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Data for January 2021 Release Date: March 24, 2021 Next Release Date: April 26, 2021 full reportPDF
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2021 and 2020
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type January 2021 January 2020 Percentage Change January 2021 January 2020 January 2021 January 2020 January 2021 January 2020 January 2021 January 2020 January 2021 January 2020
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 81,806 65,100 25.7% 60,524 48,388 20,816 16,160 25 22 440 530 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 886 950 -6.7% 692 787 157 121 10 10 27 33 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 703 662 6.3% 538 493 117 112 0 2 48 54 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 125,323 133,158 -5.9% 60,140 65,176 55,910 58,122 685 751 8,588 9,108 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 985 1,105 -10.9% -1 -0.15 327 354 0 0 659 752 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 71,832 74,170 -3.2% 39,472 40,721 32,361 33,448 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 26,159 25,332 3.3% 24,015 23,024 2,032 2,198 NM NM 92 93 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 42,437 39,485 7.5% 5,984 5,097 33,786 31,742 287 275 2,380 2,371 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 30,427 28,547 6.6% 4,814 4,169 25,504 24,351 15 18 94 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 5,732 4,657 23.1% 771 552 4,918 4,064 35 36 8 5 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,253 3,345 -2.8% 218 223 813 830 10 7 2,212 2,284 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,620 1,671 -3.1% 103 100 1,268 1,322 183 177 66 72 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,404 1,265 11.0% 77 54 1,283 1,176 44 35 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -424 -377 12.6% -340 -325 -85 -52 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,108 1,084 2.2% 42 41 604 608 94 91 368 344 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 350,815 340,669 3.0% 191,068 183,402 146,025 142,815 1,121 1,167 12,602 13,284 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,749 2,313 18.8% 0 0 0 0 861 736 216 192 1,671 1,385
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 8,401 6,854 22.6% 770 550 4,839 3,950 897 772 224 197 1,671 1,385
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 8,481 6,970 21.7% 771 552 4,918 4,064 897 772 224 197 1,671 1,385
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 45,412 36,773 23.5% 33,413 27,295 11,842 9,284 7 6 150 187 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,633 1,777 -8.1% 1,299 1,484 285 237 23 22 26 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 268 261 2.5% 211 204 44 42 0 0.42 12 15 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 892,055 958,029 -6.9% 443,375 488,592 390,408 409,177 4,373 4,720 53,899 55,539 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,021 1,060 -3.7% 179 157 64 70 42 35 736 797 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 158 134 18.2% 2 4 25 9 36 26 95 94 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 72 75 -3.5% 1 1 12 9 0 2 59 62 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 108,764 110,430 -1.5% 3,963 3,952 28,654 29,600 7,306 7,489 68,842 69,389 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 46,433 37,833 22.7% 33,592 27,453 11,905 9,355 49 41 886 984 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,791 1,911 -6.3% 1,302 1,489 310 246 58 48 121 128 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 340 336 1.2% 212 205 56 51 0 2 72 77 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,000,820 1,068,459 -6.3% 447,338 492,544 419,062 438,777 11,679 12,209 122,740 124,928 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 125,871 135,193 -6.9% 101,786 108,441 23,612 25,911 66 81 407 760 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 27,165 26,858 1.1% 15,560 16,014 9,890 9,105 375 407 1,341 1,332 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 286 684 -58.2% 250 503 3 5 3 2 30 174 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January
  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 January 2021 January 2020 Percentage Change January 2021 January 2020 Percentage Change January 2021 January 2020 Percentage Change
Residential 137,243 124,413 10.3% 17,414 15,910 9.5% 12.69 12.79 -0.8%
Commercial 104,192 108,903 -4.3% 10,739 11,144 -3.6% 10.31 10.23 0.8%
Industrial 79,222 77,339 2.4% 5,030 4,900 2.7% 6.35 6.34 0.2%
Transportation 563 664 -15.3% 54 64 -15.5% 9.64 9.67 -0.3%
All Sectors 321,219 311,318 3.2% 33,237 32,018 3.8% 10.35 10.28 0.7%


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.'