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Data for May 2019  |  Release date: July 24, 2019  |  Next release: August 26, 2019 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2019 and 2018
 

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 2019 May 2018 Percentage Change May 2019 May 2018 May 2019 May 2018 May 2019 May 2018 May 2019 May 2018 May 2019 May 2018
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 71,988 85,311 -15.6% 55,159 64,011 16,288 20,649 18 19 523 632 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 922 1,022 -9.8% 658 730 222 244 8 9 35 40 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 737 415 77.8% 552 336 131 23 0 0 55 55 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 115,478 116,107 -0.5% 58,283 58,571 48,821 49,389 665 644 7,709 7,503 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 994 1,000 -0.6% -0.37 11 338 349 0 0 656 640 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 67,124 67,320 -0.3% 35,416 34,479 31,708 32,841 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 30,058 30,434 -1.2% 27,576 28,051 2,363 2,232 NM NM 92 125 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 40,139 37,401 7.3% 4,812 3,840 32,797 30,765 266 281 2,263 2,516 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 26,474 23,603 12.2% 3,678 2,873 22,767 20,704 18 16 11 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 7,292 7,070 3.1% 658 490 6,568 6,506 56 65 9 9 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,309 3,550 -6.8% 303 264 833 861 2 4 2,171 2,420 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,682 1,744 -3.6% 102 119 1,356 1,352 153 195 71 78 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,382 1,434 -3.6% 71 93 1,273 1,341 37 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -368 -390 -5.6% -305 -309 -63 -81 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,053 1,074 -2.0% 41 47 575 532 81 91 356 405 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 328,124 339,694 -3.4% 182,191 189,767 133,179 136,942 1,065 1,070 11,689 11,915 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 3,582 3,010 19.0% 0 0 0 0 1,139 986 309 266 2,134 1,758
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 10,538 9,650 9.2% 655 487 6,235 6,079 1,195 1,052 319 275 2,134 1,758
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 10,874 10,080 7.9% 658 490 6,568 6,506 1,195 1,052 319 275 2,134 1,758
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 40,051 47,470 -15.6% 30,247 35,222 9,609 12,012 5 6 190 230 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,609 1,780 -9.6% 1,200 1,297 353 421 18 20 37 42 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 276 161 71.1% 219 140 41 8 0 0 15 13 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 844,004 872,155 -3.2% 441,667 456,439 351,997 367,191 4,163 4,104 46,177 44,420 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 972 1,097 -11.4% 144 171 65 80 35 35 728 811 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 274 164 67.1% 5 3 16 17 121 17 132 126 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 71 64 11.4% 1 1 9 6 0 0 62 57 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 99,181 97,070 2.2% 3,377 3,150 25,052 26,420 7,838 7,928 62,915 59,572 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 41,023 48,567 -15.5% 30,391 35,393 9,675 12,092 40 41 918 1,041 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,883 1,944 -3.1% 1,205 1,300 370 438 139 37 169 169 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 347 225 54.2% 220 141 50 14 0 0 77 70 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 943,185 969,225 -2.7% 445,043 459,589 377,049 393,611 12,000 12,032 109,092 103,992 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 115,532 129,097 -10.5% 92,516 107,594 22,432 20,859 45 69 539 574 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 26,835 28,893 -7.1% 17,070 18,978 8,125 8,075 354 379 1,287 1,461 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 568 817 -30.5% 436 649 10 66 1 2 121 101 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 2019 May 2018 Percentage Change May 2019 May 2018 Percentage Change May 2019 May 2018 Percentage Change
Residential 99,820 103,395 -3.5% 13,300 13,600 -2.2% 13.32 13.15 1.3%
Commercial 110,823 112,597 -1.6% 11,666 11,821 -1.3% 10.53 10.50 0.3%
Industrial 80,706 81,461 -0.9% 5,415 5,553 -2.5% 6.71 6.82 -1.6%
Transportation 610 591 3.2% 58 56 3.7% 9.51 9.46 0.5%
All Sectors 291,959 298,044 -2.0% 30,439 31,029 -1.9% 10.43 10.41 0.2%


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.'