Electric Power Monthly

Data for July 2017  |  Release Date: September 26, 2017  |  Next Release: October 24, 2017 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2017 and 2016
 

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 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD Percentage Change July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 703,830 684,888 2.8% 525,822 514,103 172,970 164,850 205 248 4,832 5,688 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 6,910 7,341 -5.9% 5,017 5,101 1,569 1,908 75 61 250 272 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 5,425 6,880 -21.1% 4,104 5,536 803 766 4 4 514 573 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 701,783 805,973 -12.9% 342,120 386,076 303,888 362,265 4,292 4,515 51,482 53,116 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 8,104 7,948 2.0% 110 74 2,380 2,344 0 0 5,615 5,530 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 458,644 470,778 -2.6% 242,363 252,187 216,282 218,591 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 200,769 171,588 17.0% 185,780 158,555 13,983 12,112 NM NM 925 882 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 228,592 201,485 13.5% 26,009 24,790 184,218 158,311 1,842 1,901 16,522 16,482 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 150,509 134,167 12.2% 20,829 20,282 129,555 113,751 82 87 NM 47 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 31,690 20,931 51.4% 2,072 1,290 29,243 19,279 350 342 26 19 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 23,949 23,539 1.7% 1,680 1,749 6,400 6,074 43 39 15,826 15,678 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 12,186 12,941 -5.8% 811 848 9,380 9,921 1,367 1,433 628 738 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 10,257 9,907 3.5% 617 621 9,641 9,286 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -3,626 -3,148 15.2% -3,029 -2,565 -597 -583 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 7,665 7,970 -3.8% 317 194 3,808 4,141 599 636 2,941 2,998 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,318,096 2,361,703 -1.8% 1,328,614 1,344,051 899,304 924,706 7,098 7,405 83,080 85,541 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 14,687 11,558 27.1% 0 0 0 0 4,967 4,332 1,464 1,074 8,256 6,153
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 44,366 30,359 46.1% 2,070 1,237 27,234 17,203 5,317 4,674 1,489 1,093 8,256 6,153
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 46,377 32,488 42.7% 2,072 1,290 29,243 19,279 5,317 4,674 1,489 1,093 8,256 6,153
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 385,505 374,065 3.1% 284,622 277,318 98,960 94,593 75 83 1,849 2,070 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 11,875 12,473 -4.8% 9,068 9,239 2,387 2,847 127 73 294 314 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,056 2,582 -20.4% 1,662 2,110 282 324 1 1 112 147 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 5,304,352 6,074,982 -12.7% 2,624,888 2,975,044 2,272,487 2,689,558 39,567 39,940 367,410 370,440 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 7,687 8,805 -12.7% 650 635 897 1,045 258 327 5,883 6,798 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,425 1,475 -3.4% 11 16 569 570 140 77 705 812 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 566 583 -3.0% 2 1 64 58 7 7 493 516 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 560,842 557,959 0.5% 5,810 6,647 149,998 169,120 29,324 28,331 375,709 353,861 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 393,193 382,869 2.7% 285,272 277,953 99,857 95,638 332 410 7,732 8,869 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 13,301 13,948 -4.6% 9,079 9,255 2,956 3,417 267 149 999 1,127 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,622 3,165 -17.2% 1,664 2,112 346 382 8 8 604 663 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 5,865,194 6,632,941 -11.6% 2,630,698 2,981,691 2,422,485 2,858,678 68,891 68,271 743,119 724,301 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 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD Percentage Change July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD Percentage Change July 2017 YTD July 2016 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 793,527 807,658 -1.7% 102,047 100,693 1.3% 12.86 12.47 3.1%
Commercial 774,094 776,229 -0.3% 82,089 79,918 2.7% 10.60 10.30 2.9%
Industrial 545,925 543,357 0.5% 37,421 36,136 3.6% 6.85 6.65 3.0%
Transportation 4,368 4,373 -0.1% 422 413 2.2% 9.67 9.45 2.3%
All Sectors 2,117,913 2,131,618 -0.6% 221,979 217,161 2.2% 10.48 10.19 2.8%

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.'