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Data for November 2018  |  Release Date: January 25, 2019  |  Next Release: February 26, 2019 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2018 and 2017
 

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 2018 November 2017 Percentage Change November 2018 November 2017 November 2018 November 2017 November 2018 November 2017 November 2018 November 2017 November 2018 November 2017
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 92,738 90,986 1.9% 68,728 64,983 23,411 25,364 27 29 573 610 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 954 903 5.7% 674 633 228 215 12 7 39 47 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 699 755 -7.4% 477 583 177 111 1 1 44 61 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 106,804 94,883 12.6% 50,217 45,117 47,779 41,702 640 611 8,168 7,453 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 933 1,001 -6.9% -0.27 15 299 337 0 0 634 649 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 63,948 66,618 -4.0% 33,043 34,541 30,904 32,077 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 22,174 20,565 7.8% 19,806 18,529 2,224 1,891 NM 23 127 121 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 32,892 34,005 -3.3% 3,899 4,514 26,386 26,865 239 262 2,368 2,364 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 22,493 24,082 -6.6% 3,092 3,743 19,375 20,316 17 14 9 8 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,945 3,409 15.7% 344 279 3,561 3,093 34 34 6 3 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,293 3,430 -4.0% 264 288 755 875 2 6 2,272 2,261 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,752 1,795 -2.4% 111 118 1,374 1,378 184 207 82 91 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,410 1,289 9.3% 88 87 1,322 1,202 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -343 -478 -28.3% -254 -394 -88 -84 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,080 1,077 0.3% 52 45 559 539 78 88 390 405 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 321,879 310,315 3.7% 176,642 168,569 131,879 129,016 1,014 1,020 12,345 11,710 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,914 1,561 22.6% 0 0 0 0 625 502 175 156 1,114 904
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,690 4,839 17.6% 343 278 3,393 2,964 659 536 181 158 1,114 904
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,859 4,970 17.9% 344 279 3,561 3,093 659 536 181 158 1,114 904
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 51,599 50,882 1.4% 37,882 35,778 13,493 14,873 7 8 217 222 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,657 1,591 4.1% 1,210 1,170 384 362 23 15 40 45 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 247 293 -15.7% 196 234 38 40 0.34 0.16 13 18 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 775,042 686,346 12.9% 382,596 340,195 340,902 298,079 3,817 3,776 47,727 44,297 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,133 1,260 -10.1% 181 263 110 98 41 44 802 855 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 182 242 -24.8% 2 4 16 19 30 19 133 200 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 65 80 -18.4% 1 1 8 9 2 1 55 69 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 105,288 95,578 10.2% 3,064 3,119 27,511 24,763 8,611 8,391 66,102 59,305 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 52,732 52,142 1.1% 38,063 36,042 13,603 14,971 48 52 1,018 1,077 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,839 1,833 0.3% 1,212 1,174 401 381 53 34 173 245 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 312 373 -16.3% 196 235 46 49 2 1 68 87 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 880,330 781,924 12.6% 385,660 343,314 368,413 322,841 12,428 12,167 113,829 103,602 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 105,110 144,778 -27.4% 86,435 117,758 17,988 25,666 64 147 623 1,207 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 25,762 32,339 -20.3% 16,376 20,626 7,983 9,875 339 451 1,064 1,386 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 933 1,038 -10.1% 548 677 144 182 4 3 237 176 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 2018 November 2017 Percentage Change November 2018 November 2017 Percentage Change November 2018 November 2017 Percentage Change
Residential 103,372 98,321 5.1% 13,382 12,721 5.2% 12.95 12.94 0.1%
Commercial 104,629 104,973 -0.3% 11,051 11,016 0.3% 10.56 10.49 0.7%
Industrial 76,927 79,456 -3.2% 5,292 5,345 -1.0% 6.88 6.73 2.2%
Transportation 622 598 4.0% 60 57 6.4% 9.72 9.50 2.3%
All Sectors 285,550 283,347 0.8% 29,785 29,139 2.2% 10.43 10.28 1.5%


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 2018 are preliminary. Values for 2017 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.'