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Data for July 2021 Release Date: September 24, 2021 Next Release Date: October 26, 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 July
  Total (All Sectors) Electric Power Sector Commercial Industrial Residential

 
Electric Utilities Independent Power
Producers



Fuel Facility Type July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD Percentage Change July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD
Net Generation (Thousand Megawatthours)
Coal Utility Scale Facilities 538,486 414,178 30.0% 406,470 312,458 128,707 98,395 157 134 3,152 3,191 0 0
Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 6,717 5,557 20.9% 5,032 4,249 1,386 1,044 67 52 233 211 0 0
Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 4,062 4,669 -13.0% 3,080 3,582 704 756 1 2 277 329 0 0
Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 880,787 934,970 -5.8% 434,546 468,662 389,068 404,918 4,591 4,758 52,583 56,632 0 0
Other Gas Utility Scale Facilities 6,042 6,420 -5.9% 12 47 1,809 1,569 0 0 4,221 4,804 0 0
Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 452,542 464,216 -2.5% 246,637 253,124 205,906 211,091 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Conventional Utility Scale Facilities 159,799 184,628 -13.4% 145,828 168,825 13,268 15,030 123 132 580 641 0 0
Renewable Sources Excluding Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 324,367 294,556 10.1% 47,478 38,759 259,236 237,949 2,033 2,046 15,621 15,802 0 0
... Wind Utility Scale Facilities 213,563 196,987 8.4% 36,367 30,113 176,569 166,570 102 124 524 180 0 0
... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 69,007 54,870 25.8% 8,379 6,141 60,101 48,239 436 419 91 71 0 0
... Wood and Wood-Derived Fuels Utility Scale Facilities 21,597 21,838 -1.1% 1,540 1,288 5,379 5,384 81 44 14,598 15,122 0 0
... Other Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 10,707 11,100 -3.5% 670 718 8,482 8,756 1,146 1,197 408 429 0 0
... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 9,494 9,761 -2.7% 522 500 8,704 9,000 269 262 0 0 0 0
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities -2,759 -2,853 -3.3% -2,128 -2,298 -631 -555 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 7,129 7,388 -3.5% 262 268 3,973 4,101 585 607 2,309 2,413 0 0
All Energy Sources Utility Scale Facilities 2,377,172 2,313,728 2.7% 1,287,216 1,247,676 1,003,424 974,299 7,556 7,730 78,975 84,023 0 0
                             
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Small Scale Facilities 29,770 25,125 18.5% 0 0 0 0 9,182 7,812 2,321 2,085 18,267 15,228
Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 96,999 77,988 24.4% 8,359 6,118 58,343 46,254 9,618 8,232 2,411 2,156 18,267 15,228
Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 98,777 79,995 23.5% 8,379 6,141 60,101 48,239 9,618 8,232 2,411 2,156 18,267 15,228
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 297,865 234,836 26.8% 223,003 175,408 73,754 58,298 48 39 1,060 1,090 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 11,879 10,384 14.4% 9,128 8,188 2,346 1,847 157 129 248 220 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 1,602 1,790 -10.5% 1,260 1,441 262 256 0.19 1 80 92 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 6,429,698 6,862,856 -6.3% 3,282,141 3,570,198 2,788,766 2,911,545 28,582 29,916 330,209 351,196 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 6,749 6,243 8.1% 1,191 905 410 411 255 222 4,893 4,705 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 1,173 840 39.7% 42 28 178 87 238 142 715 583 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 472 391 20.7% 5 11 63 56 1 3 403 321 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 690,904 712,327 -3.0% 25,163 27,390 184,776 195,418 44,703 45,704 436,262 443,815 0 0
Consumption of Fossil Fuels for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output
Coal (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 304,614 241,079 26.4% 224,194 176,313 74,164 58,709 303 261 5,953 5,795 0 0
Petroleum Liquids (1000 barrels) Utility Scale Facilities 13,052 11,224 16.3% 9,169 8,216 2,524 1,934 395 271 963 803 0 0
Petroleum Coke (1000 tons) Utility Scale Facilities 2,074 2,181 -4.9% 1,265 1,452 325 312 1 4 483 413 0 0
Natural Gas (1000 Mcf) Utility Scale Facilities 7,120,603 7,575,183 -6.0% 3,307,305 3,597,588 2,973,542 3,106,963 73,285 75,620 766,471 795,012 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 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD Percentage Change July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD Percentage Change July 2021 YTD July 2020 YTD Percentage Change
Residential 862,246 841,358 2.5% 116,385 110,247 5.6% 13.50 13.10 3.1%
Commercial 753,330 732,489 2.8% 84,143 77,255 8.9% 11.17 10.55 5.9%
Industrial 565,120 527,980 7.0% 40,141 34,858 15.2% 7.10 6.60 7.6%
Transportation 3,681 3,804 -3.2% 369 373 -1.1% 10.02 9.80 2.2%
All Sectors 2,184,377 2,105,631 3.7% 241,038 222,733 8.2% 11.03 10.58 4.3%

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.'