Total Electric Power Industry -- Generation, Sales, Revenue, and Customers: 1970 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 916):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 71 rows and 39 columns.

1,532 represents 1,532,000,000,000 kilowatt-hours. Sales and revenue are to and from ultimate customers. Commercial and Industrial are not wholly comparable on a year-to-year basis due to changes from one classification to another. For the 2003 period forward, the Energy Information Administration replaced the “Other” sector with the Transportation sector. The Transportation sector consists entirely of electrified rail and urban transit systems. Data previously reported in “Other” have been relocated to the Commercial sector, except for Agriculture (i.e., irrigation load), which have been relocated to the Industrial sector


  1. Preliminary.
  2. “Generation” includes batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, sulfur, purchased steam, and
    miscellaneous technologies, which are not separately displayed.
  3. Includes other types not shown separately. Data for 1990-1994 are as of December 31st, data for
    following years are average yearly customers.
  4. Small light and power.
  5. Large light and power.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.