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Data for April 2018  |  Release Date: June 25, 2018  |  Next Release: July 24, 2018 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2018 and 2017
 

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 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD Percentage Change April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 354,926 373,334 -4.9% 263,549 276,240 88,560 94,290 119 124 2,698 2,681 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 7,696 3,924 96.1% 4,217 2,941 3,235 801 63 37 181 145 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,808 2,716 3.4% 2,313 2,078 268 395 4 3 223 240 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 409,806 353,373 16.0% 197,154 171,236 180,817 150,372 2,429 2,384 29,406 29,381 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 4,322 4,725 -8.5% 90 70 1,258 1,290 0 0 2,974 3,366 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 265,559 258,518 2.7% 139,104 137,246 126,455 121,271 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 104,518 111,935 -6.6% 96,518 103,445 7,434 7,911 94 94 472 486 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 149,652 135,066 10.8% 17,905 16,598 121,014 107,839 1,027 1,012 9,704 9,617 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 104,801 94,862 10.5% 14,318 13,784 90,390 81,000 59 54 34 24 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 18,510 13,855 33.6% 1,605 903 16,710 12,797 172 147 23 8 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 14,100 14,029 0.5% 1,179 1,089 3,584 3,681 22 23 9,315 9,236 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 6,968 6,941 0.4% 473 474 5,389 5,331 774 788 332 348 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 5,272 5,378 -2.0% 330 347 4,942 5,031 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,729 -1,903 -9.1% -1,404 -1,586 -325 -317 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,262 4,171 2.2% 153 142 2,235 2,116 325 338 1,548 1,576 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,301,817 1,245,858 4.5% 719,598 708,407 530,953 485,968 4,060 3,991 47,206 47,492 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 8,565 6,824 25.5% 0 0 0 0 2,775 2,198 840 716 4,949 3,910
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 26,184 19,847 31.9% 1,584 903 15,841 11,964 2,947 2,345 863 724 4,949 3,910
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 27,075 20,679 30.9% 1,605 903 16,710 12,797 2,947 2,345 863 724 4,949 3,910
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 195,346 204,188 -4.3% 144,484 149,503 49,840 53,712 33 36 988 938 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 13,286 6,739 97.2% 7,613 5,145 5,381 1,377 102 59 189 157 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,066 1,043 2.2% 921 843 95 142 1 1 49 58 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,975,183 2,571,137 15.7% 1,497,847 1,289,696 1,289,591 1,093,246 14,603 14,290 173,142 173,906 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 5,106 5,310 -3.9% 832 935 464 512 184 183 3,625 3,680 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,094 618 77.2% 61 27 158 79 215 113 659 399 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 260 291 -10.7% 5 1 36 39 5 5 214 244 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 399,785 382,468 4.5% 13,402 13,448 114,733 112,571 27,036 26,135 244,613 230,313 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 200,452 209,499 -4.3% 145,316 150,439 50,304 54,224 218 219 4,613 4,618 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 14,380 7,356 95.5% 7,675 5,172 5,540 1,456 318 172 849 556 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,325 1,334 -0.6% 926 844 130 181 6 6 263 302 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,374,968 2,953,605 14.3% 1,511,249 1,303,144 1,404,324 1,205,817 41,639 40,425 417,755 404,219 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 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD Percentage Change April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD Percentage Change April 2018 YTD April 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 463,512 425,003 9.1% 58,563 53,609 9.2% 12.63 12.61 0.2%
Commercial 426,229 417,987 2.0% 44,727 43,437 3.0% 10.49 10.39 1.0%
Industrial 300,070 301,277 -0.4% 20,205 19,997 1.0% 6.73 6.64 1.4%
Transportation 2,619 2,536 3.3% 249 239 4.1% 9.51 9.44 0.7%
All Sectors 1,192,430 1,146,803 4.0% 123,744 117,283 5.5% 10.38 10.23 1.5%

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.'