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Data for September 2018  |  Release Date: November 27, 2018  |  Next Release: December 26, 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 September
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD Percentage Change September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 869,110 918,528 -5.4% 654,110 685,288 208,967 227,228 246 241 5,787 5,771 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 12,819 8,573 49.5% 7,760 6,260 4,535 1,923 117 67 408 323 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 6,847 6,911 -0.9% 5,361 5,167 902 1,138 4 6 580 600 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,132,165 983,306 15.1% 557,152 475,224 498,767 433,428 6,348 6,096 69,897 68,558 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 9,339 9,372 -0.4% 152 100 2,948 2,964 0 0 6,239 6,308 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 612,076 598,637 2.2% 321,621 316,034 290,455 282,603 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 227,023 239,108 -5.1% 207,842 219,469 17,962 18,396 193 165 1,026 1,079 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 320,798 280,742 14.3% 36,289 32,090 260,166 224,846 2,425 2,458 21,917 21,348 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 206,454 180,340 14.5% 27,513 25,421 178,743 154,759 119 101 78 59 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 54,286 41,667 30.3% 4,282 2,474 49,411 38,748 519 411 75 33 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 31,569 30,678 2.9% 2,640 2,336 7,802 7,773 62 53 21,065 20,515 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 16,012 16,221 -1.3% 1,067 1,092 12,519 12,496 1,725 1,893 700 740 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 12,477 11,838 5.4% 787 767 11,691 11,070 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -4,548 -4,898 -7.1% -3,699 -4,109 -848 -789 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 9,380 9,845 -4.7% 438 412 4,705 4,884 770 814 3,467 3,734 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,195,009 3,050,125 4.8% 1,787,026 1,735,936 1,288,559 1,196,621 10,103 9,847 109,321 107,721 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 23,447 18,967 23.6% 0 0 0 0 7,756 6,058 2,076 1,870 13,615 11,040
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 74,676 57,933 28.9% 4,237 2,460 46,399 36,060 8,275 6,469 2,151 1,903 13,615 11,040
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 77,733 60,634 28.2% 4,282 2,474 49,411 38,748 8,275 6,469 2,151 1,903 13,615 11,040
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 480,074 504,557 -4.9% 358,421 370,689 119,499 131,700 71 70 2,082 2,098 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 22,166 15,016 47.6% 14,044 11,316 7,484 3,229 221 132 417 340 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,583 2,677 -3.5% 2,146 2,095 292 418 1 2 144 162 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,401,327 7,223,346 16.3% 4,283,396 3,624,906 3,667,795 3,155,972 39,663 37,921 410,473 404,547 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 10,384 10,898 -4.7% 1,790 2,108 864 847 378 380 7,352 7,562 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,100 1,255 67.3% 82 46 235 137 280 161 1,504 911 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 616 736 -16.2% 10 7 68 87 6 11 532 630 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,216,323 1,171,586 3.8% 31,521 28,846 249,222 232,140 373,343 380,083 562,236 530,516 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 490,458 515,455 -4.8% 360,211 372,797 120,363 132,547 449 451 9,434 9,661 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 24,266 16,272 49.1% 14,126 11,362 7,718 3,366 501 293 1,921 1,251 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,199 3,412 -6.2% 2,155 2,102 360 505 8 13 676 792 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 9,617,650 8,394,931 14.6% 4,314,917 3,653,752 3,917,017 3,388,112 413,007 418,004 972,710 935,063 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through September
  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 September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD Percentage Change September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD Percentage Change September 2018 YTD September 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,131,523 1,055,512 7.2% 146,363 136,587 7.2% 12.94 12.94 0.0%
Commercial 1,048,601 1,025,681 2.2% 112,057 109,792 2.1% 10.69 10.70 -0.1%
Industrial 718,115 741,785 -3.2% 50,089 51,371 -2.5% 6.98 6.93 0.7%
Transportation 5,821 5,635 3.3% 567 550 3.2% 9.75 9.76 -0.1%
All Sectors 2,904,060 2,828,613 2.7% 309,077 298,300 3.6% 10.64 10.55 0.9%

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 2018 are preliminary. Values for 2017 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.'