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Database of Proposed Generation
Within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Updated: July 2011

This database provides a list of publicly announced electric thermal generation projects and proposals within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). The entire database is available for download in Microsoft Excel.

This database is only used for tracking the status of new generation projects and is not intended to suggest or predict the probability of projects being approved by licensing authorities or becoming operational.

To develop the database, staff first gathered information from various sources on proposed generation and retirements within the WECC. These sources include discussions with staff at state regulatory agencies, information from regulatory agency web sites, reading energy industry newsletters, and perusing company web sites.

Based on the information gathered, the projects are assigned, by status, to one of the following seven categories:

  • 0 - Operational
  • 1 - Under construction
  • 2 - Regulatory approval received
  • 3 - Application under review
  • 4 - Starting application process
  • 5 - Press release only
  • 6 - Cancelled, denied permit or delayed indefinitely


Summary Table of Projects by WECC Sub-Region

Project Status Cal - Mex Northwest Rocky Mountain Southwest Total

O - Operational

21,563

13,072

5,209

19,104

58,984

1 - Under construction

6,378

820

905

547

8,650

2 - Regulatory approval received

3,065

1,332

0

0

4,397

3 - Application under review

3,205

7,072

750

2,281

13,308

4 - Starting application process

0

705

480

0

1,185

5 - Press release only

3,923

7,770

2,100

480

14,273

6 - Cancelled, denied permit or delayed indefinitely

24,360

37,855

6,640

21,358

90,213



Additional WECC project information:

California Energy Commission's siting/licensing cases page for complete details on the power plants licensing process in California. See the Status of All Projects page for complete details on power plant licensing cases and more current numbers of power plants being licensed.

California Public Utilities Commission California Renewable Portfolio Standards, for a complete database of California projects on-line, in development, and pending CPUC Approval.
California Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

Renewable Northwest Project. For renewable energy projects in the Pacific North West.
http://www.rnp.org/default.html


Download Database

WECC New & Proposed Generation Database (Microsoft Excel file, This database was last updated on .)
Note:Regular users of this data may notice significant changes to entries, capacity totals, etc. This is due to the removal of hydro, pump storage, and renewable energy projects from the database.


For more information

If you have questions regarding this database or would like to give us feedback on the information provided or if you have information on new projects, please contact Richard Jensen at 916-654-4893 or e-mail at: RJensen@energy.state.ca.us

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