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ELECTRIC POWER MONTHLY & ELECTRICITY MONTHLY UPDATE – June 2012

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ELECTRIC POWER MONTHLY & ELECTRICITY MONTHLY UPDATE – June 2012

The Electricity Monthly Update, June 2012 edition presenting April 2012 data, has been released.  Highlights include:

  • For the first time since EIA began computing monthly statistics, natural gas and coal had the same share of total net generation of electricity during April 2012.
  • April continued to be mild, driving a nearly 6 percent drop in residential retail sales when compared to April 2011.
  • Wholesale electricity prices remained in the lower half of the annual range in most of the continental United States due to lower natural gas prices and temperate weather.
  • A feature article on the challenges California’s wholesale electricity market will face this summer.

See the full Electricity Monthly Update report at:

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/update/

The Electric Power Monthly, June 2012 edition presenting April 2012 data, has been released.  Highlights include:

  • In April 2012, net generation in the United States was down 2.3 percent from April 2011.
  • Retail sales of electricity were down 1.3 percent from April 2011.
  • The average U.S. retail price of electricity in April 2012 was down 1.2 percent from April 2011.

See the full Electric Power Monthly report at:

http://www.eia.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/epm_sum.html

Contact: Electricity Data Experts

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