Thursday, September 04, 2014

Updated Arizona energy profile

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has updated Arizona’s state profile with new monthly data and analysis.  According to the message they sent me, "the updated information includes price, supply, and consumption data for electricity, petroleum, and natural gas resources." The site provides an online interactive map with a wide range of data layers ranging from power plants, pipelines, transmission lines, processing facilities, and fossil and renewable energy resources.

Some quick facts from the Arizona page:
    • Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, rated at 3,937 net megawatts, is the largest nuclear power plant in the nation.
    • Arizona ranked second in the nation in utility-scale electricity generation from solar energy in 2013.
    • Arizona, the 15th most populous state in 2012, ranked 43rd in per capita energy consumption, partly because of the state’s small industrial sector.
    • Arizona's only operating coal mine, Kayenta, on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, supplies the 7-to-8 million short tons burned annually by the Navajo Generating Station's three 750-megawatt units.
    • Arizona's Renewable Environmental Standard requires 15% of the state’s electricity consumed in 2025 to come from renewable energy resources; in 2013, 7.8 % of Arizona’s net electricity generation came from renewable resources, primarily from the Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams.
    • Twenty-five percent of the energy consumed in Arizona homes is for air conditioning, which is more than four times the national average of 6 percent, according to EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey. 
    Also, they note that Arizona’s album on EIA’s Flickr page provides access all of EIA’s data graphics related to Arizona’s energy sector.

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