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Data for February 2020  |  Release date: April 24, 2020  |  Next release: May 26, 2020  |
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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 February
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD Percentage Change February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 121,227 181,112 -33.1% 90,031 134,585 30,110 45,320 50 61 1,035 1,146 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 1,683 2,164 -22.2% 1,346 1,416 256 643 15 21 67 84 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,152 1,586 -27.4% 873 1,198 180 292 2 2 97 94 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 259,004 230,311 12.5% 127,621 111,768 112,703 100,986 1,429 1,389 17,251 16,169 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2,444 2,225 9.9% 8 34 776 723 0 0 1,660 1,467 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 140,154 138,416 1.3% 76,800 74,049 63,354 64,367 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 49,363 46,036 7.2% 44,972 41,598 4,156 4,213 38 37 198 189 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 79,828 68,098 17.2% 10,586 8,600 64,121 54,406 528 547 4,594 4,546 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 57,638 48,122 19.8% 8,676 6,901 48,910 41,172 33 32 20 17 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 10,207 7,482 36.4% 1,137 755 8,985 6,655 75 64 10 8 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 6,503 6,698 -2.9% 471 599 1,607 1,704 14 17 4,411 4,379 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 3,070 3,066 0.1% 169 180 2,418 2,394 329 351 153 142 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 2,411 2,730 -11.7% 132 166 2,201 2,481 78 83 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -653 -712 -8.3% -536 -557 -116 -154 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,050 2,197 -6.7% 83 75 1,158 1,176 169 174 640 771 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 656,254 671,434 -2.3% 351,784 372,766 276,696 271,970 2,232 2,231 25,542 24,466 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 4,902 3,967 23.6% 0 0 0 0 1,563 1,312 404 346 2,935 2,310
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 14,800 11,207 32.1% 1,133 750 8,679 6,418 1,638 1,376 414 353 2,935 2,310
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 15,109 11,449 32.0% 1,137 755 8,985 6,655 1,638 1,376 414 353 2,935 2,310
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 68,552 100,887 -32.1% 50,677 74,663 17,491 25,789 14 17 370 417 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 3,107 3,834 -19.0% 2,501 2,624 503 1,089 34 36 70 86 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 459 612 -25.0% 351 481 80 106 1 1 28 25 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,854,676 1,653,603 12.2% 955,459 838,473 789,303 711,374 8,747 8,646 101,167 95,109 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,049 2,444 -16.1% 313 413 105 259 75 93 1,556 1,679 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 266 561 -52.6% 7 28 22 66 42 72 195 396 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 126 139 -9.1% 3 3 19 16 3 3 102 118 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 216,860 213,495 1.6% 7,918 7,783 59,879 59,246 14,323 14,523 134,741 131,944 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 70,601 103,330 -31.7% 50,990 75,077 17,595 26,048 89 110 1,926 2,095 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 3,373 4,395 -23.3% 2,508 2,651 525 1,155 75 108 264 481 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 585 751 -22.1% 353 483 98 122 4 3 130 142 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,071,536 1,867,098 10.9% 963,377 846,256 849,181 770,621 23,070 23,169 235,907 227,053 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through February
  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 February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD Percentage Change February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD Percentage Change February 2020 YTD February 2019 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 235,693 249,260 -5.4% 30,208 31,406 -3.8% 12.82 12.60 1.7%
Commercial 209,752 212,980 -1.5% 21,641 22,179 -2.4% 10.32 10.41 -0.9%
Industrial 153,010 150,958 1.4% 9,757 10,007 -2.5% 6.38 6.63 -3.8%
Transportation 1,336 1,375 -2.9% 125 139 -9.6% 9.38 10.08 -6.9%
All Sectors 599,792 614,573 -2.4% 61,731 63,731 -3.1% 10.29 10.37 -0.8%

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.'