Average operating heat rate for coal in the U.S. from 2002 to 2018 (in British thermal units per kilowatt hour)*
U.S. average operating heat rate for coal 2002-2018
This statistic represents the average operating heat rate for coal in the U.S. between 2002 and 2018. In 2018, the average operating heat rate for coal was 10,514 British thermal units per kilowatt hour.
Average operating heat rate for coal in the U.S. from 2002 to 2018 (in British thermal units per kilowatt hour)*
Heat rate in British thermal units per kilowatt hour
201810,514
201710,465
201610,493
201510,495
201410,428
201310,459
201210,498
201110,444
201010,415
200910,414
200810,378
200710,375
200610,351
200510,373
200410,331
200310,297
200210,314
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous and lignite coal as well as waste and synthetic coal.

Figures were compiled from several editions of the report.

U.S. average operating heat rate for coal 2002-2018
This statistic represents the average operating heat rate for coal in the U.S. between 2002 and 2018. In 2018, the average operating heat rate for coal was 10,514 British thermal units per kilowatt hour.
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