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Data for August 2020 Release Date: October 26, 2020 Next Release Date: November 24, 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 August
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type August 2020 August 2019 Percentage Change August 2020 August 2019 August 2020 August 2019 August 2020 August 2019 August 2020 August 2019 August 2020 August 2019
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 91,165 94,040 -3.1% 71,210 72,032 19,517 21,485 15 17 423 506 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 926 1,054 -12.2% 709 809 184 200 10 12 23 33 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 809 684 18.2% 626 501 124 134 0 0 59 50 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 174,130 174,955 -0.5% 86,115 87,732 78,867 77,396 790 852 8,357 8,976 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,002 1,147 -12.7% 0.15 16 303 361 0 0 699 770 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 68,982 71,911 -4.1% 37,544 39,218 31,438 32,693 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 24,228 22,579 7.3% 22,279 20,913 1,852 1,592 NM 15 80 59 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 38,259 34,395 11.2% 4,953 3,745 30,756 27,921 296 300 2,253 2,429 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 22,571 19,951 13.1% 3,498 2,597 19,001 17,339 12 9 59 5 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 9,370 7,877 19.0% 974 640 8,316 7,163 68 64 12 9 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,302 3,539 -6.7% 295 329 864 843 14 9 2,130 2,357 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,589 1,636 -2.8% 106 105 1,260 1,288 172 185 51 57 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,426 1,393 2.4% 80 74 1,316 1,288 30 31 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -784 -579 35.3% -675 -470 -109 -109 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,096 1,211 -9.5% 42 66 612 638 90 94 352 413 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 399,812 401,397 -0.4% 222,803 224,562 163,544 162,310 1,219 1,290 12,246 13,236 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 4,240 3,611 17.4% 0 0 0 0 1,330 1,116 360 311 2,550 2,184
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 13,254 11,075 19.7% 970 636 7,964 6,754 1,398 1,181 373 320 2,550 2,184
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 13,610 11,488 18.5% 974 640 8,316 7,163 1,398 1,181 373 320 2,550 2,184
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 50,430 52,348 -3.7% 38,888 39,741 11,398 12,412 4 5 140 190 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,674 1,868 -10.4% 1,316 1,473 311 340 24 21 23 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 305 276 10.3% 245 203 44 58 0 0 16 15 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,304,306 1,305,852 -0.1% 665,469 676,156 580,958 568,683 4,980 5,493 52,899 55,519 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 855 974 -12.2% 171 190 56 88 33 32 594 664 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 140 124 12.7% 3 5 15 11 33 23 88 84 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 79 69 13.7% 4 0.22 8 8 0 0 67 61 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 104,386 104,051 0.3% 4,407 4,098 29,712 28,829 6,633 6,950 63,634 64,175 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 51,285 53,322 -3.8% 39,059 39,931 11,454 12,500 37 37 735 854 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,814 1,992 -9.0% 1,319 1,478 326 352 57 44 111 118 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 383 346 11.0% 249 203 52 66 0 0 83 76 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,408,692 1,409,903 -0.1% 669,876 680,254 610,670 597,512 11,612 12,443 116,533 119,694 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 130,195 111,133 17.2% 104,205 89,054 25,483 21,224 58 89 449 766 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 26,854 26,891 -0.1% 16,021 16,128 9,223 9,080 392 404 1,218 1,280 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities NM 533 NM NM 372 NM 8 1 1 NM 152 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 2020 August 2019 Percentage Change August 2020 August 2019 Percentage Change August 2020 August 2019 Percentage Change
Residential 158,821 150,083 5.8% 21,145 19,955 6.0% 13.31 13.30 0.1%
Commercial 122,025 130,776 -6.7% 13,365 14,407 -7.2% 10.95 11.02 -0.6%
Industrial 82,582 91,062 -9.3% 5,855 6,739 -13.1% 7.09 7.40 -4.2%
Transportation 562 653 -14.0% 57 63 -9.1% 10.20 9.65 5.7%
All Sectors 363,990 372,574 -2.3% 40,422 41,164 -1.8% 11.11 11.05 0.5%


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 for 2020 are preliminary. Values for 2019 are final. 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.'