Dispersed Electric Generation Data By Capacity Number Type Generator

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The dataset contains information on utility or customer-owned dispersed generation (NOT grid-connected) such as the number, capacity and types of generators.


The Energy Information Administration dataset includes information such as peak load, generation, electric purchases, sales, revenues, customer counts and demand-side management programs, green pricing and net metering programs, and distributed generation capacity. Dispersed generation (NOT grid-connected) are for companies that own or operate a distribution system. Dispersed generators could be utility-owned or customer-owned. The dataset includes the number of generators, number of generators less than one megawatt, total aggregate capacity, aggregate capacity used only for backup, and capacity by technology type. Respondents specify whether data are actual or estimated.

The dataset compiled by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data from ABB, the Velocity Suite and the U.S. Energy Information Administration dataset 861, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor-owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. The file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the Open EI U.S. Utility Rate Database. A more recent version of this data is also available through the NREL Utility Rate API with more search options. This data was released by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)/Ventyx in February 2011.

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Electricity Rates, Utility Companies, Utility Rates, Electricity

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Electricity Dispersed Generation with Capacity Number Type Of Generator 2011, Electricity Dispersed Generation Utility Characteristics Number Capacity Types Of Generators 2011

YearYear of datadate-
Utility_IdID number of utility (reporting entity)integerlevel : Nominal
Utility_NameName of Utilitystring-
Number_Of_Dispersed_GeneratorsNumber of distributed generators < 1 MW (megawatts)integerlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed generators < 1 MW (megawatts)numberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Generators_For_BackupTotal nameplate capacity that is comprised of distributed generators that are used only for emergency backup servicenumberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Generators_Respondents_OwnedTotal nameplate capacity for distributed generators that the respondent owns.numberlevel : Ratio
Data_Type1_Actual_Or_EstimatedData Type 1. A=actual, E=estimated.string-
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Internal_Combustion_Or_Reciprocating_EnginesCapacity of distributed internal combustion/ reciprocating engines.numberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Combustion_Turbine_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed combustion turbine generators.numberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Steam_Turbine_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed steam turbine generatorsnumberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Hydroelectric_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed hydroelectric generators.numberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Wind_Turbine_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed wind turbine generatorsnumberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Photovoltaic_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed photovoltaic generatorsnumberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Storage_Dispersed_GenerationCapacity of storage distributed generation.numberlevel : Ratio
Capacity_Of_Dispersed_Other_GeneratorsCapacity of distributed other generatorsnumberlevel : Ratio
Total_Capacity_Of_Dispersed_ComprisesTotal capacity less than 1 megawatt that technology (distributed) comprises.numberlevel : Ratio
Data_Type2_Actual_Or_EstimatedData Type 2. A=actual, E=estimatedstring-
State_AbbreviationState/Territory in which the generators are locatedstring-
20114375City of Corning3110E11AIA
20114744Dalton Utilities422A22AGA
20117095City of Geneseo - (IL)60IL
201110570City of Lafayette411E11AL
201120134City of Warroad9770E77EMN
201119499United Power, Inc9522E55ECO
20113366City of Chapman30.3A0.30.3AKS
201120110City of Warren - (MN)51A11MN
201120858WPPI Energy51.21.2A1.21.2AWI
2011295City of Alexandria21.8A1.81.8AMN