Frequently Asked Questions

Does EIA have maps or information on the location of electric power plants and transmission lines in the United States?

EIA has an interactive map that includes the location of power plants and major electric power transmission lines in the United States.  To learn more about this map, play a short instructional video on how to use the EIA State Energy Portal tool.

EIA currently does not  publish any other information on the location of power lines.

The street address and the latitude and longitude of power plants with one megawatt or greater in generation capacity are in the "PlantYyy" file of the EIA-860 database. The EIA's electricity Application Programming Interface (API) also contains the latitude and longitude of those power plants.

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Last updated: February 5, 2014


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