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Energy Maps

Helping California residents become more involved in decisions about how energy infrastructure projects are built in their communities.

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What We Are Doing

Helping California residents become more involved in decisions about how energy infrastructure projects are built in their communities.

The map depicts proposed projects such as solar and wind power plants, transmission lines, and gas pipelines, providing an early warning system for citizens and municipal governments about what’s being planned for their communities.

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Why We Are Doing It

Our research aims to identify the challenges and questions new energy infrastructure projects raise for communities.

Utilizing traditional data collection methods along side social network data collection and analysis, the project hopes to provide a deeper understanding of the complex factors driving new energy infrastructure conflicts in California.

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Recent Articles, May 2015

Here is a quick round up of some of our favorite energy reading for the month of May … .


“SunEdison Awarded 33 Megawatt Deal To Modernize The Grid In Southern California With Solar”

SunEdison, Inc., the worldr’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has been awarded contracts to build 33 megawatts (MW) DC of rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility company’s latest round of solar procurement. The solar systems will be built on rooftops throughout the Orange County and Inland Empire industrial corridors as part of SCE’s plan to upgrade and modernize the grid for customers in densely populated metro areas and reduce power interruptions during periods of peak demand. Read the Full Article

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“Now You Can Find Energy Projects Proposed For Your Neighborhood”

Chris Clarke reviews the Energy Maps project on KCET’s ReWire

Here’s an interesting new tool for Californians who want to learn if any power plants, transmission lines, and pipelines are planned for their favorite places … Read the Full ReWire Article .

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Energy Maps Project Count

  • Solar Generation 201
  • Wind Generation 19
  • Other Renewable Generation 12
  • Natural Gas Generation 13
  • Transmission Lines 28
  • Transmission Substations 7
  • Oil / Gas Wells 5890
  • Rail and Pipeline 7
Count Updated: 2015/03/24