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Data for May 2018  |  Release Date: July 24, 2018  |  Next Release: August 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 through May
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD Percentage Change May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 440,329 466,215 -5.6% 327,692 345,429 109,171 117,325 139 143 3,327 3,318 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 8,722 4,926 77.1% 4,959 3,671 3,474 1,030 71 45 218 180 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 3,232 3,487 -7.3% 2,649 2,732 304 436 4 3 275 316 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 525,445 450,150 16.7% 254,535 219,191 231,089 191,360 3,037 2,966 36,784 36,633 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 5,367 5,907 -9.1% 101 76 1,619 1,630 0 0 3,646 4,201 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 332,879 319,830 4.1% 173,583 168,974 159,296 150,856 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 134,809 144,112 -6.5% 124,567 133,217 9,524 10,154 120 121 598 621 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 186,873 169,950 10.0% 21,758 20,656 151,560 136,049 1,312 1,310 12,244 11,935 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 128,206 117,504 9.1% 17,133 16,992 110,956 100,415 73 68 45 30 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 25,601 19,622 30.5% 2,152 1,271 23,175 18,126 243 212 31 12 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 17,737 17,466 1.6% 1,467 1,362 4,484 4,606 27 30 11,760 11,469 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 8,647 8,685 -0.4% 582 595 6,687 6,665 970 1,000 409 424 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 6,681 6,673 0.1% 424 436 6,258 6,237 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -2,119 -2,326 -8.9% -1,713 -1,936 -407 -390 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 5,337 5,252 1.6% 195 177 2,767 2,660 416 439 1,959 1,977 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,640,873 1,567,503 4.7% 908,324 892,187 668,398 611,108 5,100 5,028 59,051 59,180 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 11,564 9,264 24.8% 0 0 0 0 3,726 2,971 1,132 968 6,706 5,325
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 35,823 27,651 29.6% 2,106 1,270 21,879 16,892 3,969 3,183 1,162 980 6,706 5,325
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 37,165 28,886 28.7% 2,152 1,271 23,175 18,126 3,969 3,183 1,162 980 6,706 5,325
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 242,909 255,032 -4.8% 179,798 186,913 61,849 66,921 39 41 1,223 1,156 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 15,066 8,491 77.4% 8,916 6,451 5,799 1,772 122 75 230 194 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,242 1,363 -8.9% 1,061 1,107 118 179 1 1 62 76 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 3,842,519 3,294,426 16.6% 1,945,501 1,664,695 1,661,758 1,395,306 18,373 17,733 216,888 216,692 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 6,241 6,531 -4.4% 1,003 1,142 560 613 219 218 4,459 4,560 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,248 775 61.1% 64 30 177 93 235 132 772 519 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 319 367 -12.9% 5 2 42 50 5 6 267 309 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 494,391 473,150 4.5% 16,573 16,409 142,308 138,703 32,731 31,697 302,780 286,342 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 249,150 261,563 -4.7% 180,801 188,055 62,409 67,534 258 259 5,682 5,716 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 16,314 9,266 76.1% 8,979 6,481 5,976 1,864 357 207 1,002 713 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,561 1,730 -9.8% 1,066 1,109 160 229 6 7 329 385 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 4,336,910 3,767,576 15.1% 1,962,074 1,681,103 1,804,065 1,534,009 51,104 49,430 519,668 503,034 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 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD Percentage Change May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD Percentage Change May 2018 YTD May 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 566,868 523,979 8.2% 72,158 66,488 8.5% 12.73 12.69 0.3%
Commercial 538,179 527,900 1.9% 56,496 55,071 2.6% 10.50 10.43 0.7%
Industrial 381,472 381,423 0.0% 25,754 25,456 1.2% 6.75 6.67 1.2%
Transportation 3,210 3,119 2.9% 305 295 3.3% 9.50 9.47 0.3%
All Sectors 1,489,729 1,436,422 3.7% 154,712 147,310 5.0% 10.39 10.26 1.3%

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.'