Annual Generation - Plant Unit
Column Key for Annual Generation by Plant Unit:
Category: Broad classifications for power plants:
- G = Natural Gas
- S = Solar
- T = Geothermal
- N = Nuclear
- C = Coal
- E = Biomass
- H = Hydro
- x = Wind
Year (second column): Use the small "^" and the "v" beside the current year showing to view other years. For most datasets, the oldest year will be 2001.
Plant ID: The CEC Plant ID is a unique identifier used by the Cartography Unit to track power plants.
Plant Name: The name given for the plant by the company owner. May be different from other common references in use in other proceedings, hearings, etc.
Unit: The name given to track a specific generating unit within the power plant.
Status: Refers to the current operating status of the generating unit:
- IS = Indefinite Shutdown
- RE = Retired
- OP = Operating
- SB = Standby
- MR = Maintenance
- UNK = Unknown (it happens from time to time)
Start Date: Date the generating unit went into commercial operation.
Retire Date: Date the generating unit was permanently removed from commercial operation
Prime Mover ID: The type of engine or turbine that is the source of power for driving the generator:
- ST = Steam Turbine, not part of a combined-cycle plant
- GT = Combustion Gas Turbine, not part of a combined-cycle plant
- CT = Combustion Turbine portion of a combined-cycle plant
- CA = Steam Turbine portion of a combined-cycle plant
- CS = Single shaft combined-cycle unit
- HY = Hydroelectric generator
- IC = Internal Combustion generator
- FC = Fuel Cell
- PV = Photovoltaic (Solar)
- OT = Other (typically heat recovery systems used in petroleum refinery operations)
- WT = Wind Turbine
Prime Mover Description: See above.
Capacity: Nameplate capacity as reported by the power plant owner.
County: The physical county the power plant is located in. May include non-California counties.
Net MWh: Total energy produced by the unit for the given year in megawatt-hours.
Primary Fuel Use (MMBtu): Total primary fuel consumed by the unit in a year as measured in MMBtu.
Primary Energy Source: Primary fuel type used by the generating unit. See below for Key:
|AB||Biomass||Agriculture Crop Byproducts/Straw/Energy Crops|
|BFG||Natural Gas||Blast Furnace Gas|
|BIT||Coal||Anthracite Coal, Bituminous Coal|
|COL||Coal||Coal - Unknown|
|DFO||Oil||Distillate Fuel Oil (includes all Diesel and No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 Fuel Oils)|
|GAS||Natural Gas||Natural Gas (Methane)|
|MSW||Biomass||Municipal Solid Waste|
|NG||Natural Gas||Natural Gas (Pipeline)|
|NUC||Nuclear||Nuclear (Uranium, Plutonium, Thorium)|
|OBG||Biomass||Other Biomass Gases (Digester Gas, Methane, and other biomass gases)|
|OBL||Biomass||Other Biomass Liquid (Ethanol, Fish Oil, Liquid Acetonitrile Waste, Medical Waste, Tall Oil, Waste Alcohol, and other Biomass not specified)|
|OBS||Biomass||Other Biomass Solid (Animal Manure and Waste, Solid Byproducts, and other solid biomass not specified)|
|OG||Natural Gas||Other Gas (Butane, Coal Processes, Coke-Oven, Refinery, and other processes)|
|OGW||Biomass||Other gases, waste products|
|OIL||Oil||Non-specified oil products, may include distillate fuel oil|
|OTH||Other||Other (Batteries, Chemicals, Coke Breeze, Hydrogen, Pitch, Sulfur, Tar Coal, and miscellaneous technologies)|
|RFO||Oil||Residual Fuel Oil (includes No. 5 and No. 6 Fuel Oils and Bunker C Fuel Oil)|
|SC||Coal||Coal-based Synfuel and include briquettes, pellets, or extrusions, which are formed by binding materials and processes that recycle material|
|SUN||Solar||Solar (Photovoltaic, Thermal)|
|UNK||Unknown||Other, non specified|
|WAT||Hydro||Water (Conventional, Pumped Storage)|
|WC||Coal||Waste/Other Coal (Anthracite Culm, Bituminous Gob, Fine Coal, Lignite Waste, Waste Coal)|
|WDL||Biomass||Wood Waste Liquids (Red Liquor, Sludge Wood, Spent Sulfite Liquor, and other wood related liquids not|
|WDS||Biomass||Wood/Wood Waste Solids (Paper Pellets, Railroad Ties, Utility Poles, Wood Chips, and other wood solids)|
|WO||Oil||Oil-Other and Waste Oil (Butane (Liquid), Crude Oil, Liquid Byproducts, Oil Waste, Propane (Liquid))|
Secondary Fuel Use (MMBtu): Total secondary fuel consumed by the unit in a year as measured in MMBtu.
Secondary Energy Source: Secondary fuel type used by the generating unit: See above for Key.
NOTE: The information in the following table can be copied to a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel by highlighting the desired records and then copying and pasting them into a spreadsheet. A single spreadsheet download option is not provide since there are multiple years of data available. The source "txt" files are available for download and can be used in a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel or imported into a database application such as MS Access.
|Category||v 2012||Plant ID||Plant Name||Unit||Status||Start Date||Retire Date||Prime mover ID||
Fuel Use MMBTU
Fuel Use MMBTU