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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.B. Total Electric Power Industry Summary Statistics, Year-to-Date 2021 and 2020
 

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

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD Percentage Change March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 231,675 171,858 34.8% 173,274 128,375 57,020 41,908 86 73 1,296 1,502 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 3,491 2,414 44.6% 2,666 1,900 674 397 NM 22 118 94 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 2,036 1,846 10.3% 1,580 1,380 325 320 1 2 131 144 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 342,372 382,449 -10.5% 165,697 189,842 152,514 164,876 1,930 2,102 22,231 25,629 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2,543 3,250 -21.8% 13 27 699 984 0 0 1,830 2,239 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 198,495 204,117 -2.8% 109,136 111,934 89,359 92,184 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 69,646 75,296 -7.5% 63,492 68,360 5,845 6,604 54 51 255 281 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 136,262 122,934 10.8% 20,031 16,663 108,664 98,513 824 849 6,743 6,909 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 96,658 87,469 10.5% 16,094 13,558 80,252 73,825 49 56 263 30 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 21,577 16,859 28.0% 2,728 1,994 18,681 14,714 139 131 29 20 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 9,388 9,682 -3.0% 692 609 2,401 2,397 33 18 6,262 6,658 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 4,643 4,868 -4.6% 289 302 3,663 3,841 503 524 189 201 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 3,996 4,055 -1.5% 228 200 3,667 3,736 101 120 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -1,085 -977 11.1% -832 -759 -253 -217 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 3,099 3,128 -0.9% 115 120 1,736 1,775 249 260 999 973 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 988,535 966,315 2.3% 535,172 517,842 416,582 407,343 3,177 3,359 33,603 37,771 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 9,780 8,362 17.0% 0 0 0 0 3,069 2,653 774 696 5,937 5,013
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 30,883 24,733 24.9% 2,722 1,987 18,213 14,233 3,208 2,783 803 716 5,937 5,013
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 31,357 25,220 24.3% 2,728 1,994 18,681 14,714 3,208 2,783 803 716 5,937 5,013
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 127,888 97,800 30.8% 95,352 72,628 32,075 24,620 25 21 435 532 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 6,084 4,589 32.6% 4,704 3,683 1,183 756 72 51 126 100 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 792 713 11.1% 637 561 119 111 0.19 1 35 40 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,460,333 2,762,433 -10.9% 1,236,744 1,427,590 1,071,562 1,164,454 12,374 13,159 139,653 157,230 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,939 2,994 -1.8% 516 410 207 196 129 109 2,087 2,280 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 622 368 69.1% 29 11 106 32 130 63 357 262 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 205 163 26.2% 3 4 29 27 1 3 173 129 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 300,865 314,615 -4.4% 10,772 11,586 79,457 85,368 20,602 21,030 190,034 196,632 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 130,827 100,795 29.8% 95,868 73,038 32,282 24,816 154 130 2,523 2,811 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 6,706 4,957 35.3% 4,733 3,694 1,288 788 202 114 483 361 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 997 875 13.9% 640 564 148 138 1 4 208 169 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 2,761,199 3,077,048 -10.3% 1,247,516 1,439,176 1,151,019 1,249,821 32,976 34,188 329,687 353,862 0 0

 
 

Sales, Revenue, and Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers for January through 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 YTD March 2020 YTD Percentage Change March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD Percentage Change March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 378,916 340,348 11.3% 49,598 43,897 13.0% 13.09 12.90 1.5%
Commercial 304,636 313,743 -2.9% 33,831 32,415 4.4% 11.11 10.33 7.6%
Industrial 228,799 230,661 -0.8% 16,355 14,709 11.2% 7.15 6.38 12.1%
Transportation 1,659 1,863 -11.0% 162 180 -9.6% 9.79 9.64 1.6%
All Sectors 914,010 886,615 3.1% 99,947 91,201 9.6% 10.93 10.29 6.2%

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.'