Electric Power Monthly

Data for October 2017  |  Release Date: December 22, 2017  |  Next Release: January 24, 2018 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2017 and 2016
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD Percentage Change October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,009,899 1,033,461 -2.3% 752,747 770,277 250,096 255,156 273 307 6,782 7,722 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 9,956 10,772 -7.6% 7,339 7,557 2,181 2,729 84 60 353 425 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 7,109 9,528 -25.4% 5,573 7,618 879 1,161 7 4 650 745 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,074,019 1,188,002 -9.6% 523,059 564,276 470,888 541,109 6,294 6,611 73,779 76,005 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 11,815 10,757 9.8% 122 111 3,320 3,133 0 0 8,373 7,513 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 665,097 668,853 -0.6% 351,565 354,050 313,532 314,803 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 257,699 226,476 13.8% 237,927 209,389 18,387 15,825 210 179 1,174 1,083 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 320,696 280,231 14.4% 37,649 34,307 256,197 219,458 2,648 2,705 24,201 23,761 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 207,769 184,441 12.6% 29,886 27,961 177,718 156,319 109 106 56 55 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 46,605 30,863 51.0% 2,989 1,702 43,051 28,677 518 460 47 24 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 35,874 33,941 5.7% 2,732 2,526 9,764 8,594 58 61 23,320 22,760 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 17,198 17,977 -4.3% 1,171 1,226 13,285 13,752 1,963 2,078 778 922 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 13,249 13,008 1.9% 871 892 12,378 12,116 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -5,361 -5,326 0.6% -4,497 -4,450 -863 -876 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 10,795 11,644 -7.3% 388 350 5,400 5,895 866 898 4,141 4,500 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,361,725 3,434,397 -2.1% 1,911,873 1,943,485 1,320,017 1,358,393 10,382 10,764 119,453 121,755 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 21,092 16,388 28.7% 0 0 0 0 6,716 5,378 2,190 1,794 12,186 9,217
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 64,681 44,143 46.5% 2,974 1,634 40,050 25,636 7,234 5,838 2,237 1,818 12,186 9,217
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 67,696 47,252 43.3% 2,989 1,702 43,051 28,677 7,234 5,838 2,237 1,818 12,186 9,217
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 554,330 564,448 -1.8% 407,457 414,045 144,476 147,777 79 89 2,317 2,537 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 17,262 18,739 -7.9% 12,895 13,478 3,829 4,723 156 85 381 453 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,804 3,611 -22.4% 2,266 2,927 369 491 2 1 167 192 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,080,844 8,804,710 -8.2% 4,062,885 4,341,538 3,546,269 3,978,477 37,474 39,813 434,215 444,882 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 12,625 13,816 -8.6% 2,328 2,445 1,101 1,102 416 459 8,779 9,810 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,453 1,933 -24.8% 50 55 165 197 216 184 1,022 1,496 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 781 904 -13.6% 8 5 97 93 12 7 664 799 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 952,774 962,885 -1.1% 34,992 31,764 279,040 300,659 62,819 68,412 575,923 562,050 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 566,955 578,264 -2.0% 409,786 416,491 145,578 148,878 496 548 11,096 12,347 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 18,715 20,671 -9.5% 12,945 13,532 3,995 4,920 373 270 1,403 1,949 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,585 4,515 -20.6% 2,274 2,932 465 584 14 8 831 991 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,033,618 9,767,594 -7.5% 4,097,877 4,373,301 3,825,309 4,279,136 100,294 108,225 1,010,138 1,006,932 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through October
  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 October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD Percentage Change October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD Percentage Change October 2017 YTD October 2016 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,157,094 1,196,533 -3.3% 149,730 150,360 -0.4% 12.94 12.57 2.9%
Commercial 1,131,265 1,151,959 -1.8% 121,366 120,596 0.6% 10.73 10.47 2.5%
Industrial 792,957 819,677 -3.3% 55,060 55,601 -1.0% 6.94 6.78 2.4%
Transportation 6,264 6,252 0.2% 609 605 0.7% 9.73 9.68 0.5%
All Sectors 3,087,579 3,174,422 -2.7% 326,766 327,163 -0.1% 10.58 10.31 2.6%

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 for 2017 are preliminary. Values for 2016 are final. 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.'