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Data for March 2019  |  Release date: May 24, 2019  |  Next release: June 24, 2019 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2019 and 2018
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD Percentage Change March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 259,481 281,473 -7.8% 191,194 208,228 66,478 71,060 97 101 1,712 2,085 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 2,907 6,882 -57.8% 1,971 3,554 782 3,104 31 NM 124 165 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,179 2,338 -6.8% 1,662 1,836 367 322 3 3 147 177 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 341,936 310,981 10.0% 164,337 152,630 151,720 133,768 2,067 1,960 23,812 22,623 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 3,151 3,049 3.4% 65 59 1,061 942 0 0 2,024 2,048 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 203,495 206,472 -1.4% 108,262 108,569 95,234 97,902 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 71,974 77,081 -6.6% 64,824 70,961 6,824 5,705 58 69 268 346 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 107,079 111,269 -3.8% 13,276 13,603 85,995 89,591 884 761 6,925 7,314 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 74,247 78,241 -5.1% 10,487 10,907 63,680 67,250 53 54 27 30 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 13,585 12,723 6.8% 1,367 1,075 12,083 11,523 117 109 18 17 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 9,935 10,673 -6.9% 876 978 2,404 2,665 28 20 6,628 7,010 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 5,038 5,484 -8.1% 286 388 3,941 4,261 559 578 251 258 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 4,274 4,147 3.1% 260 254 3,888 3,893 127 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,121 -1,352 -17.1% -866 -1,109 -254 -243 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,072 3,229 -4.9% 106 131 1,602 1,699 237 243 1,127 1,157 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 994,155 1,001,421 -0.7% 544,830 558,462 409,808 403,849 3,377 3,195 36,140 35,915 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 6,991 5,804 20.4% 0 0 0 0 2,294 1,959 601 520 4,096 3,325
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 20,074 17,951 11.8% 1,358 1,062 11,589 10,959 2,411 2,068 619 537 4,096 3,325
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 20,576 18,528 11.1% 1,367 1,075 12,083 11,523 2,411 2,068 619 537 4,096 3,325
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 144,722 154,560 -6.4% 106,323 113,913 37,761 39,858 27 29 610 760 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 5,054 11,824 -57.3% 3,598 6,509 1,278 5,057 53 94 125 165 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 828 869 -4.7% 674 728 114 103 1 1 39 37 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,450,873 2,292,806 6.9% 1,229,318 1,164,807 1,069,323 983,341 12,869 12,231 139,364 132,427 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,499 3,913 -10.6% 633 655 297 377 139 146 2,430 2,736 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 740 1,030 -28.1% 30 58 78 130 103 156 529 686 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 197 197 0.1% 4 3 24 26 4 5 165 163 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 323,167 310,784 4.0% 10,665 10,059 86,254 83,707 26,789 26,794 199,459 190,225 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 148,221 158,473 -6.5% 106,956 114,568 38,059 40,235 166 175 3,040 3,496 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 5,794 12,854 -54.9% 3,628 6,567 1,356 5,187 156 250 654 850 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,026 1,066 -3.8% 678 731 138 129 5 6 205 200 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,774,040 2,603,590 6.5% 1,239,983 1,174,866 1,155,577 1,067,048 39,657 39,025 338,823 322,652 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through March
  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 March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD Percentage Change March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD Percentage Change March 2019 YTD March 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 361,684 369,301 -2.1% 45,762 46,499 -1.6% 12.65 12.59 0.5%
Commercial 321,725 324,506 -0.9% 33,504 34,198 -2.0% 10.41 10.54 -1.2%
Industrial 227,411 224,819 1.2% 15,160 15,309 -1.0% 6.67 6.81 -2.1%
Transportation 2,026 2,019 0.4% 197 193 1.9% 9.71 9.56 1.6%
All Sectors 912,846 920,645 -0.8% 94,622 96,199 -1.6% 10.37 10.45 -0.8%

YTD = Year to Date
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.'