U.S. Energy Information Administration logo

Electric Power Monthly

Data for July 2019  |  Release date: September 24, 2019     Next release: October 24, 2019  |
full report  |  Re-release date: October 3, 2019   |  Revision

Previous Issues

SAS Output
Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2019 and 2018
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD Percentage Change July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 571,143 657,153 -13.1% 427,667 493,591 139,445 158,809 175 188 3,855 4,564 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 6,559 10,791 -39.2% 4,567 6,302 1,661 4,058 64 98 268 333 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 4,668 5,131 -9.0% 3,439 4,035 801 653 4 4 425 440 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 871,266 824,607 5.7% 429,456 408,159 381,602 358,137 4,843 4,765 55,364 53,545 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 7,230 7,105 1.8% 106 125 2,444 2,263 0 0 4,681 4,717 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 472,203 475,069 -0.6% 251,610 248,359 220,593 226,709 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 176,699 186,974 -5.5% 160,382 171,953 15,556 14,043 144 162 617 817 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 265,733 256,594 3.6% 32,480 29,121 215,065 208,430 2,011 1,889 16,176 17,155 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 176,809 169,016 4.6% 25,309 22,464 151,307 146,373 121 115 71 64 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 44,298 40,784 8.6% 3,986 3,143 39,898 37,207 355 380 58 54 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 23,055 24,582 -6.2% 1,932 2,051 5,569 6,011 54 44 15,499 16,476 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 11,736 12,580 -6.7% 683 858 9,283 9,811 1,222 1,350 547 561 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 9,835 9,632 2.1% 569 605 9,008 9,027 259 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -2,600 -3,197 -18.7% -2,001 -2,573 -598 -624 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 7,204 7,569 -4.8% 257 330 3,821 3,948 561 598 2,564 2,693 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,380,107 2,427,795 -2.0% 1,307,963 1,359,401 980,390 976,425 7,804 7,705 83,950 84,263 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 21,319 17,756 20.1% 0 0 0 0 6,850 5,876 1,825 1,570 12,644 10,310
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 63,606 56,323 12.9% 3,958 3,108 37,915 35,024 7,205 6,257 1,884 1,624 12,644 10,310
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 65,616 58,540 12.1% 3,986 3,143 39,898 37,207 7,205 6,257 1,884 1,624 12,644 10,310
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 318,281 362,420 -12.2% 236,698 270,246 80,167 90,472 50 54 1,366 1,648 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 11,459 18,650 -38.6% 8,329 11,454 2,722 6,677 129 176 279 343 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,757 1,932 -9.0% 1,379 1,614 267 214 1 1 110 103 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,330,005 6,118,661 3.5% 3,247,691 3,142,419 2,726,611 2,631,724 30,298 29,810 325,405 314,708 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 7,446 8,278 -10.0% 1,323 1,402 627 710 267 295 5,229 5,871 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,450 1,737 -16.5% 44 72 139 184 281 239 986 1,242 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 475 477 -0.3% 10 8 57 52 5 5 403 412 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 726,345 711,529 2.1% 26,138 23,880 190,990 192,584 58,898 60,089 450,319 434,976 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 325,727 370,698 -12.1% 238,020 271,648 80,794 91,181 317 350 6,595 7,519 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 12,909 20,387 -36.7% 8,373 11,526 2,861 6,861 410 415 1,265 1,585 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,233 2,409 -7.3% 1,389 1,622 324 266 7 6 513 514 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 7,056,350 6,830,190 3.3% 3,273,829 3,166,299 2,917,601 2,824,308 89,196 89,900 775,724 749,684 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through July
  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 July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD Percentage Change July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD Percentage Change July 2019 YTD July 2018 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 824,997 850,333 -3.0% 107,377 109,337 -1.8% 13.02 12.86 1.2%
Commercial 781,199 792,520 -1.4% 82,926 84,290 -1.6% 10.62 10.64 -0.2%
Industrial 551,347 548,089 0.6% 37,322 37,914 -1.6% 6.77 6.92 -2.2%
Transportation 4,523 4,486 0.8% 441 436 1.2% 9.74 9.71 0.3%
All Sectors 2,162,067 2,195,427 -1.5% 228,066 231,977 -1.7% 10.55 10.57 -0.2%

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.'