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Data for October 2020 Release Date: December 23, 2020 Next Release Date: January 26, 2021 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 October
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD Percentage Change October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 633,487 816,827 -22.4% 481,146 613,868 147,653 197,752 190 218 4,497 4,988 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 8,248 9,716 -15.1% 6,343 7,026 1,533 2,241 78 97 293 352 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 6,327 6,022 5.1% 4,734 4,546 1,118 982 2 4 473 490 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,381,940 1,335,983 3.4% 688,654 665,718 606,562 580,459 6,815 7,208 79,909 82,598 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 9,256 10,437 -11.3% 46 132 2,408 3,225 0 0 6,802 7,080 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 658,288 672,210 -2.1% 358,353 357,887 299,935 314,324 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 246,409 246,178 0.1% 225,491 224,567 19,877 20,572 176 162 865 876 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 411,119 368,651 11.5% 54,445 45,053 331,371 297,984 2,883 2,883 22,420 22,731 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 271,561 243,369 11.6% 42,151 35,024 228,848 208,118 152 145 410 81 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 78,986 64,120 23.2% 8,714 5,926 69,570 57,593 597 525 104 76 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 30,903 32,051 -3.6% 1,830 2,396 7,677 7,607 74 79 21,321 21,970 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 15,720 15,805 -0.5% 1,030 1,023 12,409 12,400 1,697 1,777 584 604 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 13,950 13,306 4.8% 719 683 12,867 12,266 364 357 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -4,584 -4,223 8.6% -3,757 -3,371 -827 -852 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 10,546 11,119 -5.2% 371 439 5,843 5,968 865 899 3,468 3,814 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,361,034 3,472,921 -3.2% 1,815,825 1,915,864 1,415,474 1,422,655 11,009 11,472 118,726 122,930 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 36,609 30,683 19.3% 0 0 0 0 11,403 9,661 3,075 2,664 22,132 18,358
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 112,564 91,796 22.6% 8,685 5,899 66,568 54,613 12,000 10,186 3,179 2,740 22,132 18,358
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 115,595 94,803 21.9% 8,714 5,926 69,570 57,593 12,000 10,186 3,179 2,740 22,132 18,358
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 357,761 455,249 -21.4% 268,894 339,319 87,282 114,059 56 63 1,529 1,808 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 15,108 17,394 -13.1% 11,965 13,062 2,648 3,757 193 205 302 370 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,423 2,398 1.1% 1,922 1,830 369 418 1 1 132 149 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,199,355 9,814,729 3.9% 5,276,502 5,081,061 4,381,226 4,177,293 43,107 46,608 498,520 509,767 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 8,879 10,306 -13.8% 1,354 1,704 585 1,009 318 363 6,623 7,230 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,235 1,757 -29.7% 39 62 137 192 216 361 842 1,142 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 615 710 -13.4% 16 13 82 74 3 5 513 618 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,016,336 989,849 2.7% 38,597 35,172 280,005 263,292 64,486 65,620 633,248 625,765 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 366,641 465,555 -21.2% 270,248 341,024 87,868 115,068 374 426 8,151 9,038 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 16,343 19,151 -14.7% 12,004 13,124 2,786 3,948 408 566 1,144 1,512 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,038 3,108 -2.3% 1,938 1,843 451 492 4 7 645 767 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 11,215,691 10,804,578 3.8% 5,315,099 5,116,234 4,661,232 4,440,586 107,593 112,227 1,131,768 1,135,531 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 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD Percentage Change October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD Percentage Change October 2020 YTD October 2019 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,233,304 1,216,758 1.4% 163,046 158,735 2.7% 13.22 13.05 1.3%
Commercial 1,074,441 1,150,035 -6.6% 114,613 123,259 -7.0% 10.67 10.72 -0.5%
Industrial 769,886 842,633 -8.6% 51,641 57,822 -10.7% 6.71 6.86 -2.2%
Transportation 5,421 6,369 -14.9% 535 618 -13.4% 9.87 9.70 1.8%
All Sectors 3,083,052 3,215,796 -4.1% 329,834 340,434 -3.1% 10.70 10.59 1.0%

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 for 2020 are preliminary. Values for 2019 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.'