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Data for September 2019  |  Release date: November 26, 2019     Next release: December 23, 2019  |
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2019 and 2018
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type September 2019 September 2018 Percentage Change September 2019 September 2018 September 2019 September 2018 September 2019 September 2018 September 2019 September 2018 September 2019 September 2018
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 85,918 96,544 -11.0% 64,868 73,021 20,506 22,941 21 24 524 558 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 942 1,055 -10.7% 693 781 203 233 11 7 35 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 638 799 -20.1% 460 639 118 108 0 1 60 51 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 150,742 141,762 6.3% 75,933 68,655 65,876 64,319 738 771 8,195 8,017 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,139 1,104 3.1% 10 3 349 328 0 0 781 773 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 65,892 64,725 1.8% 34,770 34,377 31,122 30,348 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 16,372 19,166 -14.6% 15,029 17,368 1,250 1,692 NM 16 81 90 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 37,200 30,683 21.2% 4,727 3,723 29,983 24,402 264 258 2,227 2,300 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 24,299 18,518 31.2% 3,679 2,874 20,599 15,627 14 12 8 6 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 6,726 5,961 12.8% 616 436 6,053 5,475 51 46 6 4 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,287 3,286 0.0% 266 234 855 810 8 8 2,158 2,234 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,505 1,590 -5.3% 83 94 1,206 1,247 161 193 56 56 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,383 1,328 4.1% 83 85 1,270 1,243 30 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -671 -603 11.3% -583 -500 -88 -103 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,129 1,004 12.4% 43 47 595 515 90 80 400 363 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 359,301 356,239 0.9% 195,950 198,115 149,913 144,783 1,135 1,156 12,303 12,185 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 3,222 2,674 20.5% 0 0 0 0 1,012 893 281 242 1,929 1,539
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 9,654 8,205 17.7% 613 432 5,761 5,049 1,064 938 287 247 1,929 1,539
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 9,948 8,635 15.2% 616 436 6,053 5,475 1,064 938 287 247 1,929 1,539
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 47,802 53,914 -11.3% 35,731 40,293 11,876 13,415 6 7 189 199 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,661 1,863 -10.8% 1,262 1,401 336 411 27 18 37 33 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 259 325 -20.2% 183 259 59 50 0 0.15 17 15 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,115,478 1,051,744 6.1% 581,753 530,570 481,162 468,661 4,663 4,838 47,900 47,675 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 934 1,061 -12.0% 180 183 62 97 37 38 655 743 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 157 130 21.2% 4 7 21 15 28 15 104 93 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 91 74 22.7% 2 1 7 7 0 1 82 65 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 99,974 99,352 0.6% 4,233 3,479 27,776 27,089 6,333 6,581 61,631 62,203 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 48,736 54,975 -11.3% 35,911 40,475 11,938 13,512 42 45 844 943 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,819 1,993 -8.8% 1,266 1,407 357 426 56 34 140 127 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 350 399 -12.2% 185 260 67 58 0 1 98 80 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,215,452 1,151,095 5.6% 585,986 534,049 508,938 495,750 10,996 11,419 109,531 109,877 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 111,746 101,630 10.0% 90,128 84,975 21,075 15,705 51 NM 491 854 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,315 27,836 1.7% 17,529 17,707 8,944 8,282 382 410 1,460 1,437 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 474 844 -43.8% 282 557 11 51 1 3 180 233 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for September
  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 September 2019 September 2018 Percentage Change September 2019 September 2018 Percentage Change September 2019 September 2018 Percentage Change
Residential 131,038 128,910 1.7% 17,252 16,775 2.8% 13.17 13.01 1.2%
Commercial 121,379 122,034 -0.5% 13,317 13,085 1.8% 10.97 10.72 2.3%
Industrial 81,940 85,758 -4.5% 5,811 6,045 -3.9% 7.09 7.05 0.6%
Transportation 682 640 6.4% 67 64 4.1% 9.83 10.05 -2.2%
All Sectors 335,038 337,342 -0.7% 36,447 35,969 1.3% 10.88 10.66 2.1%


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 2019 are preliminary. Values for 2018 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.'