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Data for April 2019  |  Release date: June 25, 2019  |  Next release: July 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 April
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD Percentage Change April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 319,579 354,856 -9.9% 235,245 263,547 81,992 88,510 120 123 2,222 2,676 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 3,679 7,736 -52.4% 2,494 4,173 979 3,295 39 69 167 200 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,629 3,029 -13.2% 1,938 2,313 492 476 4 4 195 237 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 444,872 410,427 8.4% 214,184 200,949 196,648 176,905 2,699 2,594 31,342 29,979 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 4,098 3,989 2.7% 65 87 1,399 1,248 0 0 2,634 2,655 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 264,076 265,605 -0.6% 140,325 139,150 123,751 126,455 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 97,396 104,571 -6.9% 87,903 96,111 9,061 7,901 79 93 353 466 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 150,139 150,409 -0.2% 18,862 17,973 120,974 121,770 1,156 1,027 9,148 9,639 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 104,464 105,023 -0.5% 15,059 14,411 89,291 90,500 74 72 40 40 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 20,534 18,972 8.2% 2,019 1,575 18,316 17,206 171 166 27 25 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 12,923 13,769 -6.1% 1,073 1,141 3,069 3,373 32 22 8,749 9,232 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 6,628 7,251 -8.6% 383 514 5,189 5,627 725 767 331 342 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 5,589 5,393 3.6% 327 330 5,109 5,063 154 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,224 -1,729 -29.2% -892 -1,404 -332 -325 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,028 4,267 -5.6% 140 173 2,105 2,233 316 325 1,468 1,536 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,289,273 1,303,160 -1.1% 700,264 723,072 537,069 528,467 4,412 4,236 47,529 47,386 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 10,299 8,540 20.6% 0 0 0 0 3,361 2,859 879 760 6,059 4,921
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 29,998 26,621 12.7% 1,996 1,554 17,504 16,336 3,533 3,025 907 785 6,059 4,921
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 30,833 27,512 12.1% 2,019 1,575 18,316 17,206 3,533 3,025 907 785 6,059 4,921
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 178,113 195,114 -8.7% 130,711 144,271 46,587 49,838 34 35 781 971 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 6,408 13,353 -52.0% 4,567 7,637 1,602 5,406 69 109 171 201 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 987 1,115 -11.4% 781 921 150 140 1 1 54 52 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,194,480 3,019,519 5.8% 1,610,970 1,534,139 1,383,088 1,292,991 16,846 16,139 183,576 176,250 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,507 5,021 -10.2% 792 838 373 457 171 185 3,170 3,541 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 904 1,177 -23.2% 33 62 94 142 121 175 656 799 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 264 275 -3.9% 6 5 33 36 5 5 220 229 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 420,913 407,841 3.2% 13,806 13,039 111,744 109,131 34,547 34,929 260,817 250,742 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 182,620 200,135 -8.8% 131,503 145,109 46,961 50,295 205 220 3,951 4,511 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 7,313 14,530 -49.7% 4,599 7,698 1,696 5,548 190 285 827 1,000 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,252 1,390 -9.9% 787 926 183 176 7 6 274 282 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,615,394 3,427,360 5.5% 1,624,776 1,547,179 1,494,832 1,402,122 51,393 51,068 444,393 426,991 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through April
  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 April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD Percentage Change April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD Percentage Change April 2019 YTD April 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 452,505 464,429 -2.6% 57,805 58,755 -1.6% 12.77 12.65 0.9%
Commercial 424,891 427,427 -0.6% 44,352 44,944 -1.3% 10.44 10.51 -0.7%
Industrial 303,841 300,060 1.3% 20,148 20,263 -0.6% 6.63 6.75 -1.8%
Transportation 2,643 2,627 0.6% 256 251 2.0% 9.68 9.55 1.4%
All Sectors 1,183,880 1,194,543 -0.9% 122,561 124,213 -1.3% 10.35 10.40 -0.5%

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.'