US Power Plant Primary Energy Source by 3 Digit Zip Code

July 19, 2016
US Power Plant Primary Energy Source by 3 Digit Zip Code

Power Plant Primary Energy Source by 3 Digit Zip Code
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NuclearDude
July 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Thee are 2 nuclear power plants in Texas:
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (Glen Rose, TX 76043)
South Texas Project (STP) (Wadsworth, TX 77483)

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metricmaps
July 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Nuclear won’t show unless it was the largest source by 3 digit zip in aggregate

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Scott Wallace
July 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Your info graphic is not accurate. That seems to be the case with most of the info graphics on the web. Specifically, there are places in the mid-south Tennessee/northeast Mississippi area which are powered by the Pickwick hydroelectric dam, but you have them marked otherwise. I find this sort of thing with most info graphics that try to do national level averages etc. The get it mostly correct for the heavily populated urban areas, but the rest of the country is usually misrepresented.

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metricmaps
July 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm

What’s key is—what energy created the most power by 3 digit zip

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Ren
July 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm

I don’t think this map is correct at all.
Just outside Phoenix arizona is a one of the largest nuclear powerplants in the US; Palo Verde. Yet no sign of nuclear on the map?

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metricmaps
July 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Lots of other power plants in that 3 digit zip that surpassed nuclear

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J.D.
July 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

is “other” like a mix that is too granular to define? it can’t mean “unknown”, right?

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metricmaps
July 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm

The EIA labels it as “other” Not sure why because it seems like the source is limited

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J.D.
July 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

interesting … was wondering as we get a graph of power generation sources with our bill every quarter or so and part of the pie chart is “other” and was always curious about it. My gut reaction is that the grid is so aged/patched together/large/interconnected/etc. that they themselves can’t really pinpoint what is generating it. ha! thanks.

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Steve
July 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

I get that this map is supposed to represent the majority generation method by 3 digit zip, but the map for southwest Tennessee. I work for TVA; there are just over 3200 MWs of max generation in Brownsville, TN alone. Not to mention Southaven 3x1x1 (another 750MWs) and Allen fossil (~600MWs). There is also two solar farms. This encompasses the area from northern Haywood county down to south Memphis. Predominately gas generation, but certainly a far cry from “no power plant”…

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metricmaps
July 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm

3 digit zips have problems. I’m working on a county map for better representation

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George Lipinski
July 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

There are several counties worth of wind power being generated between Abilene and Sweetwater; but somehow all that power does not show up as being the primary source for any of the 3 digit zip codes throughout that area? How can that be? that power has to be utilized somewhere?

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metricmaps
July 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm

it wouldn’t show on map unless in was the highest power source

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Wilkk
July 27, 2016 at 1:51 am

Vermont has no crude power plants….

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metricmaps
July 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

EIA data shows these plants use petro
Plant_Code Plant_Name
7337 Florence
3723 Rutland
3708 Ascutney
6519 Vergennes 9
3754 Burlington GT
3735 Colchester 16
3734 Berlin 5
3753 West Charleston

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