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Data for August 2018  |  Release Date: October 24, 2018  |  Next Release: November 27, 2018 
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2018 and 2017
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type August 2018 August 2017 Percentage Change August 2018 August 2017 August 2018 August 2017 August 2018 August 2017 August 2018 August 2017 August 2018 August 2017
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 115,218 119,488 -3.6% 87,383 90,517 27,173 28,293 30 23 633 655 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 991 970 2.2% 700 698 243 231 10 8 37 33 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 878 765 14.9% 686 540 124 140 0 1 68 83 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 164,954 141,209 16.8% 80,195 67,671 75,497 64,705 831 766 8,430 8,067 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,224 1,134 7.9% 24 2 369 358 0 0 831 774 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 72,282 72,384 -0.1% 38,885 38,667 33,398 33,717 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 21,398 21,851 -2.1% 19,240 20,124 2,035 1,617 NM 17 106 93 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 33,280 25,961 28.2% 3,508 2,621 27,022 20,488 288 286 2,461 2,565 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 19,507 13,621 43.2% 2,444 1,810 17,045 11,801 11 6 NM 4 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 6,982 5,434 28.5% 536 318 6,365 5,056 71 55 11 5 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,565 3,753 -5.0% 324 280 861 991 11 7 2,369 2,475 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,797 1,808 -0.6% 113 125 1,415 1,383 196 218 74 82 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,429 1,345 6.2% 92 88 1,337 1,257 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -747 -638 17.1% -626 -531 -121 -107 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,007 1,220 -17.4% 58 55 442 580 91 100 416 484 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 410,485 384,342 6.8% 230,053 220,364 166,182 150,023 1,267 1,202 12,982 12,754 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 3,018 2,480 21.7% 0 0 0 0 990 788 267 246 1,761 1,446
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 9,591 7,573 26.6% 530 314 5,961 4,720 1,060 843 278 251 1,761 1,446
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 10,000 7,914 26.4% 536 318 6,365 5,056 1,060 843 278 251 1,761 1,446
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 63,710 65,761 -3.1% 47,867 48,954 15,612 16,574 9 7 222 227 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,745 1,710 2.0% 1,257 1,267 425 390 25 19 38 34 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 332 300 10.6% 272 226 39 52 0 0.34 20 22 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,220,963 1,043,414 17.0% 608,370 516,896 557,994 474,421 5,166 4,803 49,433 47,295 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,032 1,214 -15.0% 195 256 77 100 41 36 720 823 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 195 119 64.2% 4 3 39 11 25 15 128 91 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 69 90 -23.6% 1 2 9 9 0 2 59 77 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 141,825 148,112 -4.2% 4,146 3,216 29,291 27,487 44,204 56,164 64,184 61,245 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 64,742 66,975 -3.3% 48,061 49,209 15,688 16,673 49 43 943 1,050 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,940 1,829 6.1% 1,260 1,270 463 400 50 33 166 125 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 401 390 2.7% 273 228 49 61 0 2 79 99 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,362,788 1,191,526 14.4% 612,516 520,111 587,285 501,908 49,370 60,967 113,617 108,540 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 104,835 142,439 -26.4% 88,189 114,228 15,950 26,976 65 NM 632 1,089 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 25,964 32,775 -20.8% 16,950 20,687 7,621 10,064 348 509 1,044 1,516 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 877 900 -2.6% W W W W W W W W 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for August
  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 August 2018 August 2017 Percentage Change August 2018 August 2017 Percentage Change August 2018 August 2017 Percentage Change
Residential 152,636 142,007 7.5% 20,306 18,679 8.7% 13.30 13.15 1.1%
Commercial 134,333 128,527 4.5% 14,792 14,143 4.6% 11.01 11.00 0.1%
Industrial 88,761 89,134 -0.4% 6,430 6,435 -0.1% 7.24 7.22 0.3%
Transportation 686 640 7.2% 66 64 3.1% 9.68 10.06 -3.8%
All Sectors 376,416 360,309 4.5% 41,594 39,322 5.8% 11.05 10.91 1.3%


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.'