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Data for November 2017  |  Release Date: January 24, 2018  |  Next Release: February 26, 2018 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2017 and 2016
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type November 2017 November 2016 Percentage Change November 2017 November 2016 November 2017 November 2016 November 2017 November 2016 November 2017 November 2016 November 2017 November 2016
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 91,153 86,940 4.8% 65,101 64,830 25,391 21,446 27 35 634 630 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 913 1,070 -14.7% 645 700 222 325 8 8 38 37 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 693 799 -13.2% 583 596 35 116 1 0.31 74 87 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 92,814 93,942 -1.2% 44,780 44,171 40,077 41,736 595 521 7,362 7,514 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,194 1,013 17.8% 17 22 347 330 0 0 830 662 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 66,618 65,179 2.2% 34,541 33,082 32,077 32,097 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 19,841 18,808 5.5% 18,048 17,599 1,657 1,122 NM 17 120 69 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 33,001 28,819 14.5% 4,192 3,789 26,187 22,336 246 260 2,375 2,435 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 23,320 19,406 20.2% 3,497 3,215 19,803 16,173 13 11 NM 7 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,072 2,767 11.0% 214 154 2,824 2,576 31 36 4 2 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,560 3,391 5.0% 273 203 998 864 6 2 2,282 2,323 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,715 1,891 -9.3% 117 125 1,319 1,452 196 210 83 104 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,334 1,364 -2.2% 91 93 1,243 1,271 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -478 -607 -21.2% -394 -522 -84 -85 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,071 1,111 -3.6% 42 35 538 573 83 85 408 418 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 306,819 297,075 3.3% 167,557 164,301 126,447 119,995 975 927 11,841 11,852 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,578 1,257 25.6% 0 0 0 0 503 393 171 139 904 726
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 4,520 3,840 17.7% 213 149 2,694 2,396 534 428 174 140 904 726
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 4,651 4,024 15.6% 214 154 2,824 2,576 534 428 174 140 904 726
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 50,897 48,076 5.9% 35,844 35,090 14,817 12,758 7 10 229 218 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,599 1,672 -4.3% 1,166 1,249 379 372 16 11 39 40 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 267 307 -13.0% 234 239 13 46 0.16 0.09 19 21 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 684,892 679,004 0.9% 344,124 333,973 293,932 298,069 3,527 2,944 43,309 44,018 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,348 1,256 7.3% 290 233 102 99 42 50 913 875 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 174 167 4.7% 4 4 21 14 23 35 126 113 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 71 99 -28.0% 1 0.16 9 10 1 0.14 60 89 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 95,169 90,321 5.4% 3,260 2,812 27,266 27,191 6,154 5,773 58,489 54,544 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 52,245 49,331 5.9% 36,134 35,322 14,919 12,857 50 60 1,142 1,093 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,773 1,838 -3.5% 1,170 1,254 400 386 39 46 164 153 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 338 406 -16.7% 235 240 22 56 1 0.23 79 110 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 780,061 769,325 1.4% 347,385 336,785 321,198 325,260 9,681 8,716 101,798 98,563 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 144,086 171,755 -16.1% 117,616 138,091 25,499 32,185 100 168 870 1,311 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 31,369 34,105 -8.0% 20,118 21,192 9,582 10,727 399 523 1,270 1,662 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,293 1,101 17.5% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for November
  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 November 2017 November 2016 Percentage Change November 2017 November 2016 Percentage Change November 2017 November 2016 Percentage Change
Residential 97,532 93,244 4.6% 12,692 11,886 6.8% 13.01 12.75 2.0%
Commercial 104,796 105,060 -0.3% 11,056 10,840 2.0% 10.55 10.32 2.2%
Industrial 76,180 78,421 -2.9% 5,171 5,225 -1.0% 6.79 6.66 2.0%
Transportation 598 592 1.1% 57 55 4.0% 9.49 9.22 2.9%
All Sectors 279,106 277,317 0.6% 28,976 28,007 3.5% 10.38 10.10 2.8%


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 2017 are preliminary. Values for 2016 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.'