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Data for October 2019  |  Release date: December 23, 2019     Next release: January 27, 2020  |
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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 October
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD Percentage Change October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 818,105 956,350 -14.5% 613,560 719,062 199,026 231,155 227 254 5,291 5,879 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 9,704 14,273 -32.0% 6,857 8,748 2,384 4,989 94 112 370 425 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 6,243 7,530 -17.1% 4,546 5,739 1,128 1,233 4 5 564 554 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,334,855 1,250,938 6.7% 665,262 616,898 581,383 548,445 7,201 7,128 81,009 78,467 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 11,317 11,297 0.2% 132 152 3,429 3,274 0 0 7,757 7,871 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 672,039 671,473 0.1% 357,887 352,984 314,152 318,488 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 230,815 247,814 -6.9% 210,727 227,332 18,980 19,384 180 195 927 903 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 373,646 348,196 7.3% 46,613 40,734 301,213 281,014 2,735 2,686 23,085 23,762 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 247,182 226,331 9.2% 36,561 31,612 210,382 194,497 150 143 89 79 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 64,086 56,973 12.5% 5,706 4,301 57,829 52,158 493 472 58 42 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 33,340 34,329 -2.9% 2,688 2,855 8,312 8,478 79 66 22,261 22,930 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 15,454 17,372 -11.0% 882 1,131 12,237 13,525 1,657 2,006 678 710 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 13,585 13,190 3.0% 775 835 12,453 12,355 357 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -4,223 -5,040 -16.2% -3,371 -4,105 -852 -935 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 11,106 10,759 3.2% 406 462 6,027 5,552 890 845 3,783 3,900 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,463,607 3,513,591 -1.4% 1,902,619 1,968,007 1,426,870 1,412,599 11,331 11,224 122,786 121,761 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 30,829 25,859 19.2% 0 0 0 0 9,816 8,586 2,664 2,305 18,349 14,968
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 91,908 79,500 15.6% 5,679 4,251 54,850 48,877 10,308 9,058 2,722 2,347 18,349 14,968
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 94,915 82,832 14.6% 5,706 4,301 57,829 52,158 10,308 9,058 2,722 2,347 18,349 14,968
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 456,533 528,888 -13.7% 339,081 394,173 115,512 132,531 65 73 1,875 2,111 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 17,133 25,075 -31.7% 12,496 15,847 4,050 8,560 201 227 387 440 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,509 3,030 -17.2% 1,830 2,304 526 577 1 1 153 149 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,791,460 9,264,125 5.7% 5,086,045 4,770,665 4,183,173 3,981,001 44,771 44,792 477,471 467,668 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 10,561 11,417 -7.5% 1,835 1,913 999 1,080 372 409 7,356 8,015 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,869 2,099 -10.9% 62 97 213 254 349 285 1,246 1,464 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 743 775 -4.2% 13 10 74 77 5 7 650 681 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,024,391 998,800 2.6% 38,940 35,797 284,893 276,302 66,172 68,068 634,386 618,632 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 467,094 540,305 -13.6% 340,915 396,086 116,511 133,611 436 482 9,231 10,126 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 19,003 27,174 -30.1% 12,558 15,944 4,263 8,814 549 512 1,633 1,904 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,252 3,805 -14.5% 1,843 2,314 600 654 7 9 803 829 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,815,851 10,262,925 5.4% 5,124,986 4,806,462 4,468,065 4,257,303 110,943 112,860 1,111,857 1,086,300 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through October
  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 October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD Percentage Change October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD Percentage Change October 2019 YTD October 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,211,995 1,242,125 -2.4% 158,248 160,334 -1.3% 13.06 12.91 1.2%
Commercial 1,144,959 1,168,779 -2.0% 122,612 125,202 -2.1% 10.71 10.71 0.0%
Industrial 799,579 840,022 -4.8% 55,024 58,373 -5.7% 6.88 6.95 -1.0%
Transportation 6,431 6,394 0.6% 628 620 1.2% 9.76 9.70 0.6%
All Sectors 3,162,964 3,257,320 -2.9% 336,513 344,529 -2.3% 10.64 10.58 0.6%

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.'