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Electric Power Monthly

Data for March 2022 Release Date: May 24, 2022 Next Release Date: Delayed full reportPDF
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2022 and 2021
 

Net Generation and Consumption of Fuels for January through March
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD Percentage Change March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 219,035 231,368 -5.3% 157,859 172,941 59,670 57,046 68 86 1,438 1,295 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 5,203 3,373 54.2% 2,771 2,459 2,283 753 NM 32 115 129 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1,609 2,073 -22.4% 1,164 1,580 338 365 4 1 104 127 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 363,935 343,636 5.9% 176,824 168,036 161,032 151,239 1,912 1,909 24,166 22,452 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2,698 2,777 -2.9% 0 13 752 717 0 0 1,946 2,047 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 195,592 198,395 -1.4% 107,990 109,136 87,602 89,259 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 76,826 69,011 11.3% 71,276 63,744 5,228 4,950 76 71 247 247 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 166,130 136,670 21.6% 27,562 21,171 131,453 108,044 910 802 6,204 6,653 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 119,586 97,266 22.9% 22,487 17,270 97,004 79,687 54 47 41 261 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 29,097 21,410 35.9% 3,803 2,704 25,099 18,553 149 127 46 26 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 9,096 9,397 -3.2% 771 653 2,380 2,556 40 33 5,905 6,154 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 4,274 4,663 -8.3% 262 305 3,284 3,652 517 494 211 212 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 4,076 3,935 3.6% 239 239 3,686 3,596 151 101 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,223 -1,085 12.7% -960 -832 -263 -253 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,880 3,086 -6.7% 101 113 1,483 1,730 286 249 1,010 993 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,032,686 989,304 4.4% 544,588 538,361 449,577 413,850 3,291 3,150 35,230 33,943 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 11,972 9,759 22.7% 0 0 0 0 3,581 3,066 830 772 7,561 5,921
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 40,522 30,696 32.0% 3,791 2,698 24,564 18,086 3,730 3,192 876 798 7,561 5,921
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 41,069 31,169 31.8% 3,803 2,704 25,099 18,553 3,730 3,192 876 798 7,561 5,921
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 122,321 127,703 -4.2% 88,239 95,136 33,576 32,110 19 26 486 432 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 8,857 6,388 38.6% 5,101 4,792 3,563 1,389 NM 70 122 137 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 647 812 -20.3% 489 637 125 140 1 0.19 32 34 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,644,478 2,475,378 6.8% 1,337,514 1,255,426 1,147,513 1,065,794 11,887 12,162 147,565 141,996 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,036 2,856 6.3% 563 516 230 204 104 133 2,139 2,002 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 793 695 14.1% 49 33 104 106 NM 131 468 425 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 206 222 -7.5% 11 3 47 48 5 1 142 171 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 315,525 301,402 4.7% 11,424 11,474 81,860 78,581 20,898 20,623 201,343 190,725 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 125,357 130,558 -4.0% 88,802 95,652 33,805 32,314 124 159 2,625 2,433 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 9,650 7,083 36.2% 5,150 4,825 3,667 1,495 NM 201 590 562 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 853 1,034 -17.5% 500 640 173 188 6 1 174 205 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,960,003 2,776,781 6.6% 1,348,938 1,266,901 1,229,373 1,144,374 32,785 32,785 348,907 332,721 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through March
  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 March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD Percentage Change March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD Percentage Change March 2022 YTD March 2021 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 379,127 378,524 0.2% 53,006 49,571 6.9% 13.98 13.10 6.7%
Commercial 321,515 304,276 5.7% 37,390 33,425 11.9% 11.63 10.99 5.8%
Industrial 242,105 228,535 5.9% 17,959 16,214 10.8% 7.42 7.09 4.7%
Transportation 1,708 1,667 2.4% 189 163 15.8% 11.06 9.78 13.1%
All Sectors 944,454 913,002 3.4% 108,544 99,373 9.2% 11.49 10.88 5.6%

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.'