Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Coastal Energy Facilities, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/52768.

Item Identification

Title: Coastal Energy Facilities
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-05
Abstract:

These data depict the location of facilities that generate electricity. The locations are created from the Environmental Protection Agency Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID). Only facilities adjacent to the coast and Great Lakes are shown. Contained within the database are records that define the fuel source and other characteristics of the facility that may benefit ocean planners. In some cases, the presence of a facility may indicate that certain power transmission infrastructure exists nearby. Absence of a facility or lack of sufficient capacity at a facility in a given area may also be an important characteristic in future energy planning activities. Please keep in mind this is not representative of the whole eGRID. This dataset can be linked back to the additional content of the eGRID by downloading the data and joining it back to the eGRID spreadsheet.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11100

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category structure
ISO 19115 Topic Category utilitiesCommunication
None coal
None energy
None fuel
None gas
None geothermal
None hydro
None nuclear
None oil
None plant
None power
None solar
None solar thermal
None transmission
None waste
None wind

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None National
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the MarineCadastre.gov web site are provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 755133
Date Effective From: 2016-03-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 755135
Date Effective From: 2016-03-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 755136
Date Effective From: 2016-03-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 755134
Date Effective From: 2016-03-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 755131
W° Bound: -171.737523
E° Bound: -67.003299
N° Bound: 71.2789
S° Bound: 18.974204

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 755130
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2012

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

zip download and REST map service

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 755137
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CoastalEnergyFacilities.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2016-03-16 - Present)
File Name: Coastal Energy Facilities
Description:

zip download

File Type: Arc Geodatabase

Distribution 2

CC ID: 755138
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/CoastalEnergyFacilities/MapServer
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2016-03-16 - Present)
File Name: Coastal Energy Facilities
Description:

Esri REST Service

File Type: REST Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 755139
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reporting Tool
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 755140
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 755142
Activity Date/Time: 2016-03-16
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 755141
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 755143
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although some attribute information has been deleted from the original data. Only facilities adjacent to the coast and Great Lakes are shown. This dataset can be linked back to the additional content of the eGRID by downloading the data and joining it back to the eGRID spreadsheet. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

PLNT14

CC ID: 755146
Contact Name: Environmental Planning Agency
Publish Date: 2017-04-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/all_egrid2014v2_files.zip
Source Contribution:

Spreadsheet containing all energy facility data was created by EPA and translated into spatial data by NOAA OCM. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 755147
Description:

1. Go to and download: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/all_egrid2014v2_files.zip

2. Open eGRID2014_Data.xlsx and go to the PLNT14 tab

3. Delete superfluous fields and rename fields as specified in the attribute table

4. In Arc Map, add XY coordinates by using the LAT and LON fields within the spreadsheet

5. Export this data as a new feature class

6. Calculate the primaryFuel field as follows: AB = Agricultural Byproduct, BFG = Blast Furnace Gas, BIT = Bituminous Coal, BLQ = Black Liquor, COG = Coke Oven Gas, DFO = Distillate Fuel Oil, GEO = Geothermal, JF = Jet Fuel, KER = Kerosene, LFG = Landfill Gas, LIG = Lignite Coal, MSW = Municipal Solid Waste, MWH = Electricity (megawatt hour), NG = Natural Gas, NUC = Nuclear, OBG = Other Biomass Gas, OBL = Other Biomass Liquid, OBS = Other Biomass Solid, OG = Other Gas, OTH = Other, PC = Petroleum Coke, PRG = Process Gas, PUR = Purchased Steam, RFO = Residual Fuel Oil, SGC = Coal-Derived Synthesis Gas, SLW = Sludge Waste, SUB = Subbituminous Coal, SUN = Solar, TDF = Tire-Derived Fuel, WAT = Water, WC = Waste Coal, WDL = Wood Waste Liquid, WDS = Wood Waste Solid, WH = Waste Heat, WND = Wind, WO = Waste Oil

7. Delete features that intersect non-coastal states and the 34 features with no LAT/LON info

8. Run the Find Identical Tool based on the fields LAT and LON and delete the duplicates

9. Add Unknown for any attributes missing a value for primaryFuel and primaryFuelCategory

10. Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2016-02-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Coastal Energy Facilities

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52768
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-05-31 11:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-09-28 12:13+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27