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Data for February 2019  |  Release date: April 24, 2019  |  Next release: May 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 February
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD Percentage Change February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 181,027 200,861 -9.9% 134,648 149,676 45,141 49,701 64 75 1,174 1,408 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 2,106 6,071 -65.3% 1,389 2,969 609 2,927 23 NM 85 124 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,542 1,690 -8.7% 1,198 1,345 241 222 2 2 101 121 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 229,362 206,048 11.3% 110,123 102,038 101,842 87,386 1,378 1,308 16,019 15,316 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2,009 1,984 1.2% 34 43 716 612 0 0 1,258 1,330 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 138,416 139,439 -0.7% 74,049 73,307 64,367 66,132 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 46,574 51,129 -8.9% 41,902 47,168 4,458 3,692 38 45 176 224 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 68,591 71,964 -4.7% 8,383 8,970 55,071 57,652 568 491 4,568 4,850 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 48,211 50,958 -5.4% 6,627 7,262 41,532 43,642 35 34 18 19 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 7,565 7,521 0.6% 773 623 6,718 6,824 64 64 10 10 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 6,694 7,138 -6.2% 626 667 1,673 1,804 17 15 4,378 4,652 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 3,325 3,615 -8.0% 187 256 2,607 2,811 369 378 162 168 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 2,795 2,733 2.3% 171 162 2,541 2,571 83 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -712 -862 -17.5% -557 -701 -154 -162 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,053 2,116 -2.9% 74 82 1,074 1,129 157 158 750 746 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 670,968 680,439 -1.4% 371,242 384,897 273,365 269,291 2,229 2,132 24,131 24,119 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 4,023 3,377 19.1% 0 0 0 0 1,335 1,146 346 300 2,342 1,930
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 11,346 10,578 7.3% 768 619 6,481 6,509 1,399 1,210 356 310 2,342 1,930
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 11,588 10,897 6.3% 773 623 6,718 6,824 1,399 1,210 356 310 2,342 1,930
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 100,751 110,172 -8.6% 74,653 81,640 25,646 27,994 18 21 434 517 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 3,656 10,415 -64.9% 2,549 5,451 984 4,760 37 81 86 123 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 581 624 -6.8% 481 530 74 68 1 1 26 25 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,640,909 1,521,948 7.8% 820,160 776,925 718,432 647,220 8,584 8,117 93,733 89,686 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,396 2,671 -10.3% 426 450 211 280 94 103 1,665 1,838 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 564 865 -34.8% 26 54 59 117 74 134 406 560 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 127 136 -6.0% 3 2 16 17 3 3 106 113 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 216,607 206,888 4.7% 7,018 6,747 57,689 55,622 18,104 18,084 133,796 126,436 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 103,147 112,842 -8.6% 75,079 82,089 25,857 28,274 112 124 2,099 2,355 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 4,219 11,280 -62.6% 2,575 5,505 1,043 4,877 111 215 491 683 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 709 759 -6.7% 483 532 90 86 3 4 132 138 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,857,516 1,728,836 7.4% 827,177 783,672 776,121 702,842 26,688 26,201 227,529 216,122 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through 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 YTD February 2018 YTD Percentage Change February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD Percentage Change February 2019 YTD February 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 249,300 262,362 -5.0% 31,347 32,606 -3.9% 12.57 12.43 1.1%
Commercial 214,303 216,620 -1.1% 22,285 22,883 -2.6% 10.40 10.56 -1.5%
Industrial 150,404 148,009 1.6% 9,975 10,191 -2.1% 6.63 6.89 -3.8%
Transportation 1,341 1,394 -3.8% 133 134 -1.0% 9.91 9.63 2.9%
All Sectors 615,348 628,383 -2.1% 63,741 65,813 -3.1% 10.36 10.47 -1.1%

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.'