The Form EIA-860 is a generator-level
survey that collects specific information about existing and planned
generators and associated environmental equipment at electric power
plants with 1 megawatt or greater of combined nameplate capacity. The
survey data is summarized in reports such as the Electric Power Annual. The survey data is also available for download here.
The data are compressed into a
self-extracting (.exe) zip folder containing .XLS data files and record
layouts. The current file structure (starting with 2009 data) consists
of a record layout, 8 data files and a copy of the applicable version of
the Form EIA-860 on which the data was collected.
The record layout provides a
directory of all (published) data elements collected on the Form EIA-860
together with the related description, specific file location(s), and,
where appropriate, explanation of codes. The data files consist of the
following (substitute the applicable year for "yy" in the file name):
UtylityYyy – Contains respondent contact information and utility-level data for the surveyed generators.
PlantYyy – Contains plant-level data for the surveyed generators.
Contains generator-level data for the surveyed generators, split into
three tabs. The "Exist" tab includes those generators which are
currently operating, out of service or on standby; the "Prop" tab
includes those generators which are planned and not yet in operation;
and the "Ret_IP" tab includes those generators which were cancelled
prior to completion and operation and retired generators at existing
plants (does not include data for retired generators at plants at which
all generators have been retired).
OwnerYyy – Contains data on the owner and/or operator of the surveyed generators.
Contains data on fuel-switching and the use of multiple fuels by
surveyed generators, split into three tabs: "Exist," "Prop," and
"Ret_IP." See GeneratorsYyy above for a description of the tabs.
InterconnectYyy – Contains interconnection data for the surveyed generators.
Contains boiler association data for the environmental equipment data
collected on the Form EIA-860. The "Boiler_Gen" identifies which boilers
are associated with each generator; the "Boiler_Cool" tab shows which
cooling systems are associated with each boiler; the "Boiler_FGD" tab
shows which flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems are associated with
each boiler; the "Boiler_FGP" tab shows which flue gas particulate (FGP)
collectors are associated with each boiler; and the "Boiler_SF" tab
shows which stacks and flues are associated with each boiler.
Contains environmental equipment data for the surveyed generators. The
"Boiler" tab collects boiler data as collected on Schedule 6, Parts B,
and C of the Form EIA-860; "Control" tab contains emission data as
collected on Schedule 6, Parts D and E; the "Cooling" tab collects
cooling system data as collected on Schedule 6, Part F; the "FGD" tab
collects FGD data as collected on Schedule 6, Part H; the "FGP" tab
collects FGP data as collected on Schedule 6, Part G; and the
"StackFlue" tab collects stack and flue data as collected on Schedule 6,
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