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Retail sales of electricity in the U.S. 1980-2019

Retail electricity sales in the United States amounted to approximately 3.81 petawatt hours in 2019. This was a decrease compared to the previous year. The residential sector accounted for a 1.44 petawatt hours of sales.

Retail electricity sales in the United States from 1980 to 2019

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Release date

October 2020


United States

Survey time period

1980 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Electricity retail sales to ultimate customers reported by electric utilities and, beginning in 1996, other energy service providers; figures are the sum of "Residential," "Commercial," "Industrial," and "Transportation".

The values have been rounded.
The figures are compiled from several previous editions of the report.

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