Who Must File Form EIA-860?
All existing power plants and those planned (within 5 years) new power plants that: 1) have a total generator nameplate capacity (sum for existing and proposed generators at a single site) of 1 MW or greater; and 2) where the generator(s), or the facility in which the generator(s) resides, is connected to the local or regional electric power grid and have the ability to draw power from the grid or deliver power to the grid are reported on Form EIA-860.
In the case of generators located in Alaska and Hawaii which are not a part of the North American interconnected grid, generators that are connected to a “public grid,” meaning a local or regional transmission or distribution system that supplies power to the public, must be reported on Form EIA-860.
The operator or planned operator of jointly-owned plants should be the only respondent for those plants.
Who Must File Schedule 6?
Schedule 6, Boiler Information, must be completed for all existing organic-fueled (including combustible renewable-fueled) steam-electric plants with a total generator nameplate capacity of at least 10 megawatts and all planned (5-year plans) new organic-fueled (including combustible renewable-fueled) steam-electric plants with a total generator nameplate capacity of at least 10 megawatts. All parts of Schedule 6 must be completed for these plants that have a generator nameplate capacity of 100 megawatts or greater; for plants that have a generator nameplate capacity less than 100 megawatts (but at least 10 megawatts), only Schedule 6, parts A, D, E, G, and H are required to be completed. See Schedule 2, line 11 (Steam Plant Type) for the applicability of Schedule 6. If neither plant category is checked, then schedule 6 does not need to be completed. Note: Updates to generator data in schedule 3 may change a plant’s status for reporting Schedule 6 data.
Note: Organic fuels, which are carbon-based, include fossil fuels and combustible renewable fuels such as agricultural crops and byproducts, municipal solid waste, wood and wood waste solids and liquids, other biomass solids and liquids, and tire-derived fuel.