Frequently Asked Questions

Does EIA have data on each power plant in the United States?

Data on existing individual electric generators at U.S. power plants, including the operational status, generating capacity, primary fuel/energy sources used, type of prime mover, location, the month and year of initial operation, and other information are collected with the EIA-860 survey.

Summary data on all generators are available in files that are sorted with worksheets by the primary fuel/energy source used by the generators.

Monthly and total annual fuel consumption, power generation, and various environmental data for power plants are collected with the EIA-923 survey.

Last reviewed: January 15, 2014


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