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Part 2:

No-Cost Sources for

Process Industry Projects and Facilities Information:

New Electrical Generating Capacity in the US


EIA Database of Planned New Generating Facilities


No-Cost Government Data from the EIA website giving access to the identity, location, status and operations of existing Process Industry Plants and Planned New and Upgraded Additions over the next 5 to 10 years. 


Finding and tracking process industry new build and expansion projects is an on-going challenge to suppliers of PI&A products and services. Commercial firms such as Construction Monitor,, Dodge Data & Analytics, Con-structConnect Company, and CMD Group (Reed Construction Data) provide fee-based project lists and lead generation. Other fee-based companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, and infoUSA, provide company and plant level information with contacts.

Through our research projects and proprietary studies, we have discovered several no-cost sources of both project information and facility location. One such source is the EIA (the US Energy Information Agency, a part of the US Department of Energy). This source, as with other sources such as the FERC, is industry-specific, with varying degrees of completeness and detail. In the following, we provided a Website Map to the EIA database concerning Electric Utility generating facilities in the US. 

EIA (Energy Information Agency)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA programs cover data on coal, petroleum, natural gas, electric, renewable and nuclear energy. The EIA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Electrical Generation

The EIA publishes an Annual Electric Generator report – EIA-860 which contains data collected on the status of existing electric generating plants and associated equipment in the United States, and those scheduled for initial commercial operation within 10 years of the filing of this report.


Today, the EIA-860 database is located at: 
Website structure and links are volatile so we have provided the following Website Map to the EIA-860 database.


Website Map to EIA-860 Electric Utility Database

The following table summarizes the primary six data tables that make up the EIA-86- Electric Utility Database.
When combined with a ReMaP™ Assessment of high value PI&A local market segments, the EIA-860 database can be used to target existing and planned new plants can be identified and characterized by several parameters available in the EIA Database. 

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