HSIP - Power Plants

 Last updated on 4/1/2014 3:37:40 PM.


This data layer in WFDSS is from the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) Gold 2010 version. HSIP Gold 2010 is a unified inventory of homeland infrastructure foundational geospatial data assembled by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in partnership with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for use by the Homeland Security/Homeland Defense (HLS/HD) Community. It is a compilation of the best available Federal government and commercial proprietary data.

Data Input

This feature class is from the HSIP Gold 2010 Infrastructure ArcGIS 9.3 energy geodatabase.

The following processing steps were followed to edit the original shapefile for use within WFDSS:

  1. Selected records where the value for the attribute field "OP_CAP" (Operating capacity) were greater than zero.
  2. Used electric generating units layer (HSIP 2010) and selected records where the attribute field "status" equaled "operating" (this layer has multiple points for every power plant, so use only to identify the associated plants that are in operation).
  3. Used "Select by location" to find the points from the electric power plants that are identical to the selected points in the generating units layer.
  4. Kept only the points in US and US Territories.
  5. Re-projected the resulting layer to GCS NAD 83.

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.

Data Information





HSIP Geodatabase Name:


Feature Class:

Electric Generating Units and Electric Power Generation Plants

Feature Type



Relevant Websites and References

Power Plants (HSIP) GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Amanda Rumsey
Data Scientist, Wildland Fire Management, RD&A
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Susan McClendon
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
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Jill Kuenzi
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Joseph Kafka
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Andrew Bailey
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Skip Edel
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Julie Osterkamp
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Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email