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Data for May 2021 Release Date: July 26, 2021 Next Release Date: August 24, 2021 full reportPDF Re-release date: July 29, 2021 (Revision Notice)
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2021 and 2020
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD Percentage Change May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 349,498 259,011 34.9% 263,471 193,230 83,729 63,335 116 100 2,183 2,346 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 5,047 3,742 34.9% 3,831 2,890 989 669 51 34 176 149 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,915 3,023 -3.6% 2,201 2,271 511 534 1 2 202 216 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 563,097 606,279 -7.1% 275,915 304,656 247,587 257,962 3,117 3,260 36,478 40,401 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 4,190 4,807 -12.8% 12 40 1,206 1,281 0 0 2,972 3,485 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 317,640 327,625 -3.0% 171,412 179,153 146,229 148,472 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 112,310 127,894 -12.2% 102,206 116,205 9,595 11,129 87 89 422 471 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 240,278 210,723 14.0% 35,604 28,327 192,125 169,583 1,431 1,447 11,118 11,367 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 165,758 145,194 14.2% 28,066 22,533 137,202 122,517 81 94 409 49 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 44,966 34,751 29.4% 5,675 4,026 38,941 30,412 291 269 59 43 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 15,165 15,744 -3.7% 1,010 910 3,772 3,864 48 23 10,334 10,947 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 7,701 8,079 -4.7% 479 515 6,084 6,373 823 863 316 327 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 6,688 6,955 -3.8% 374 342 6,125 6,415 189 198 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,698 -1,668 1.8% -1,286 -1,284 -413 -384 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 5,073 5,284 -4.0% 189 196 2,841 2,954 414 430 1,629 1,704 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,598,351 1,546,720 3.3% 853,555 825,684 684,400 655,535 5,217 5,363 55,180 60,138 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 19,428 16,447 18.1% 0 0 0 0 6,021 5,151 1,523 1,361 11,885 9,935
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 63,193 49,992 26.4% 5,661 4,012 37,753 29,221 6,312 5,420 1,582 1,404 11,885 9,935
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 64,395 51,199 25.8% 5,675 4,026 38,941 30,412 6,312 5,420 1,582 1,404 11,885 9,935
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 193,552 148,272 30.5% 144,738 109,439 48,048 37,987 35 29 731 817 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 8,882 7,062 25.8% 6,889 5,615 1,688 1,205 116 83 188 159 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,141 1,164 -2.0% 893 923 191 179 0.19 1 57 62 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 4,068,805 4,399,248 -7.5% 2,065,144 2,298,864 1,754,316 1,830,882 19,718 20,532 229,628 248,970 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 4,773 4,601 3.7% 783 614 306 307 190 162 3,495 3,518 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 910 590 54.3% 35 20 143 59 187 97 544 413 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 340 253 34.2% 3 10 45 43 1 3 291 197 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 490,806 509,776 -3.7% 16,793 18,955 131,552 138,176 32,015 32,933 310,446 319,712 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 198,326 152,873 29.7% 145,521 110,053 48,354 38,294 224 191 4,227 4,335 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 9,792 7,652 28.0% 6,924 5,635 1,832 1,264 303 181 733 572 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,481 1,417 4.5% 896 933 236 222 1 4 348 259 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 4,559,611 4,909,025 -7.1% 2,081,937 2,317,819 1,885,868 1,969,058 51,733 53,466 540,074 568,682 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through May
  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 May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD Percentage Change May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD Percentage Change May 2021 YTD May 2020 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 574,623 543,224 5.8% 76,480 70,706 8.2% 13.31 13.02 2.2%
Commercial 507,353 497,780 1.9% 55,954 51,621 8.4% 11.03 10.37 6.4%
Industrial 390,351 371,472 5.1% 27,199 23,816 14.2% 6.97 6.41 8.7%
Transportation 2,633 2,770 -5.0% 261 266 -1.8% 9.91 9.59 3.3%
All Sectors 1,474,959 1,415,246 4.2% 159,893 146,409 9.2% 10.84 10.35 4.7%

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.'