Electric Power Monthly

Data for April 2017  |  Release Date: June 23, 2017  |  Next Release: July 25, 2017 
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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 April
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD Percentage Change April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 374,253 350,429 6.8% 277,212 264,244 94,159 82,778 128 164 2,754 3,244 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 3,959 4,194 -5.6% 2,930 2,857 837 1,163 47 37 146 138 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,830 3,840 -26.3% 2,078 3,148 476 376 3 4 273 312 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 348,778 411,329 -15.2% 168,812 196,574 148,406 182,601 2,404 2,409 29,157 29,745 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 4,557 4,821 -5.5% 75 22 1,316 1,391 0 0 3,165 3,408 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 259,010 266,677 -2.9% 137,739 140,737 121,271 125,940 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 111,750 102,076 9.5% 103,363 93,665 7,830 7,845 NM NM 519 545 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 133,555 117,294 13.9% 15,522 15,144 107,610 91,761 993 1,071 9,430 9,318 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 93,043 81,459 14.2% 12,772 12,727 80,194 68,651 51 51 26 29 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 14,058 9,620 46.1% 949 618 12,955 8,835 147 158 NM 9 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 13,518 13,299 1.6% 977 983 3,509 3,459 23 21 9,008 8,836 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 6,991 7,273 -3.9% 474 469 5,358 5,518 772 840 388 444 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 5,945 5,643 5.3% 350 346 5,595 5,298 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,876 -1,546 21.3% -1,559 -1,221 -317 -325 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 4,281 4,384 -2.3% 200 115 2,138 2,278 327 362 1,616 1,628 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,241,098 1,263,498 -1.8% 706,372 715,285 483,727 495,809 3,940 4,067 47,059 48,337 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 6,870 5,556 23.6% 0 0 0 0 2,333 2,146 670 520 3,866 2,889
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 20,095 14,318 40.3% 949 593 12,122 8,002 2,480 2,304 678 529 3,866 2,889
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 20,928 15,176 37.9% 949 618 12,955 8,835 2,480 2,304 678 529 3,866 2,889
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 205,067 191,461 7.1% 150,409 142,925 53,558 47,310 48 54 1,051 1,173 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 6,679 7,126 -6.3% 5,227 5,147 1,206 1,780 79 42 168 157 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,059 1,426 -25.8% 843 1,182 155 163 1 1 60 80 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,611,272 3,049,301 -14.4% 1,277,645 1,487,328 1,102,061 1,334,243 22,463 21,593 209,103 206,137 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,591 5,319 -13.7% 398 390 549 604 156 224 3,488 4,101 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 786 831 -5.3% 9 13 299 320 91 48 386 450 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 301 345 -12.7% 1 1 37 36 6 6 258 302 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 325,864 320,285 1.7% 3,635 3,890 87,067 95,703 17,467 16,932 217,696 203,760 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 209,657 196,780 6.5% 150,807 143,315 54,107 47,914 204 278 4,539 5,274 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 7,465 7,957 -6.2% 5,236 5,160 1,505 2,100 170 91 554 607 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,360 1,771 -23.2% 844 1,183 191 199 6 7 318 383 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,937,136 3,369,586 -12.8% 1,281,280 1,491,217 1,189,128 1,429,947 39,930 38,525 426,799 409,897 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through April
  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 April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD Percentage Change April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD Percentage Change April 2017 YTD April 2016 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 424,128 434,814 -2.5% 53,559 53,266 0.6% 12.63 12.25 3.1%
Commercial 417,259 419,391 -0.5% 43,324 42,453 2.1% 10.38 10.12 2.6%
Industrial 299,978 301,509 -0.5% 19,901 19,338 2.9% 6.63 6.41 3.4%
Transportation 2,536 2,512 1.0% 239 237 0.9% 9.43 9.44 -0.1%
All Sectors 1,143,901 1,158,225 -1.2% 117,023 115,295 1.5% 10.23 9.95 2.8%

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.'