Electric Power Monthly

Data for September 2017  |  Release Date: December 1, 2017  |  Next Release: December 27, 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 September
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD Percentage Change September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 919,805 934,267 -1.5% 686,082 697,326 227,380 229,632 250 279 6,094 7,029 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 8,957 9,835 -8.9% 6,587 6,899 1,978 2,497 76 55 315 384 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 6,574 8,894 -26.1% 5,169 7,200 795 1,020 6 4 605 670 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 967,036 1,085,104 -10.9% 471,539 516,566 423,130 494,065 5,665 5,994 66,702 68,478 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 10,804 9,843 9.8% 113 104 3,014 2,905 0 0 7,677 6,835 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 599,102 608,119 -1.5% 316,527 324,034 282,575 284,086 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 240,491 209,137 15.0% 222,179 193,240 17,042 14,745 198 158 1,072 995 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 284,584 250,482 13.6% 33,118 30,647 227,236 195,944 2,382 2,445 21,847 21,447 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 182,980 164,106 11.5% 26,155 24,884 156,682 139,078 95 94 48 49 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 41,801 27,672 51.1% 2,676 1,520 38,619 25,712 465 418 41 22 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 32,303 30,764 5.0% 2,437 2,339 8,753 7,829 53 57 21,060 20,539 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 15,513 16,284 -4.7% 1,060 1,106 11,985 12,466 1,770 1,876 698 836 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 11,988 11,655 2.9% 790 797 11,198 10,858 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -4,898 -4,766 2.8% -4,109 -3,979 -789 -787 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 9,775 10,523 -7.1% 347 315 4,881 5,333 777 808 3,769 4,067 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,042,231 3,121,439 -2.5% 1,737,552 1,772,352 1,187,242 1,229,440 9,355 9,743 108,081 109,904 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 19,086 14,836 28.6% 0 0 0 0 6,080 4,885 1,976 1,619 11,030 8,332
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 58,185 39,648 46.8% 2,663 1,455 35,931 22,918 6,545 5,303 2,017 1,641 11,030 8,332
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 60,887 42,509 43.2% 2,676 1,520 38,619 25,712 6,545 5,303 2,017 1,641 11,030 8,332
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 504,158 509,911 -1.1% 371,172 374,726 130,833 132,803 73 81 2,081 2,300 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 15,531 17,110 -9.2% 11,564 12,322 3,483 4,300 142 78 342 410 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,582 3,361 -23.2% 2,095 2,756 333 430 2 1 152 174 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 7,282,849 8,044,100 -9.5% 3,663,470 3,973,451 3,192,771 3,632,646 33,756 36,138 392,853 401,865 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 11,351 12,556 -9.6% 2,104 2,222 1,001 996 380 417 7,866 8,921 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,309 1,759 -25.6% 46 52 148 179 200 176 915 1,352 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 698 812 -14.0% 7 4 87 82 11 7 593 718 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 857,619 870,524 -1.5% 31,407 29,024 251,689 273,521 56,689 62,287 517,834 505,693 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 515,509 522,467 -1.3% 373,276 376,948 131,833 133,799 453 498 9,947 11,221 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 16,839 18,868 -10.8% 11,610 12,374 3,631 4,479 341 254 1,257 1,762 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 3,280 4,173 -21.4% 2,102 2,760 420 512 13 8 745 892 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 8,140,468 8,914,624 -8.7% 3,694,877 4,002,475 3,444,460 3,906,167 90,445 98,425 910,687 907,557 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through September
  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 September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD Percentage Change September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD Percentage Change September 2017 YTD September 2016 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 1,054,110 1,095,025 -3.7% 136,510 137,712 -0.9% 12.95 12.58 2.9%
Commercial 1,018,230 1,038,997 -2.0% 109,136 108,683 0.4% 10.72 10.46 2.5%
Industrial 713,525 738,080 -3.3% 49,536 50,110 -1.1% 6.94 6.79 2.2%
Transportation 5,638 5,640 -0.0% 549 546 0.6% 9.74 9.69 0.5%
All Sectors 2,791,503 2,877,742 -3.0% 295,731 297,051 -0.4% 10.59 10.32 2.6%

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 for 2017 are preliminary. Values for 2016 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.'