Transportation 608 590 3.1% 58 56 4.0% 9.53 9.44 1.0%
All Sectors 274,023 269,269 1.8% 28,021 27,203 3.0% 10.23 10.10 1.3%


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.'