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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD Percentage Change January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 65,170 101,008 -35.5% 48,438 74,996 16,173 25,372 22 33 538 607 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 934 1,358 -31.3% 757 855 134 446 9 13 34 44 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 687 840 -18.2% 493 634 140 153 2 1 52 52 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 132,980 119,307 11.5% 64,603 57,279 58,568 52,632 753 719 9,056 8,677 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 1,211 1,115 8.6% -0.15 12 387 368 0 0 824 734 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 74,204 73,701 0.7% 40,721 39,806 33,483 33,895 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 24,286 24,210 0.3% 22,070 21,811 2,097 2,277 NM NM 100 102 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 39,171 35,344 10.8% 4,981 4,579 31,547 28,101 263 287 2,379 2,378 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 28,403 25,122 13.1% 4,054 3,707 24,324 21,390 16 17 9 NM 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 4,555 3,655 24.6% 531 369 3,985 3,249 34 32 4 4 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,349 3,533 -5.2% 244 321 812 912 7 8 2,285 2,292 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,609 1,612 -0.2% 87 94 1,272 1,257 169 188 80 73 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,255 1,422 -11.7% 65 88 1,154 1,292 36 42 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -406 -323 25.7% -354 -247 -52 -76 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,084 1,195 -9.2% 42 42 611 629 90 94 341 429 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 339,320 357,754 -5.2% 181,751 199,767 143,088 143,797 1,157 1,167 13,324 13,023 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 2,293 1,906 20.3% 0 0 0 0 732 632 192 168 1,369 1,106
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 6,733 5,451 23.5% 529 368 3,871 3,141 767 665 196 172 1,369 1,106
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 6,848 5,561 23.1% 531 369 3,985 3,249 767 665 196 172 1,369 1,106
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 36,697 55,831 -34.3% 27,198 41,298 9,302 14,305 6 10 191 218 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,711 2,423 -29.4% 1,385 1,611 269 745 21 23 34 44 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 285 329 -13.3% 204 258 66 56 0.42 0.37 15 14 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 952,082 860,020 10.7% 484,401 432,058 410,175 372,463 4,610 4,517 52,896 50,981 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,047 1,305 -19.7% 164 212 53 168 35 49 795 877 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 138 375 -63.1% 4 20 11 45 25 45 99 266 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 78 74 5.9% 1 1 9 8 2 2 65 63 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 113,337 113,278 0.1% 4,083 3,993 31,051 32,023 7,474 7,638 70,729 69,624 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 37,744 57,136 -33.9% 27,362 41,510 9,355 14,472 41 58 986 1,095 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,849 2,798 -33.9% 1,389 1,630 281 790 46 68 133 310 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 363 402 -9.8% 205 260 76 64 2 2 80 77 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 1,065,419 973,298 9.5% 488,484 436,051 441,227 404,486 12,084 12,155 123,625 120,605 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January
  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 January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD Percentage Change January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD Percentage Change January 2020 YTD January 2019 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 123,731 133,011 -7.0% 15,824 16,603 -4.7% 12.79 12.48 2.5%
Commercial 107,715 111,433 -3.3% 11,069 11,479 -3.6% 10.28 10.30 -0.2%
Industrial 77,384 78,390 -1.3% 4,902 5,155 -4.9% 6.33 6.58 -3.8%
Transportation 714 673 6.2% 67 66 0.7% 9.35 9.86 -5.2%
All Sectors 309,544 323,507 -4.3% 31,862 33,303 -4.3% 10.29 10.29 0.0%

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 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.'