EIA is the source of the power plant layer metadata. Users can access the power plant data (as well as data on electric power transmission line border crossings) from the data catalog to explore and download data in shapefiles, spreadsheets, KML files, and geodatabase formats, or link to Application Programming Interface (API). Much of the data for power plants that are included in the Energy Atlas data files are also in the "PlantYyyyy" file of the annual survey Form EIA-860 database. The county, state, latitude, and longitude of U.S. power plants are also in the monthly EIA-860M data files.
While the Energy Atlas includes a map layer for electric power transmission lines, EIA is not the source for the data for that layer. The data and shapefiles for electric transmission lines are available from Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) geoservice. You should contact HIFLD directly regarding their data. EIA and HIFLD do not publish the location of electric substations.
EIA does not publish similar maps or geographic information on the location of electric power plants or transmission lines in any other countries.
Last updated: May 24, 2023