Layer displays the locations of contaminated mines, landfills, and industrial sites evaluated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their renewable energy potential. Sample layer shows sites screened for wind-power only.
This feature class/shapefile represents electric power substations primarily associated with electric power transmission. In this layer, substations are considered facilities and equipment that switch, transform, or regulate electric power at voltages equal to, or greater than, 69 kilovolts. Substations with a maximum operating voltage less than 69 kilovolts may be included, depending on the availability of authoritative sources, but coverage of these features should not be considered complete. The Substations feature class/shapefile includes taps, a location where power on a transmission line is tapped by another transmission line.
This layer represents electric power transmission lines. Transmission Lines are the system of structures, wires, insulators and associated hardware that carry electric energy from one point to another in an electric power system. Lines are operated at relatively high voltages varying from 69 kV up to 765 kV, and are capable of transmitting large quantities of electricity over long distances. Underground transmission lines are included where sources were available.
This layer displays the locations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) sites. The eGRID is a comprehensive source of data on the locations and environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States. For more information, please visit the EPA eGRID web page.