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This feature layer, utilizing data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), depicts all operable electric generating plants by energy source in the U.S. This includes plants that are operating, on standby, or short- or long-term out of service. The data covers all plants with a combined nameplate capacity of 1 MW (Megawatt) or more.In 2016, most U.S. electricity was generated using fossil fuels. The largest energy source in the U.S. generating 4 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity was natural gas. Natural gas was the source of about 34% of electric generation. The second largest energy source for electricity generation was coal with 30% of all power generation. Petroleum can be burned to produce electric generation, but this source is not a large source in power generation with less than 1% of U.S. electric generation. Nuclear power provided the U.S. with 1/5th of total U.S. electricity or about 20% of all U.S. electricity generation. Renewable energy sources provided 15% of total U.S. electricity in 2016. Hydropower generated 7% of total U.S. electricity generation and about 44% of electricity generation from renewable energy. Electricity generation from wind has increased significantly in the United States since 1970. In 2016, wind power provided almost 6% of U.S. electricity generation and about 37% of electricity generation from renewable energy.Biomass is a material derived from plants or animals and includes lumber, paper mill wastes, food scraps, grass, leaves and paper. Biomass can also include forestry and agricultural residues such as wood chips, corn cobs and wheat straw. However, Biomass has only accounted for 2% of the total U.S. electricity generation in 2016. Solar power produces energy from the sun and in 2016, generated about 1% of U.S. electricity generation. Geothermal power comes from heat energy beneath the surface of the earth. However, here again geothermal power generation was less than 1% of total U.S. electricity generation in 2016.Power PlantsData currency: June 26, 2017Data source: MAPSFor more information, please visit: Electricity - ExplainedFor feedback: ArcGIScomNationalMaps@esri.comThumbnail source image courtesy of: Jeanne MenjouletSymbology courtesy of the following Noun Project contributors: Lisa Staudinger, Robert Beerwerth, Nikita Kozin, emilegraphics, Ron Scott, BomSymbols, Andrejs Kirma, Becris, Symbolon and IconathonOther Federal User Community federally focused content that may interest you U.S. Department of Energy               Energy Information Administration  Open Data: USDOE                           Open Data: EIA 

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • Plant Name
    Text
    {"value"=>"Kelford", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Halifax", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Cascade Dam", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Beaver Dam", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"ZV Solar 3, LLC", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Zotos International WPGF", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Zorn", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Zion Landfill Gas to Energy Facility", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Zion Energy Center", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Zimmerman Energy", "count"=>1} ()
  • Utility Name
    Text
    {"value"=>"Pacific Gas & Electric Co", "count"=>82} (), {"value"=>"Sustainable Power Group, LLC", "count"=>81} (), {"value"=>"Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP", "count"=>71} (), {"value"=>"Southern California Edison Co", "count"=>63} (), {"value"=>"PacifiCorp", "count"=>59} (), {"value"=>"WM Renewable Energy LLC", "count"=>57} (), {"value"=>"U S Bureau of Reclamation", "count"=>57} (), {"value"=>"Tennessee Valley Authority", "count"=>55} (), {"value"=>"Avangrid Renewables Inc", "count"=>52} (), {"value"=>"Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC", "count"=>45} ()
