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Data for September 2018  |  Release Date: November 27, 2018  |  Next Release: December 26, 2018 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2018 and 2017
 

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 2018 September 2017 Percentage Change September 2018 September 2017 September 2018 September 2017 September 2018 September 2017 September 2018 September 2017 September 2018 September 2017
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 96,743 98,203 -1.5% 73,136 71,859 22,986 25,701 29 27 592 615 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,040 925 12.4% 763 661 230 223 8 6 38 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 835 712 17.3% 639 523 125 136 1 1 70 52 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 142,745 118,112 20.9% 68,921 56,393 65,199 53,827 747 701 7,878 7,191 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,001 1,060 -5.6% 3 -0.15 315 346 0 0 682 715 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 64,725 68,098 -5.0% 34,377 35,496 30,348 32,602 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 18,663 19,067 -2.1% 16,649 17,749 1,897 1,228 14 14 103 75 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 30,790 29,258 5.2% 3,563 3,250 24,649 23,455 265 268 2,313 2,285 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 17,991 17,855 0.8% 2,604 2,583 15,369 15,257 11 11 NM 4 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 6,471 5,115 26.5% 509 304 5,887 4,755 66 52 10 4 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,305 3,294 0.3% 265 166 801 922 8 2 2,231 2,204 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,635 1,696 -3.6% 97 112 1,293 1,310 179 202 65 72 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,388 1,297 7.0% 88 85 1,300 1,212 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -603 -606 -0.5% -500 -522 -103 -84 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 801 1,033 -22.5% 50 49 312 508 80 90 359 386 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 356,738 335,861 6.2% 197,602 185,458 145,957 137,942 1,144 1,107 12,035 11,354 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,681 2,225 20.5% 0 0 0 0 891 709 246 223 1,545 1,293
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 8,723 6,991 24.8% 504 298 5,461 4,412 957 761 255 227 1,545 1,293
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 9,153 7,340 24.7% 509 304 5,887 4,755 957 761 255 227 1,545 1,293
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 53,945 54,713 -1.4% 40,309 39,390 13,416 15,098 8 8 212 218 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,775 1,623 9.4% 1,346 1,199 373 372 20 14 37 38 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 316 276 14.4% 259 209 39 50 0.15 0.32 18 16 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,064,303 877,808 21.2% 536,010 433,254 477,474 397,947 4,666 4,400 46,154 42,206 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,079 1,103 -2.2% 193 207 79 86 42 38 765 773 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 170 134 26.8% 6 3 12 18 17 11 135 102 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 72 76 -4.5% 1 1 7 9 1 2 63 64 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 133,764 131,476 1.7% 3,498 2,980 27,336 25,078 40,848 42,918 62,083 60,501 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 55,025 55,817 -1.4% 40,502 39,596 13,496 15,184 51 45 977 991 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,945 1,756 10.7% 1,352 1,202 384 390 36 24 173 140 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 389 352 10.4% 260 211 47 60 1 2 81 80 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,198,067 1,009,284 18.7% 539,507 436,234 504,810 423,025 45,514 47,317 108,236 102,707 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 101,363 140,865 -28.0% 84,887 113,247 15,829 26,324 64 138 582 1,157 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 26,059 32,390 -19.5% 16,736 20,516 7,666 9,830 348 442 1,309 1,602 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 975 967 0.8% W W W W W W W W 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 2018 September 2017 Percentage Change September 2018 September 2017 Percentage Change September 2018 September 2017 Percentage Change
Residential 128,458 118,779 8.1% 16,709 15,772 5.9% 13.01 13.28 -2.0%
Commercial 121,600 118,831 2.3% 12,985 13,106 -0.9% 10.68 11.03 -3.2%
Industrial 81,216 83,540 -2.8% 5,756 5,992 -3.9% 7.09 7.17 -1.1%
Transportation 648 618 4.9% 67 62 7.9% 10.28 9.99 2.9%
All Sectors 331,923 321,768 3.2% 35,516 34,931 1.7% 10.70 10.86 -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.'