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Data for February 2019  |  Release date: April 24, 2019  |  Next release: May 24, 2019 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2019 and 2018
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2019 February 2018 Percentage Change February 2019 February 2018 February 2019 February 2018 February 2019 February 2018 February 2019 February 2018 February 2019 February 2018
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 80,008 81,922 -2.3% 59,594 61,029 19,831 20,197 29 32 554 664 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 790 780 1.2% 552 609 189 122 9 8 40 41 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 722 738 -2.1% 564 575 111 106 1 1 46 55 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 110,428 96,002 15.0% 53,702 46,841 48,633 41,328 661 635 7,432 7,197 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,015 990 2.4% 22 17 351 309 0 0 641 665 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 64,715 64,790 -0.1% 34,243 33,941 30,472 30,849 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 22,031 25,533 -13.7% 19,887 23,504 2,045 1,895 NM 23 81 112 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 33,034 34,674 -4.7% 3,924 4,265 26,666 27,858 270 237 2,174 2,314 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 23,047 24,096 -4.4% 3,067 3,422 19,955 20,648 17 16 NM 9 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,913 4,113 -4.9% 400 335 3,475 3,737 33 35 5 5 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,165 3,379 -6.3% 290 300 784 855 9 6 2,082 2,218 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,570 1,761 -10.8% 87 123 1,235 1,377 171 179 78 82 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,339 1,326 1.0% 81 85 1,218 1,241 41 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -389 -315 23.3% -310 -226 -79 -89 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 925 1,001 -7.6% 32 40 500 549 72 73 321 339 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 313,278 306,115 2.3% 172,210 170,598 128,719 123,123 1,060 1,008 11,290 11,387 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,085 1,762 18.4% 0 0 0 0 688 599 178 154 1,219 1,008
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,867 5,684 3.2% 397 332 3,346 3,549 721 635 183 160 1,219 1,008
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,999 5,875 2.1% 400 335 3,475 3,737 721 635 183 160 1,219 1,008
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 44,982 45,655 -1.5% 33,360 33,933 11,407 11,470 8 9 207 243 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,363 1,369 -0.4% 995 1,090 312 219 14 15 41 44 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 269 275 -2.1% 222 234 35 30 0.25 0.29 12 10 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 786,953 717,482 9.7% 398,141 356,680 341,156 314,828 4,138 3,965 43,518 42,008 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,122 1,267 -11.4% 207 215 77 139 45 45 792 868 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 187 147 26.8% 8 5 18 10 28 26 133 107 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 60 63 -5.0% 1 1 8 8 1 2 49 53 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 102,027 97,799 4.3% 3,447 3,169 26,437 26,576 8,577 8,610 63,565 59,444 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 46,104 46,922 -1.7% 33,567 34,148 11,484 11,609 53 54 999 1,111 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,550 1,516 2.2% 1,003 1,095 331 229 42 40 175 151 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 329 338 -2.6% 224 235 43 38 1 2 61 63 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 888,980 815,281 9.0% 401,588 359,850 367,594 341,404 12,715 12,575 107,083 101,452 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 99,297 121,789 -18.5% 81,099 101,983 17,645 19,035 56 85 497 686 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 26,439 28,871 -8.4% 16,717 18,924 8,242 8,315 358 389 1,123 1,243 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 672 811 -17.1% 497 562 11 127 3 3 162 120 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for February
  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 February 2019 February 2018 Percentage Change February 2019 February 2018 Percentage Change February 2019 February 2018 Percentage Change
Residential 116,311 113,383 2.6% 14,768 14,353 2.9% 12.70 12.66 0.3%
Commercial 102,690 102,001 0.7% 10,801 10,860 -0.5% 10.52 10.65 -1.2%
Industrial 72,371 71,948 0.6% 4,838 4,899 -1.3% 6.68 6.81 -1.9%
Transportation 677 643 5.3% 68 63 7.1% 10.01 9.84 1.7%
All Sectors 292,049 287,975 1.4% 30,474 30,176 1.0% 10.43 10.48 -0.5%


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 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.'