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Data for October 2020 Release Date: December 23, 2020 Next Release Date: January 26, 2021 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 October
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2020 October 2019 Percentage Change October 2020 October 2019 October 2020 October 2019 October 2020 October 2019 October 2020 October 2019 October 2020 October 2019
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 59,840 66,777 -10.4% 44,234 49,301 15,152 17,011 17 21 437 445 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 911 951 -4.2% 704 710 166 200 8 9 33 32 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 322 200 61.3% 169 146 109 9 0 0 44 44 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 131,644 130,941 0.5% 65,703 64,530 57,927 57,397 617 666 7,396 8,348 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 897 924 -2.9% -0.45 0.34 239 189 0 0 659 735 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 59,362 62,033 -4.3% 31,641 32,289 27,721 29,744 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 18,350 18,306 0.2% 16,814 16,625 1,452 1,607 NM 11 71 63 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 42,442 39,392 7.7% 6,071 5,072 33,940 31,799 277 281 2,153 2,240 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 29,419 27,521 6.9% 4,980 4,153 24,328 23,342 14 17 97 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 7,326 6,093 20.2% 794 574 6,469 5,466 52 46 10 7 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 2,802 3,063 -8.5% 124 198 684 701 10 7 1,985 2,157 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,516 1,573 -3.7% 104 96 1,187 1,239 163 173 61 67 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,379 1,141 20.9% 69 51 1,272 1,052 38 38 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -423 -373 13.6% -346 -316 -77 -56 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,055 1,100 -4.1% 31 58 564 582 84 84 376 375 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 314,401 320,250 -1.8% 165,020 168,416 137,195 138,481 1,017 1,072 11,170 12,281 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 3,401 2,833 20.1% 0 0 0 0 1,019 881 292 255 2,090 1,697
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 10,468 8,628 21.3% 794 573 6,211 5,170 1,071 927 303 262 2,090 1,697
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 10,727 8,926 20.2% 794 574 6,469 5,466 1,071 927 303 262 2,090 1,697
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 33,890 37,431 -9.5% 24,931 27,149 8,804 10,119 5 6 149 157 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,644 1,709 -3.8% 1,330 1,305 264 347 17 23 33 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 131 83 58.1% 82 64 36 3 0 0 13 15 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 974,459 964,472 1.0% 504,772 493,737 419,108 414,452 4,027 4,356 46,553 51,926 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 938 985 -4.8% 146 174 63 81 29 31 700 699 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 134 140 -3.8% 5 5 19 18 18 21 92 96 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 74 64 16.0% 0.31 1 9 2 0 0 64 61 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 102,137 96,976 5.3% 3,158 2,931 26,802 25,473 6,348 6,171 65,829 62,402 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 34,828 38,416 -9.3% 25,077 27,323 8,867 10,200 34 37 850 856 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,779 1,848 -3.8% 1,335 1,309 284 365 35 44 125 130 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 205 146 39.8% 83 65 45 5 0 0 77 76 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,076,596 1,061,448 1.4% 507,929 496,668 445,909 439,925 10,375 10,527 112,382 114,328 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 133,909 119,561 12.0% 106,665 96,205 26,733 22,369 69 95 443 891 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 27,465 27,107 1.3% 15,832 16,359 9,904 9,055 382 407 1,346 1,287 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 580 499 16.2% 434 277 21 16 2 2 123 205 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for October
  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 October 2020 October 2019 Percentage Change October 2020 October 2019 Percentage Change October 2020 October 2019 Percentage Change
Residential 105,537 107,997 -2.3% 14,349 13,837 3.7% 13.60 12.81 6.2%
Commercial 107,778 115,305 -6.5% 11,569 12,380 -6.6% 10.73 10.74 -0.1%
Industrial 81,861 84,396 -3.0% 5,500 5,770 -4.7% 6.72 6.84 -1.8%
Transportation 562 543 3.5% 55 53 4.3% 9.80 9.72 0.8%
All Sectors 295,738 308,241 -4.1% 31,473 32,039 -1.8% 10.64 10.39 2.4%


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.'