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Data for March 2021 Release Date: May 25, 2021 Next Release Date: June 24, 2021 full reportPDF
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Table ES1.A. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, 2021 and 2020
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type March 2021 March 2020 Percentage Change March 2021 March 2020 March 2021 March 2020 March 2021 March 2020 March 2021 March 2020 March 2021 March 2020
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 62,022 50,644 22.5% 46,354 38,334 15,207 11,811 24 22 437 477 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 991 707 40.2% 799 507 150 164 NM 6 33 29 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 664 684 -2.9% 505 521 114 114 -0.14 0 45 49 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 105,377 123,697 -14.8% 51,958 62,267 45,733 52,499 629 663 7,057 8,268 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 791 1,014 -22.0% 9 19 187 269 0 0 595 726 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 63,708 63,997 -0.5% 35,325 35,133 28,384 28,864 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 21,349 23,594 -9.5% 19,115 21,236 2,132 2,246 NM NM 87 96 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 54,968 42,412 29.6% 8,085 5,793 44,300 33,998 280 300 2,303 2,321 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 39,558 29,525 34.0% 6,533 4,618 32,933 24,877 20 19 72 10 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 9,342 6,496 43.8% 1,157 811 8,110 5,624 63 52 13 8 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 3,199 3,192 0.2% 219 171 821 778 8 4 2,151 2,239 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 1,604 1,682 -4.7% 99 108 1,266 1,328 172 181 68 65 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 1,265 1,517 -16.6% 77 83 1,171 1,390 17 43 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -236 -353 -33.3% -146 -252 -90 -101 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 1,066 1,083 -1.6% 41 40 595 622 86 88 345 334 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 310,701 307,479 1.0% 162,044 163,598 136,713 130,486 1,044 1,095 10,900 12,300 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 4,092 3,424 19.5% 0 0 0 0 1,273 1,082 327 292 2,492 2,050
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 13,176 9,727 35.5% 1,154 808 7,854 5,435 1,336 1,134 340 300 2,492 2,050
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 13,435 9,920 35.4% 1,157 811 8,110 5,624 1,336 1,134 340 300 2,492 2,050
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 34,487 28,989 19.0% 25,698 21,680 8,638 7,135 7 6 144 168 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,409 1,369 2.9% 1,105 1,012 245 309 23 17 35 31 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 255 262 -2.6% 203 210 39 39 0.02 0 13 13 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 763,863 902,187 -15.3% 393,319 472,863 321,846 374,008 4,060 4,152 44,638 51,165 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 942 918 2.6% 159 108 56 56 38 34 689 719 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 181 113 60.4% 3 3 22 12 34 20 122 78 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 70 39 77.4% 0.43 1 9 9 0.06 0 60 30 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 98,644 102,824 -4.1% 3,393 3,868 25,637 28,169 6,651 6,687 62,962 64,099 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 35,429 29,907 18.5% 25,857 21,789 8,694 7,190 45 41 833 887 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,590 1,482 7.3% 1,108 1,015 266 321 57 37 158 109 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 325 301 7.8% 204 211 48 47 0.08 0 73 43 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 862,507 1,005,010 -14.2% 396,712 476,731 347,483 402,177 10,711 10,839 107,600 115,264 0 0
Fuel Stocks (end-of-month)
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 112,252 145,833 -23.0% 89,855 116,496 21,960 28,722 60 59 377 556 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 26,033 27,101 -3.9% 14,930 16,285 9,473 9,046 356 405 1,274 1,365 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 260 661 -60.7% 212 527 15 14 2 2 31 119 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for March
  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 March 2021 March 2020 Percentage Change March 2021 March 2020 Percentage Change March 2021 March 2020 Percentage Change
Residential 114,598 104,006 10.2% 15,232 13,609 11.9% 13.29 13.08 1.6%
Commercial 102,270 102,937 -0.6% 11,379 10,713 6.2% 11.13 10.41 6.9%
Industrial 76,331 77,658 -1.7% 5,354 4,955 8.0% 7.01 6.38 9.9%
Transportation 543 577 -5.9% 53 57 -6.1% 9.80 9.82 -0.2%
All Sectors 293,741 285,177 3.0% 32,019 29,333 9.2% 10.90 10.29 5.9%


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.'