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									Energy Consumption by Sector                                   Sector, A Comparison of Measures by Consumption and
                                                               Supply Surveys, DOE/EIA-0533, Energy Information
                                                               Administration, Washington, DC, April 6, 1990.
Note 1. Energy Consumption Data and Surveys. Most
of the data in this section of the Monthly Energy Review
(MER) are developed from a group of energy-related             Note 2. Electrical System Energy Losses. Electrical
surveys, typically called "supply surveys," conducted by the   system energy losses are calculated as the difference
Energy Information Administration (EIA). Supply surveys        between total primary consumption by the electric power
are directed to suppliers and marketers of specific energy     sector (see Table 2.6) and the total energy content of elec-
sources. They measure the quantities of specific energy        tricity retail sales (see Tables 7.6 and A6). Most of these
sources produced, or the quantities supplied to the market,    losses occur at steam-electric power plants (conventional
or both. The data obtained from EIA's supply surveys are       and nuclear) in the conversion of heat energy into
integrated to yield the summary consumption statistics         mechanical energy to turn electric generators. The loss is
published in this section (and in Section 1) of the MER.       a thermodynamically necessary feature of the steam-
                                                               electric cycle. Part of the energy input-to-output losses is
Users of EIA's energy consumption statistics should be         a re
								
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