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Data for July 2021 Release Date: September 24, 2021 Next Release Date: October 26, 2021 full reportPDF
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2021 and 2020
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2021 July 2020 Percentage Change July 2021 July 2020 July 2021 July 2020 July 2021 July 2020 July 2021 July 2020 July 2021 July 2020
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 101,635 89,831 13.1% 76,506 69,482 24,623 19,886 22 17 483 447 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 815 956 -14.7% 599 711 179 205 9 10 29 30 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 682 838 -18.6% 539 664 101 111 0 0 41 62 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 169,107 185,445 -8.8% 84,649 91,840 75,343 84,453 781 817 8,334 8,335 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 949 856 10.8% -0.27 6 298 156 0 0 651 695 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 68,832 69,385 -0.8% 38,371 37,583 30,461 31,802 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 22,609 27,676 -18.3% 20,620 25,646 1,892 1,925 NM NM 80 84 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 39,617 38,853 2.0% 5,634 4,626 31,392 31,681 310 307 2,281 2,239 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 21,422 22,270 -3.8% 3,758 3,144 17,605 19,042 9 13 50 71 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 11,978 10,478 14.3% 1,391 1,084 10,499 9,302 72 78 15 14 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,287 3,106 5.8% 309 213 795 778 18 13 2,166 2,101 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,517 1,564 -3.0% 93 104 1,202 1,235 171 173 50 52 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,414 1,435 -1.5% 83 81 1,291 1,323 39 30 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -685 -686 -0.1% -566 -595 -118 -91 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,053 1,088 -3.2% 35 39 573 606 92 92 353 350 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 404,615 414,243 -2.3% 226,385 230,003 164,744 170,734 1,231 1,264 12,254 12,242 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 5,220 4,407 18.4% 0 0 0 0 1,606 1,356 404 370 3,209 2,681
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 16,943 14,455 17.2% 1,388 1,080 10,249 8,876 1,678 1,434 420 384 3,209 2,681
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 17,197 14,885 15.5% 1,391 1,084 10,499 9,302 1,678 1,434 420 384 3,209 2,681
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 56,332 49,856 13.0% 42,099 38,226 14,061 11,482 7 5 165 143 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,472 1,749 -15.9% 1,123 1,341 295 352 24 25 30 31 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 269 318 -15.3% 219 261 37 41 0 0 12 16 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,256,330 1,395,721 -10.0% 649,448 714,397 550,225 623,635 4,698 5,084 51,959 52,605 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,038 870 19.3% 216 167 54 55 34 30 733 618 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 133 129 3.0% 3 3 20 15 26 27 84 84 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 69 67 2.8% 1 1 10 7 0 0 58 60 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 102,863 104,295 -1.4% 4,227 4,604 27,082 29,468 6,723 6,672 64,830 63,552 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 57,369 50,726 13.1% 42,315 38,393 14,116 11,537 41 35 898 761 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,605 1,878 -14.6% 1,126 1,345 315 367 50 53 114 114 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 338 385 -12.1% 220 261 48 48 0 0 70 76 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,359,193 1,500,016 -9.4% 653,675 719,001 577,307 653,103 11,421 11,756 116,789 116,157 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 97,581 138,494 -29.5% 78,146 110,573 19,020 27,383 53 57 362 482 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 24,459 28,097 -12.9% 14,121 16,248 8,857 9,985 331 417 1,150 1,447 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 539 548 -1.7% 435 437 10 19 2 1 91 91 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for July
  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 July 2021 July 2020 Percentage Change July 2021 July 2020 Percentage Change July 2021 July 2020 Percentage Change
Residential 154,912 166,891 -7.2% 21,526 22,120 -2.7% 13.90 13.25 4.9%
Commercial 127,133 126,010 0.9% 14,714 13,735 7.1% 11.57 10.90 6.1%
Industrial 89,387 81,278 10.0% 6,735 5,825 15.6% 7.53 7.17 5.0%
Transportation 544 555 -1.9% 55 57 -2.4% 10.19 10.24 -0.5%
All Sectors 371,976 374,734 -0.7% 43,031 41,737 3.1% 11.57 11.14 3.9%


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.'