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Data for July 2018  |  Release Date: September 25, 2018  |  Next Release: October 24, 2018 
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Table ES1.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2018 and 2017
 

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 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD Percentage Change July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 657,477 701,901 -6.3% 493,912 523,753 158,801 173,231 183 195 4,581 4,723 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 10,765 6,872 56.6% 6,378 5,061 3,991 1,503 92 59 304 249 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 4,868 5,168 -5.8% 4,035 4,104 420 583 4 4 409 477 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 820,646 710,930 15.4% 401,530 346,472 362,067 308,045 4,487 4,314 52,562 52,099 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 7,714 8,378 -7.9% 132 109 2,298 2,318 0 0 5,284 5,952 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 475,023 458,155 3.7% 248,313 241,870 226,709 216,285 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 185,930 200,281 -7.2% 171,880 185,256 13,060 13,993 163 167 827 865 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 255,456 230,817 10.7% 29,088 27,423 207,179 184,555 1,905 1,885 17,284 16,954 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 168,514 152,980 10.2% 22,265 22,047 146,090 130,805 96 87 63 40 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 40,285 31,379 28.4% 3,279 2,011 36,554 28,995 401 345 51 27 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 25,174 25,013 0.6% 2,157 1,931 6,347 6,716 44 43 16,626 16,323 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 12,069 12,140 -0.6% 781 822 9,380 9,345 1,365 1,409 543 563 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 9,414 9,306 1.2% 606 612 8,808 8,693 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -3,197 -3,653 -12.5% -2,573 -3,056 -624 -597 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 7,562 7,553 0.1% 293 259 3,948 3,780 599 629 2,722 2,886 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,422,243 2,326,404 4.1% 1,352,988 1,331,251 977,850 903,695 7,433 7,253 83,972 84,205 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 17,809 14,345 24.1% 0 0 0 0 5,763 4,571 1,688 1,486 10,358 8,288
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 55,855 43,713 27.8% 3,223 2,008 34,371 26,987 6,163 4,916 1,740 1,513 10,358 8,288
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 58,094 45,724 27.1% 3,279 2,011 36,554 28,995 6,163 4,916 1,740 1,513 10,358 8,288
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 362,854 383,691 -5.4% 270,665 282,747 90,455 99,270 52 56 1,682 1,617 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 18,583 12,083 53.8% 11,436 9,037 6,652 2,674 169 106 326 266 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,891 2,037 -7.1% 1,614 1,660 178 258 1 1 98 118 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,058,891 5,256,892 15.3% 3,091,946 2,656,989 2,630,966 2,266,760 27,179 25,675 308,800 307,468 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 8,442 8,964 -5.8% 1,394 1,624 744 799 293 301 6,011 6,240 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,620 1,047 54.7% 71 38 205 122 288 164 1,055 723 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 445 537 -17.1% 8 4 52 69 5 7 380 458 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 697,464 666,844 4.6% 24,398 23,922 202,261 195,804 46,073 44,333 424,732 402,785 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 371,296 392,655 -5.4% 272,059 284,372 91,199 100,069 345 358 7,693 7,857 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 20,203 13,130 53.9% 11,507 9,075 6,857 2,795 457 270 1,381 989 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,336 2,574 -9.2% 1,622 1,664 230 327 6 8 478 575 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,756,355 5,923,735 14.1% 3,116,344 2,680,912 2,833,227 2,462,563 73,252 70,008 733,532 710,253 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 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD Percentage Change July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD Percentage Change July 2018 YTD July 2017 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 848,993 795,088 6.8% 109,044 102,157 6.7% 12.84 12.85 -0.1%
Commercial 790,688 775,513 2.0% 84,020 82,298 2.1% 10.63 10.61 0.2%
Industrial 548,251 547,888 0.1% 37,862 37,587 0.7% 6.91 6.86 0.7%
Transportation 4,478 4,377 2.3% 434 423 2.6% 9.69 9.66 0.3%
All Sectors 2,192,410 2,122,866 3.3% 231,359 222,465 4.0% 10.55 10.48 0.7%

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.'