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Data for September 2019  |  Release date: November 26, 2019     Next release: December 23, 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 September
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD Percentage Change September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 751,249 869,087 -13.6% 564,438 654,160 181,790 209,321 207 233 4,814 5,372 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 8,749 13,259 -34.0% 6,159 7,997 2,167 4,771 84 105 339 386 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 6,045 6,968 -13.2% 4,400 5,361 1,119 1,107 4 4 522 496 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,201,170 1,127,822 6.5% 598,858 557,827 522,985 493,003 6,499 6,460 72,829 70,532 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 10,320 10,281 0.4% 132 152 3,202 3,020 0 0 6,987 7,110 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 610,006 612,076 -0.3% 325,598 321,621 284,408 290,455 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 214,512 228,266 -6.0% 195,790 209,761 17,710 17,529 168 181 844 796 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 333,464 315,794 5.6% 41,444 36,870 268,682 255,056 2,464 2,424 20,873 21,444 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 219,038 205,138 6.8% 32,286 28,606 186,540 176,335 133 127 79 70 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 57,976 52,003 11.5% 5,159 3,883 52,316 47,650 449 432 52 38 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 30,253 31,107 -2.7% 2,491 2,604 7,553 7,740 72 62 20,138 20,701 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 13,888 15,629 -11.1% 796 1,024 10,998 12,167 1,492 1,802 603 636 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 12,309 11,917 3.3% 714 754 11,276 11,163 319 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -3,850 -4,548 -15.3% -3,055 -3,699 -795 -848 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 10,019 9,675 3.6% 363 419 5,439 4,996 807 762 3,410 3,498 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,141,685 3,188,680 -1.5% 1,734,128 1,790,467 1,286,706 1,278,409 10,234 10,169 110,617 109,635 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 27,984 23,467 19.2% 0 0 0 0 8,921 7,800 2,410 2,085 16,653 13,583
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 83,251 72,414 15.0% 5,133 3,838 49,633 44,638 9,370 8,232 2,462 2,123 16,653 13,583
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 85,959 75,471 13.9% 5,159 3,883 52,316 47,650 9,370 8,232 2,462 2,123 16,653 13,583
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 419,067 480,466 -12.8% 312,102 358,626 105,199 119,836 59 67 1,707 1,938 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 15,436 23,261 -33.6% 11,232 14,479 3,674 8,170 176 212 354 400 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,428 2,802 -13.4% 1,765 2,146 522 522 1 1 139 133 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,809,838 8,354,989 5.4% 4,576,572 4,313,291 3,763,345 3,580,792 40,410 40,502 429,510 420,405 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 9,563 10,433 -8.3% 1,658 1,755 929 1,008 340 374 6,636 7,297 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,730 1,910 -9.4% 58 91 192 238 328 269 1,152 1,311 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 684 698 -1.9% 12 10 72 68 5 6 594 614 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 923,653 899,683 2.7% 35,708 32,784 257,366 249,084 59,740 61,657 570,840 556,158 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 428,630 490,899 -12.7% 313,760 360,380 106,128 120,843 399 441 8,344 9,235 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 17,166 25,171 -31.8% 11,290 14,571 3,866 8,408 504 481 1,506 1,711 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,112 3,500 -11.1% 1,778 2,155 595 591 7 8 733 746 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,733,491 9,254,672 5.2% 4,612,280 4,346,075 4,020,711 3,829,876 100,150 102,158 1,000,350 976,563 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through 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 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD Percentage Change September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD Percentage Change September 2019 YTD September 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,104,423 1,135,076 -2.7% 144,441 146,582 -1.5% 13.08 12.91 1.3%
Commercial 1,030,316 1,052,645 -2.1% 110,298 112,696 -2.1% 10.71 10.71 0.0%
Industrial 719,516 754,642 -4.7% 49,543 52,503 -5.6% 6.89 6.96 -1.0%
Transportation 5,885 5,763 2.1% 574 559 2.9% 9.76 9.69 0.7%
All Sectors 2,860,141 2,948,126 -3.0% 304,856 312,340 -2.4% 10.66 10.59 0.7%

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 for 2019 are preliminary. Values for 2018 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.'