  • Sector Name
    Text
    {"value"=>"IPP Non-CHP", "count"=>3868} (), {"value"=>"Electric Utility", "count"=>2779} (), {"value"=>"Industrial CHP", "count"=>432} (), {"value"=>"IPP CHP", "count"=>235} (), {"value"=>"Commercial Non-CHP", "count"=>222} (), {"value"=>"Commercial CHP", "count"=>202} (), {"value"=>"Industrial Non-CHP", "count"=>143} ()
  • City
    Text
    {"value"=>"Lancaster", "count"=>44} (), {"value"=>"Mojave", "count"=>37} (), {"value"=>"San Diego", "count"=>30} (), {"value"=>"Bakersfield", "count"=>30} (), {"value"=>"Indianapolis", "count"=>24} (), {"value"=>"Milford", "count"=>23} (), {"value"=>"Wilmington", "count"=>21} (), {"value"=>"Tehachapi", "count"=>18} (), {"value"=>"Springfield", "count"=>18} (), {"value"=>"Ontario", "count"=>18} ()
  • County
    Text
    {"value"=>"Los Angeles", "count"=>165} (), {"value"=>"Kern", "count"=>157} (), {"value"=>"San Bernardino", "count"=>121} (), {"value"=>"Riverside", "count"=>81} (), {"value"=>"Jefferson", "count"=>73} (), {"value"=>"Middlesex", "count"=>69} (), {"value"=>"Franklin", "count"=>67} (), {"value"=>"Worcester", "count"=>66} (), {"value"=>"San Diego", "count"=>65} (), {"value"=>"Lincoln", "count"=>60} ()
  • State
    Text
    {"value"=>"California", "count"=>1276} (), {"value"=>"North Carolina", "count"=>532} (), {"value"=>"Texas", "count"=>409} (), {"value"=>"New York", "count"=>374} (), {"value"=>"Minnesota", "count"=>290} (), {"value"=>"Massachusetts", "count"=>282} (), {"value"=>"New Jersey", "count"=>237} (), {"value"=>"Iowa", "count"=>230} (), {"value"=>"Michigan", "count"=>222} (), {"value"=>"Pennsylvania", "count"=>212} ()
  • Zip
    Number
    30 to 99929
  • Street Address
    Text
    {"value"=>"n/a", "count"=>63} (), {"value"=>" ", "count"=>27} (), {"value"=>"NA", "count"=>18} (), {"value"=>"Hwy 14", "count"=>11} (), {"value"=>"TBD", "count"=>10} (), {"value"=>"800 Chelsea Road", "count"=>9} (), {"value"=>"7021 Oak Creek Road", "count"=>9} (), {"value"=>"River Road", "count"=>8} (), {"value"=>"P.O. BOX 429", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"Hwy 1", "count"=>6} ()
  • Primary Source
    Text
    {"value"=>"solar", "count"=>1710} (), {"value"=>"natural gas", "count"=>1619} (), {"value"=>"hydroelectric", "count"=>1420} (), {"value"=>"wind", "count"=>1017} (), {"value"=>"petroleum", "count"=>796} (), {"value"=>"biomass", "count"=>741} (), {"value"=>"coal", "count"=>363} (), {"value"=>"other", "count"=>128} (), {"value"=>"geothermal", "count"=>65} (), {"value"=>"nuclear", "count"=>60} ()
  • Total MW
    Number
    0.1 to 7079
  • Source Description
    Text
    {"value"=>"Solar = 5 MW", "count"=>228} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 1 MW", "count"=>144} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 2 MW", "count"=>129} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 1.5 MW", "count"=>107} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 20 MW", "count"=>77} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 3 MW", "count"=>70} (), {"value"=>"Hydroelectric = 1 MW", "count"=>53} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 4.9 MW", "count"=>51} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 1.3 MW", "count"=>41} (), {"value"=>"Solar = 1.9 MW", "count"=>40} ()
  • Technical Description
    Text
    {"value"=>"Solar Photovoltaic", "count"=>1672} (), {"value"=>"Conventional Hydroelectric", "count"=>1387} (), {"value"=>"Onshore Wind Turbine", "count"=>977} (), {"value"=>"Petroleum Liquids", "count"=>711} (), {"value"=>"Natural Gas Fired Combustion Turbine", "count"=>583} (), {"value"=>"Natural Gas Fired Combined Cycle", "count"=>414} (), {"value"=>"Landfill Gas", "count"=>351} (), {"value"=>"Conventional Steam Coal", "count"=>274} (), {"value"=>"Wood/Wood Waste Biomass", "count"=>196} (), {"value"=>"Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engine", "count"=>133} ()
  • GlobalID
    Number

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