EIA expects U.S. coal production to total 581 MMst in 2021, 42 MMst (8%) more than in 2020. In 2022, EIA expects coal production to rise by a further 29 MMst (5%). Recent extreme cold weather in much of the country contributed to an increase in coal use for power generation. EIA expects that coal use for power generation will increase by 16% to 505 MMst in 2021. Supply for rising coal-fired generation will be partly met by draws from on-site stockpiles at power plants.