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Data for March 2018  |  Release Date: May 24, 2018  |  Next Release: June 26, 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 March
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD Percentage Change March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 281,437 291,801 -3.6% 208,128 217,129 71,112 72,479 97 105 2,099 2,087 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 6,831 3,040 124.7% 3,585 2,276 3,046 622 NM 31 147 111 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,226 2,312 -3.7% 1,836 1,818 229 300 3 3 159 191 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 309,802 267,195 15.9% 149,712 129,283 136,058 113,850 1,837 1,851 22,195 22,210 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 3,345 3,568 -6.2% 62 50 953 1,009 0 0 2,331 2,509 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 206,472 201,774 2.3% 108,569 107,029 97,902 94,745 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 76,902 82,616 -6.9% 71,144 76,377 5,339 5,808 69 69 351 362 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 110,700 98,137 12.8% 13,498 12,109 89,081 78,020 755 748 7,366 7,261 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 78,044 69,110 12.9% 10,836 10,041 67,139 59,012 44 39 26 18 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 12,399 9,081 36.5% 1,085 600 11,185 8,379 114 97 15 6 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 10,937 10,656 2.6% 965 855 2,877 2,809 20 18 7,074 6,974 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 5,259 5,270 -0.2% 357 357 4,074 4,055 578 594 250 263 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 4,061 4,021 1.0% 255 256 3,806 3,765 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,352 -1,464 -7.6% -1,109 -1,218 -243 -246 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,224 3,127 3.1% 116 103 1,701 1,610 243 250 1,164 1,163 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 999,588 952,106 5.0% 555,540 544,956 405,178 368,197 3,057 3,057 35,812 35,895 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 5,843 4,613 26.7% 0 0 0 0 1,912 1,498 578 489 3,354 2,627
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 17,665 13,173 34.1% 1,072 600 10,622 7,857 2,026 1,594 593 495 3,354 2,627
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 18,242 13,695 33.2% 1,085 600 11,185 8,379 2,026 1,594 593 495 3,354 2,627
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 154,738 159,972 -3.3% 114,074 118,002 39,866 41,204 27 30 771 736 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 11,768 5,220 125.5% 6,486 3,958 5,044 1,092 86 48 153 121 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 842 890 -5.4% 728 733 80 112 1 1 33 44 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,250,561 1,930,649 16.6% 1,135,637 962,990 973,716 825,144 11,095 11,133 130,113 131,383 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,974 4,095 -3.0% 649 723 379 409 145 148 2,799 2,814 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 954 481 98.5% 57 24 146 68 193 97 558 292 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 187 221 -15.2% 3 1 26 29 5 5 153 185 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 304,578 292,388 4.2% 10,361 10,400 87,741 86,539 20,873 20,689 185,602 174,761 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 158,712 164,067 -3.3% 114,723 118,726 40,246 41,613 173 178 3,571 3,550 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 12,722 5,700 123.2% 6,543 3,981 5,189 1,160 279 146 711 413 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,029 1,111 -7.4% 731 734 106 142 6 6 186 230 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,555,139 2,223,037 14.9% 1,145,998 973,390 1,061,458 911,682 31,968 31,822 315,716 306,143 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through March
  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 March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD Percentage Change March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD Percentage Change March 2018 YTD March 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 368,380 334,037 10.3% 46,300 42,067 10.1% 12.57 12.59 -0.2%
Commercial 323,287 316,192 2.2% 33,982 32,853 3.4% 10.51 10.39 1.2%
Industrial 224,728 225,359 -0.3% 15,250 14,976 1.8% 6.79 6.65 2.1%
Transportation 2,011 1,947 3.3% 191 184 4.1% 9.51 9.44 0.7%
All Sectors 918,407 877,534 4.7% 95,723 90,079 6.3% 10.42 10.27 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.'