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Data for November 2018  |  Release Date: January 25, 2019  |  Next Release: February 26, 2019 
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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 November
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD Percentage Change November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 1,049,299 1,099,290 -4.5% 787,876 816,769 254,220 275,208 297 294 6,906 7,018 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 14,763 10,432 41.5% 9,167 7,614 4,975 2,329 137 80 484 408 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 8,030 8,239 -2.5% 6,216 6,155 1,121 1,358 6 7 687 718 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,362,996 1,185,042 15.0% 666,854 570,482 602,710 523,816 7,661 7,367 85,771 83,377 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 11,202 11,373 -1.5% 151 124 3,506 3,619 0 0 7,544 7,630 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 735,420 731,250 0.6% 386,028 385,614 349,393 345,636 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 267,976 277,956 -3.6% 244,350 254,948 22,134 21,508 223 217 1,268 1,283 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 386,478 351,126 10.1% 44,065 41,439 312,861 280,679 2,931 2,983 26,620 26,025 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 250,102 229,727 8.9% 33,567 33,263 216,286 196,259 153 130 96 75 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 63,456 49,897 27.2% 5,087 3,044 57,678 46,321 604 492 88 39 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 38,152 37,413 2.0% 3,159 2,876 9,351 9,479 69 64 25,574 24,994 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 19,529 19,733 -1.0% 1,292 1,324 15,269 15,196 2,106 2,297 863 916 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 15,238 14,356 6.1% 960 932 14,278 13,424 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -5,382 -5,839 -7.8% -4,359 -4,891 -1,024 -948 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 11,552 11,948 -3.3% 536 501 5,829 5,941 932 996 4,255 4,509 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,842,334 3,680,817 4.4% 2,140,885 2,078,756 1,555,726 1,459,147 12,187 11,946 133,536 130,968 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 27,760 22,518 23.3% 0 0 0 0 9,165 7,192 2,475 2,226 16,120 13,100
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 87,716 69,269 26.6% 5,036 3,028 54,229 43,190 9,769 7,685 2,563 2,265 16,120 13,100
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 91,216 72,415 26.0% 5,087 3,044 57,678 46,321 9,769 7,685 2,563 2,265 16,120 13,100
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 580,160 605,453 -4.2% 431,911 442,657 145,674 160,164 86 85 2,490 2,547 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 25,554 18,282 39.8% 16,572 13,788 8,227 3,910 261 160 495 424 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,019 3,198 -5.6% 2,499 2,500 346 498 2 2 172 198 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 10,094,438 8,701,365 16.0% 5,126,325 4,350,429 4,417,125 3,812,813 47,767 45,801 503,221 492,322 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 12,526 13,382 -6.4% 2,134 2,595 1,041 1,039 454 459 8,897 9,289 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 2,451 1,640 49.5% 89 54 267 173 327 192 1,768 1,220 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 756 901 -16.1% 11 10 85 106 9 13 651 773 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,422,202 1,061,951 33.9% 37,793 35,011 303,684 282,273 390,191 94,835 690,533 649,831 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 592,687 618,835 -4.2% 434,045 445,252 146,715 161,203 540 545 11,387 11,836 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 28,005 19,921 40.6% 16,661 13,842 8,494 4,083 587 352 2,263 1,644 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,775 4,099 -7.9% 2,510 2,509 431 604 10 15 824 970 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 11,516,640 9,763,316 18.0% 5,164,118 4,385,439 4,720,810 4,095,086 437,958 140,637 1,193,754 1,142,153 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through November
  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 November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD Percentage Change November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD Percentage Change November 2018 YTD November 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,341,528 1,256,643 6.8% 173,464 162,473 6.8% 12.93 12.93 0.0%
Commercial 1,269,093 1,243,582 2.1% 135,556 133,003 1.9% 10.68 10.70 -0.2%
Industrial 876,062 904,056 -3.1% 60,975 62,441 -2.3% 6.96 6.91 0.7%
Transportation 7,077 6,859 3.2% 690 666 3.6% 9.75 9.72 0.3%
All Sectors 3,493,760 3,411,140 2.4% 370,684 358,583 3.4% 10.61 10.51 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 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.'