United States Power Plant Database

United States Power Plant Database
United States Power Plant Database
Updated yearly, the United States Power Plant Database features a complete listing of power plants in the United States. Included are 844 individual plants with 19,745 operable units. This data is verified and published by MAPSearch, PennWell's GIS mapping and data company.
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Data Counts

Plants 844
Operable Units 19,745
Proposed Units 1,360
Retired and Cancelled Units 3,235

Plant Types

BA Energy Storage, Battery 16
BT Turbines Used in a Binary Cycle (including those used for geothermal applications) 87
CA Combined Cycle Steam Part 675
CE Compressed Air Energy Storage 1
CP Energy Storage, Concentrated Solar Power 2
CS Combined Cycle Single Shaft (combustion turbine and steam turbine share a single generator) 52
CT Combined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part (type of coal or solid must be reported as energy source for integrated coal gasification). 1,192
FC Fuel Cell 79
FW Energy Storage, Flywheel 4
GT Combustion (Gas) Turbine (includes jet engine design) 3,020
HY Hydroelectric Turbine (includes turbines associated with delivery of water by pipeline) 4,029
IC Internal Combustion Engine (diesel, piston, reciprocating)  5,507
OT Other 20
PS Hydraulic Turbine, Reversible (pumped storage) 156
PV Photovoltaic 1,225
ST Steam Turbine, including nuclear, geothermal and solar steam (does not include combined cycle) 2,647
WT Wind Turbine, Onshore 1,032

Plant Information

Utility Name
Plant Code
Plant Name
Street Address
NERC Region
Balancing Authority Code
Balancing Authority Name
Name of Water Source
Primary Purpose (NAICS Code)
Regulatory Status
Sector Name
Net Metering (for facilities with solar or wind generation)
FERC Cogeneration Status
FERC Cogeneration Docket Number
FERC Small Power Producer Status
FERC Small Power Producer Docket Number
FERC Exempt Wholesale Generator Status
FERC Exempt Wholesale Generator Docket Number
Ash Impoundment?
Ash Impoundment Lined?
Ash Impoundment Status
Transmission or Distribution System Owner
Transmission or Distribution System Owner ID
Transmission or Distribution System Owner State
Grid Voltage (kV)
Grid Voltage 2 (kV)
Grid Voltage 3 (kV)
Natural Gas Pipeline Name

Plant Unit Information

Utility Name
Plant Code
Plant Name
Generator ID
Prime Mover
Unit Code
Duct Burners
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam Generator?
RTO/ISO LMP Node Designation
RTO/ISO Location Designation for Reporting Wholesale Sales Data to FERC
Nameplate Capacity (MW)
Nameplate Power Factor
Summer Capacity (MW)
Winter Capacity (MW)
Minimum Load (MW)
Uprate or Derate Completed During Year
Month Uprate or Derate Completed
Year Uprate or Derate Completed
Synchronized to Transmission Grid
Operating Month
Operating Year
Planned Retirement Month
Planned Retirement Year
Associated with Combined Heat and Power System
Sector Name
Topping or Bottoming
Energy Source 1
Energy Source 2
Energy Source 3
Energy Source 4
Energy Source 5
Energy Source 6
Startup Source 1
Startup Source 2
Startup Source 3
Startup Source 4
Solid Fuel Gasification System?
Carbon Capture Technology?
Turbines, Inverters, or Hydrokinetic Buoys
Time from Cold Shutdown to Full Load
Fluidized Bed Technology?
Pulverized Coal Technology?
Stoker Technology?
Other Combustion Technology?
Subcritical Technology?
Supercritical Technology?
Ultrasupercritical Technology?
Planned Net Summer Capacity Uprate (MW)
Planned Net Winter Capacity Uprate (MW)
Planned Uprate Month
Planned Uprate Year
Planned Net Summer Capacity Derate (MW)
Planned Net Winter Capacity Derate (MW)
Planned Derate Month
Planned Derate Year
Planned New Prime Mover
Planned Energy Source 1
Planned New Nameplate Capacity (MW)
Planned Repower Month
Planned Repower Year
Other Planned Modifications?
Other Modifications Month
Other Modifications Year
Cofire Fuels?
Switch Between Oil and Natural Gas?

Date Published

September, 2015