Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2017  |  Release Date: June 23, 2017  |  Next Release: July 25, 2017 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2017 and 2016
 

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 2017 April 2016 Percentage Change April 2017 April 2016 April 2017 April 2016 April 2017 April 2016 April 2017 April 2016 April 2017 April 2016
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 81,789 72,022 13.6% 59,423 53,477 21,743 17,802 22 29 601 713 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 897 794 12.9% 670 568 186 193 8 8 34 25 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 435 1,037 -58.1% 260 858 121 97 0.28 0.15 54 81 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 86,234 99,561 -13.4% 42,419 46,627 36,240 45,069 529 615 7,046 7,250 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,084 1,149 -5.7% 18 8 285 321 0 0 781 819 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 56,743 62,365 -9.0% 30,217 34,036 26,526 28,329 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 29,236 25,475 14.8% 26,998 23,633 2,092 1,706 NM NM 131 131 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 36,637 29,761 23.1% 4,314 4,077 29,805 23,250 249 267 2,269 2,167 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 25,403 20,745 22.5% 3,582 3,528 21,800 17,196 14 13 7 7 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 4,816 2,949 63.3% 315 186 4,449 2,717 50 44 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,254 2,909 11.9% 211 181 872 677 5 5 2,167 2,045 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,661 1,819 -8.7% 114 117 1,274 1,384 180 206 93 112 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,503 1,340 12.2% 92 65 1,410 1,275 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -437 -452 -3.3% -366 -367 -71 -84 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,061 1,123 -5.6% 54 28 508 575 81 97 419 424 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 293,679 292,836 0.3% 164,005 162,944 117,435 117,259 903 1,022 11,335 11,611 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,084 1,763 18.2% 0 0 0 0 624 661 202 164 1,259 939
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 6,590 4,439 48.5% 315 175 4,139 2,455 673 705 NM NM 1,259 939
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 6,900 4,712 46.4% 315 186 4,449 2,717 673 705 NM NM 1,259 939
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 44,455 38,989 14.0% 31,772 28,663 12,449 10,062 8 11 225 254 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,487 1,319 12.8% 1,213 1,016 224 262 14 10 37 31 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 154 390 -60.4% 110 326 32 43 0.08 0.04 12 21 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 648,063 753,775 -14.0% 324,099 364,603 268,328 333,632 4,883 5,304 50,753 50,236 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,048 1,049 -0.2% 87 89 132 170 29 39 799 752 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 198 180 10.1% 0.42 1 82 79 12 10 104 91 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 74 71 4.7% 0.09 0.28 9 6 1 0.24 65 64 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 77,370 76,781 0.8% 758 700 20,709 22,327 3,634 4,001 52,269 49,753 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 45,502 40,039 13.6% 31,860 28,752 12,582 10,232 37 49 1,024 1,006 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,686 1,499 12.5% 1,214 1,017 306 341 26 20 140 121 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 229 461 -50.3% 110 326 42 50 1 0.28 76 85 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 725,434 830,556 -12.7% 324,857 365,304 289,038 355,959 8,517 9,304 103,021 99,989 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 167,236 195,419 -14.4% 131,184 151,329 35,053 42,662 130 145 870 1,283 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 31,055 33,491 -7.3% 19,969 20,909 9,201 10,786 315 411 1,570 1,386 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,090 1,428 -23.6% 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 2017 April 2016 Percentage Change April 2017 April 2016 Percentage Change April 2017 April 2016 Percentage Change
Residential 90,780 88,107 3.0% 11,525 10,955 5.2% 12.70 12.43 2.2%
Commercial 101,566 101,464 0.1% 10,564 10,275 2.8% 10.40 10.13 2.7%
Industrial 75,624 75,801 -0.2% 4,992 4,849 2.9% 6.60 6.40 3.1%
Transportation 590 595 -0.9% 56 56 -0.7% 9.44 9.41 0.3%
All Sectors 268,560 265,967 1.0% 27,137 26,136 3.8% 10.10 9.83 2.7%


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.'