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Data for July 2020 Release Date: September 24, 2020 Next Release Date: October 26, 2020 full reportPDF
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2020 and 2019
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD Percentage Change July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 414,029 571,110 -27.5% 312,025 427,654 98,620 139,550 138 168 3,246 3,738 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 5,504 6,724 -18.1% 4,117 4,657 1,116 1,741 50 61 220 265 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 4,800 4,720 1.7% 3,596 3,439 897 870 2 4 305 407 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 935,600 873,834 7.1% 470,044 433,095 404,373 379,829 4,760 4,919 56,424 55,990 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 6,927 7,963 -13.0% 47 106 1,640 2,465 0 0 5,239 5,392 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 464,250 472,203 -1.7% 253,124 251,610 211,126 220,593 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 176,452 177,325 -0.5% 161,351 161,590 14,265 14,919 144 140 692 676 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 293,797 262,071 12.1% 38,191 32,943 237,825 210,999 1,970 1,954 15,811 16,175 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 197,683 174,894 13.0% 29,632 25,945 167,758 148,775 111 109 182 65 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 54,023 43,593 23.9% 5,973 3,927 47,584 39,248 406 370 59 48 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 21,935 23,256 -5.7% 1,401 1,888 5,411 5,733 44 54 15,079 15,580 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 10,687 10,802 -1.1% 634 636 8,418 8,522 1,144 1,162 491 483 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 9,470 9,527 -0.6% 550 547 8,654 8,721 265 259 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -2,882 -2,600 10.9% -2,327 -2,001 -555 -598 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 7,382 7,691 -4.0% 277 269 4,114 4,199 597 624 2,394 2,599 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,305,859 2,381,041 -3.2% 1,240,445 1,313,360 973,422 974,566 7,661 7,871 84,331 85,243 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 25,025 21,084 18.7% 0 0 0 0 7,821 6,727 2,088 1,817 15,117 12,540
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 76,900 62,675 22.7% 5,945 3,908 45,465 37,266 8,227 7,097 2,147 1,865 15,117 12,540
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 79,048 64,677 22.2% 5,973 3,927 47,584 39,248 8,227 7,097 2,147 1,865 15,117 12,540
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 234,429 318,754 -26.5% 174,885 236,752 58,384 80,637 41 48 1,119 1,317 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 10,099 11,883 -15.0% 7,709 8,522 2,037 2,956 126 127 227 278 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,885 1,890 -0.3% 1,451 1,379 346 403 1 1 88 107 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,846,486 6,384,300 7.2% 3,580,340 3,306,828 2,897,594 2,716,069 29,166 30,593 339,387 330,810 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 6,215 7,600 -18.2% 949 1,270 341 763 222 266 4,702 5,302 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 911 1,423 -36.0% 26 48 95 156 137 277 653 941 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 409 522 -21.7% 11 10 56 57 3 5 338 450 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 728,323 717,970 1.4% 28,524 26,931 204,006 198,592 45,845 46,696 449,948 445,750 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 240,644 326,354 -26.3% 175,834 238,021 58,726 81,400 263 314 5,821 6,619 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 11,010 13,306 -17.3% 7,735 8,571 2,132 3,112 263 404 879 1,219 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,294 2,412 -4.9% 1,462 1,389 402 460 4 7 426 557 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 7,574,809 7,102,270 6.7% 3,608,863 3,333,760 3,101,600 2,914,661 75,011 77,289 789,335 776,560 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through July
  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 July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD Percentage Change July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD Percentage Change July 2020 YTD July 2019 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 840,472 823,734 2.0% 110,126 107,394 2.5% 13.10 13.04 0.5%
Commercial 731,307 778,485 -6.1% 77,166 82,631 -6.6% 10.55 10.61 -0.6%
Industrial 527,733 551,901 -4.4% 34,846 37,338 -6.7% 6.60 6.77 -2.5%
Transportation 3,879 4,546 -14.7% 377 444 -15.2% 9.71 9.77 -0.6%
All Sectors 2,103,391 2,158,667 -2.6% 222,515 227,806 -2.3% 10.58 10.55 0.3%

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.'