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Data for January 2018  |  Release Date: March 23, 2018  |  Next Release: April 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
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD Percentage Change January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 118,696 115,501 2.8% 88,381 86,110 29,517 28,593 42 41 756 757 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 5,220 1,156 351.4% 2,364 838 2,753 264 NM 14 67 41 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 915 917 -0.2% 770 743 92 116 1 1 52 57 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 109,601 91,447 19.9% 54,200 44,020 46,793 38,893 640 648 7,968 7,885 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,060 1,120 -5.4% 26 14 304 337 0 0 730 769 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 74,649 73,121 2.1% 39,366 38,425 35,283 34,695 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 25,422 27,853 -8.7% 23,621 25,700 1,665 2,008 NM 23 113 123 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 37,083 29,752 24.6% 4,658 3,457 29,620 23,581 250 246 2,555 2,468 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 26,834 20,749 29.3% 3,867 2,805 22,945 17,927 13 12 NM NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 3,262 2,152 51.6% 257 148 2,972 1,981 29 22 NM NM 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,847 3,589 7.2% 333 290 1,046 919 9 8 2,459 2,372 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,767 1,863 -5.2% 124 120 1,360 1,450 199 204 84 90 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,373 1,399 -1.9% 77 95 1,296 1,305 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -547 -435 25.7% -475 -346 -72 -90 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,115 1,085 2.7% 37 37 582 580 85 85 411 383 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 373,213 341,518 9.3% 212,947 198,999 146,536 128,978 1,078 1,057 12,652 12,484 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 1,655 1,244 33.1% 0 0 0 0 540 414 164 133 951 697
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 4,789 3,306 44.9% 256 147 2,845 1,891 569 436 NM NM 951 697
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 4,917 3,396 44.8% 257 148 2,972 1,981 569 436 NM NM 951 697
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 64,556 63,394 1.8% 47,762 46,763 16,510 16,354 12 12 272 265 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 8,977 1,977 354.0% 4,320 1,459 4,531 453 58 20 NM 45 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 344 355 -3.2% 296 301 36 40 0.33 0.35 11 13 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 811,671 663,708 22.3% 420,768 329,690 340,304 283,243 3,811 3,857 46,789 46,918 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,432 1,510 -5.2% 234 290 144 140 57 55 997 1,025 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 644 207 211.6% 49 12 120 39 139 39 NM 117 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 69 74 -6.5% 1 0.20 9 10 2 2 56 62 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 107,009 101,763 5.2% 3,626 3,768 30,197 30,660 7,559 7,653 65,626 59,682 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 65,989 64,904 1.7% 47,996 47,054 16,654 16,494 69 66 1,270 1,290 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 9,621 2,184 340.5% 4,369 1,471 4,651 492 197 59 NM 162 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 412 428 -3.8% 297 301 46 50 2 2 67 75 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 918,680 765,471 20.0% 424,394 333,459 370,502 313,903 11,369 11,509 112,415 106,600 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 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD Percentage Change January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD Percentage Change January 2018 YTD January 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 148,985 129,253 15.3% 18,217 15,783 15.4% 12.23 12.21 0.2%
Commercial 114,531 109,414 4.7% 11,995 11,190 7.2% 10.47 10.23 2.3%
Industrial 75,948 75,814 0.2% 5,290 4,988 6.1% 6.97 6.58 5.9%
Transportation 748 666 12.3% 71 62 13.3% 9.46 9.38 0.9%
All Sectors 340,212 315,148 8.0% 35,573 32,023 11.1% 10.46 10.16 3.0%

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.'