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Data for May 2020 Release Date: July 24, 2020 Next Release Date: August 25, 2020 full reportPDF
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2020 and 2019
 

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for January through May
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD Percentage Change May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 258,891 391,519 -33.9% 192,984 290,453 63,422 98,265 99 134 2,386 2,668 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 3,704 4,719 -21.5% 2,800 3,219 717 1,257 33 44 154 199 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 3,105 3,418 -9.2% 2,271 2,490 629 689 2 4 202 235 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 606,946 562,499 7.9% 305,530 275,688 257,890 243,881 3,265 3,416 40,262 39,513 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 5,217 5,648 -7.6% 40 65 1,364 1,750 0 0 3,813 3,834 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 327,660 331,200 -1.1% 179,153 175,741 148,506 155,459 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 121,871 127,126 -4.1% 110,629 115,668 10,638 10,870 96 102 508 486 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 209,379 188,102 11.3% 27,680 24,138 168,926 151,185 1,391 1,375 11,382 11,405 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 144,836 129,922 11.5% 21,946 19,327 122,757 110,464 83 83 49 47 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 34,272 27,419 25.0% 3,902 2,633 30,072 24,522 262 233 36 29 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 15,822 16,348 -3.2% 1,000 1,336 3,873 4,007 23 34 10,926 10,971 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 7,772 7,661 1.4% 453 457 6,125 6,013 823 834 371 357 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 6,678 6,753 -1.1% 378 383 6,099 6,178 201 191 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,698 -1,592 6.6% -1,313 -1,197 -384 -395 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 5,267 5,423 -2.9% 202 188 2,963 2,942 424 442 1,679 1,851 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,540,343 1,618,062 -4.8% 819,975 886,451 654,671 665,904 5,310 5,518 60,388 60,190 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 16,358 13,697 19.4% 0 0 0 0 5,140 4,413 1,363 1,186 9,855 8,098
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 49,331 39,953 23.5% 3,887 2,616 28,788 23,377 5,402 4,647 1,399 1,215 9,855 8,098
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 50,630 41,116 23.1% 3,902 2,633 30,072 24,522 5,402 4,647 1,399 1,215 9,855 8,098
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 148,030 218,418 -32.2% 109,082 161,036 38,083 56,409 29 38 836 935 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 6,846 8,333 -17.8% 5,280 5,910 1,321 2,130 82 85 163 208 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,210 1,358 -10.9% 923 1,001 227 289 1 1 60 67 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 4,384,051 4,077,142 7.5% 2,304,347 2,096,085 1,821,538 1,726,154 20,038 21,235 238,127 233,669 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,585 5,616 -18.4% 665 907 235 570 163 205 3,521 3,934 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 622 1,160 -46.4% 19 41 64 124 94 238 445 757 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 263 369 -28.6% 10 7 43 42 3 5 207 315 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 522,299 513,814 1.7% 19,481 18,027 144,315 141,679 33,012 33,578 325,491 320,531 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 152,614 224,034 -31.9% 109,747 161,943 38,318 56,979 192 243 4,358 4,869 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 7,468 9,493 -21.3% 5,299 5,951 1,385 2,254 176 323 608 964 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,473 1,727 -14.7% 933 1,007 270 331 4 7 267 383 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 4,906,351 4,590,957 6.9% 2,323,828 2,114,111 1,965,853 1,867,832 53,050 54,813 563,619 554,200 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through May
  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 May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD Percentage Change May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD Percentage Change May 2020 YTD May 2019 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 542,452 551,074 -1.6% 70,590 71,081 -0.7% 13.01 12.90 0.9%
Commercial 496,606 532,718 -6.8% 51,540 55,723 -7.5% 10.38 10.46 -0.8%
Industrial 371,194 385,226 -3.6% 23,789 25,584 -7.0% 6.41 6.64 -3.5%
Transportation 2,842 3,289 -13.6% 270 319 -15.3% 9.50 9.69 -2.0%
All Sectors 1,413,093 1,472,307 -4.0% 146,189 152,706 -4.3% 10.35 10.37 -0.2%

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.'