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Data for January 2019  |  Release date: March 26, 2019  |  Next release: April 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
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD Percentage Change January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 101,019 118,939 -15.1% 75,053 88,647 25,311 29,504 35 44 620 744 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,316 5,291 -75.1% 837 2,359 420 2,805 14 NM 45 82 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 820 952 -13.9% 634 770 129 116 1 1 56 66 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 118,935 110,046 8.1% 56,421 55,197 53,209 46,057 717 673 8,587 8,119 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 994 994 0.0% 12 26 365 303 0 0 617 665 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 73,701 74,649 -1.3% 39,806 39,366 33,895 35,283 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 24,544 25,596 -4.1% 22,016 23,664 2,413 1,798 NM 23 95 112 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 35,556 37,289 -4.6% 4,460 4,705 28,405 29,795 298 254 2,394 2,536 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 25,165 26,862 -6.3% 3,560 3,840 21,577 22,994 18 18 NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,652 3,407 7.2% 373 288 3,244 3,087 31 28 5 4 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,529 3,759 -6.1% 337 367 888 949 8 9 2,296 2,435 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,755 1,854 -5.4% 100 133 1,373 1,434 198 199 84 87 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,456 1,407 3.5% 90 77 1,324 1,330 42 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -323 -547 -41.0% -247 -475 -76 -72 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,129 1,115 1.3% 41 42 574 580 85 85 429 408 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 357,690 374,324 -4.4% 199,033 214,299 144,646 146,169 1,169 1,124 12,842 12,732 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,938 1,615 20.0% 0 0 0 0 647 547 168 146 1,122 922
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 5,479 4,894 12.0% 371 287 3,135 2,960 678 575 173 150 1,122 922
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 5,590 5,022 11.3% 373 288 3,244 3,087 678 575 173 150 1,122 922
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 55,769 64,517 -13.6% 41,294 47,706 14,239 16,524 10 12 226 274 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,293 9,046 -74.7% 1,554 4,361 672 4,541 23 66 45 78 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 312 349 -10.5% 258 296 39 38 0.37 0.33 14 15 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 853,956 804,466 6.2% 422,019 420,245 377,276 332,392 4,446 4,152 50,215 47,678 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,274 1,404 -9.3% 219 235 134 141 48 58 873 970 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 377 717 -47.5% 18 49 40 107 46 108 272 453 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 67 72 -6.8% 1 1 8 9 2 2 57 60 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 114,580 109,088 5.0% 3,570 3,577 31,252 29,046 9,527 9,474 70,231 66,991 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 57,043 65,921 -13.5% 41,512 47,941 14,373 16,665 58 70 1,099 1,245 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,670 9,764 -72.7% 1,572 4,410 712 4,648 69 175 317 531 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 380 421 -9.9% 260 297 47 47 2 2 71 75 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 968,536 913,555 6.0% 425,589 423,822 408,527 361,438 13,973 13,625 120,446 114,669 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January
  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 January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD Percentage Change January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD Percentage Change January 2019 YTD January 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 132,989 148,978 -10.7% 16,580 18,252 -9.2% 12.47 12.25 1.8%
Commercial 111,613 114,618 -2.6% 11,484 12,023 -4.5% 10.29 10.49 -1.9%
Industrial 78,033 76,061 2.6% 5,138 5,292 -2.9% 6.58 6.96 -5.5%
Transportation 664 751 -11.5% 65 71 -8.2% 9.80 9.44 3.8%
All Sectors 323,300 340,408 -5.0% 33,266 35,638 -6.7% 10.29 10.47 -1.7%

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.'