RE-Powering Site Profile

RE-Powering Site Profile Page

EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative encourages the reuse of current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites for renewable energy development, when such development is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. The Initiative identifies the renewable energy potential of these sites and provides other useful resources for communities, developers, industry, state and local governments or anyone interested in reusing these sites for renewable energy development.

The following site profile was generated from data included in the RE-Powering Mapper tool. The Mapper makes it possible to view EPA's information about renewable energy potential on contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites. The sites were identified using screening criteria developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Over 190,000 sites have been screened. As part of this effort, EPA included Federally tracked sites and collaborated with 22 state agencies (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawai’i, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin) to include their readily available data. The Initiative intends to update and expand the number of states included in the Mapper periodically. This data collection and screening was last performed in August 2021. For more complete information about the screening process and data, please consult the User Guide and Data Documentation.

This site profile contains basic information about the site, resource availability and capacity, installation scale capacity, proximity to infrastructure, and electricity demand. At the end is a table that presents the screening criteria used to determine the installation scale capacity.

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Site Information
Proximity to Infrastructure & Electricity Demand
Screening Criteria

       



Site Information




Proximity to Infrastructure & Electricity Demand




Screening Criteria

Renewable Energy Type and Scale Estimated RE Project Capacity Range Renewable Energy Resource Availability Acreage (acres) Distance to Transmission (miles) Distance to Graded Roads (miles)
Solar PV   Global Horizontal Irradiance

(kWh/m2/day)

     

Utility scale PV

≥ 5 MW

N/A

≥ 35

≤ 10

≤ 10

Distributed scale PV

< 5 MW

N/A

< 35

N/A

N/A

Off-grid PV***

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Unknown Acreage PV****

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wind

 

Wind speed (m/s)*****

     

Utility scale wind

≥ 15 MW

5.5 m/s at 80 m

≥ 1,200

≤ 5

≤ 10

Community scale wind

1.5 MW - 15 MW

5.5 m/s at 80 m

40 - 1,200

N/A

≤ 1

Facility scale wind

<1.5 MW

5.0 m/s at 40 m

0.5 - 40

N/A

N/A

Unknown Acreage wind****

N/A

5.5 m/s at 80 m

N/A

N/A

N/A

Biomass

 

Biomass potential

within 50 miles

(metric tons/year)

     

Biopower

> 10 MW

≥ 150,000 (woody)

≥ 6

≤ 10

≤ 3 road; ≤ 8 rail

Biorefinery

> 20 MMgal/year

≥ 286,000 (herbaceous)

≥ 132

N/A

≤ 3 road; ≤ 8 rail

Geothermal

 

Permafrost Presence

 

Heat pump

N/A

Absence of glacier or continuous permafrost

Acreage and distance variables are not included in the prescreening.

*MW is megawatts, MMgal/year is million gallons per year.
** Transmission lines are typically defined as power lines with voltages greater than or equal to 69kV
***Off-grid does not include no acreage sites and would not be connected to the grid for the purpose of this screening criteria
****Acreage information is not readily available for these sites; this is the only category they are included in
***** Wind speed is represented in meters per second (m/s) at heights of 40 and 80 m, as specified for each resource type.
N/A not applicable