Form EIA-767 collects information annually from all U.S. plants with a total existing or planned organic-fueled or combustible renewable steam-electric unit that has a generator nameplate rating of 10 megawatts or larger. This report is used for economic analyses conducted by the Department of Energy. The data from this form appear in the Electric Power Annual and the Annual Energy Review. The data collected on this form are used to monitor the current status and trends in the electric power industry and to evaluate the future of the industry.
A Form EIA-767 must be completed and filed for each existing, under-construction, or planned U.S. organic-fueled or combustible renewable steam-electric generating plant with a nameplate capacity of 10 or more megawatts regardless of current ownership and/or operation.
If plant has a nameplate capacity of 100 megawatts or greater, complete the entire Form EIA-767.
If plant has a nameplate capacity of at least 10 megawatts but less than 100 megawatts, complete Schedules 1, 2, 4 (Part A, D, and E), 5, 7 and 8 (Part A and B). Schedule 10, “Footnotes,” is required when applicable.
RESPONSE DUE DATE
No later than April 30 following the close of the reporting year.
METHODS OF FILING RESPONSE
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Organic-fueled or combustible renewable steam-electric
10 to less than 100 megawatts
Schedules 1, 2, 4 (Part A, D, and E), 5, 7, and 8
(Part A and B)
Verify all preprinted information. If incorrect, revise the incorrect entry and provide the correct information. In addition, provide an explanation for any changes to pre-printed data in the Schedule 10. Provide any missing information.
Complete applicable schedules for organic fuels, depending on capacity. For determining plant capacity, include waste-heat units with auxiliary firing. Do not include waste-heat units without auxiliary firing or auxiliary, house, or startup boilers. A separate Form EIA-767 must be submitted for each qualifying plant. Planned equipment is defined, for reporting purposes, as equipment that is on order and expected to go into commercial service within 5 years.
If a report is to be submitted for a plant that has not been assigned an EIA utility-plant code, call the EIA contact identified on page i of the instructions.
The form is designed for reporting at two levels: Schedules 2 and 3 request information at the plant level. Schedules 4 through 9 request information at the equipment level (i.e., generator, boiler, flue gas particulate collector, etc.).
Schedule 10 is for footnotes. Footnotes must be provided where instructed, or when additional explanation is requested. Information reported on this form that is inconsistent with other information filed with EIA should be explained in a footnote.
If the information provided is correct indicate in the box, “CHECK IF PRE-PRINTED DATA ARE CORRECT” at the bottom of the page. If the entire page is not applicable, then indicate in the box “CHECK IF PAGE NOT APPLICABLE” at the bottom of the page.
Information provided on this form should be for the calendar year indicated in the upper left-hand corner of each page of the form. Design information should be current as of December 31st of the reporting year.
Information provided should be actual data to the extent possible. If actual data are not available, enter estimated values. Do not put an “E” or any other annotation next to estimated values. If you cannot provide an estimate, enter “EN” for estimate not available.
Quantitative information should be reported to the nearest whole number (no decimal points) unless otherwise indicated. Do not use commas in numerical entries.
All design data should reflect the current or planned configuration of equipment.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Continued
Enter the data in the unit of measurement requested. For example, if the actual cost is $14,586,625.43, and you are requested to report on the form in thousand dollars, then enter 14587.
If the plant or units are jointly owned, the plant operator (respondent) must submit the report for the entire plant, not just for the portion owned by any single owner.
The data reported on this form must be consistent with the corresponding data reported on other Energy Information Administration forms, e.g., total annual steam-electric generation reported on Schedule 5 of this form should equal the annual steam-electric generation reported on Form EIA-906, “Power Plant Report.” Maximum generator nameplate rating should be the same as the nameplate rating reported on Form EIA-860, “Annual Electric Generator Report.”
For line 1, Company Name, verify the name. This item represents the full legal name of the plant operator.
For line 2, Current Address of Principal Business Office, verify the principal name and address. Include an attention line, room number, building designation, etc.
For line 4, Plant Code, plant code may not be changed. If you have questions regarding the plant code, please call or e-mail the survey manager.
For line 5, Plant Status, and line 6, Plant Type, check the appropriate status and type.
For line7, State, insert the appropriate two-letter U.S. Postal Service abbreviation.
Schedule 2. Plant Configuration
Identification information should be a code commonly used by plant management for that equipment (e.g., “2,” “A101,” “7B,” etc.). Select a code for each piece of equipment and use it for that equipment throughout this form. The code should be a maximum of six characters long and should conform to codes reported for the same equipment (especially generators) on other EIA forms. Do not use blanks in the code. Do not enter “NA” for those lines that are not applicable. Organic plants under 100 MW should only complete lines 1, 2, 3, and if applicable, 5 and 6. Planned equipment that is on order and expected to go into commercial service within 5 years must be reported. If two or more pieces of equipment (e.g., two generators) are associated with a single boiler, report each identification code, separated by commas, under the appropriate boiler. Do not change preprinted equipment identification.
For line 1, using each boiler as a starting point, complete the entire column under the boiler identification with the requested information on each piece of associated existing or planned equipment (e.g., generators, cooling systems, etc.). Report waste-heat boilers with auxiliary firing. Do not report waste-heat boilers without auxiliary firing, or auxiliary house or startup boilers. A waste-heat boiler is a boiler that receives all or a substantial portion of its energy input from the noncombustible exhaust gases of a separate fuel-burning process. Combined cycle units with auxiliary firing report the heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) on line1.
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Schedule 2. Plant Configuration (Continued)
For lines 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, if a piece of equipment (e.g., a generator or a cooling system) serves two or more boilers, repeat the identification information for that equipment under each appropriate boiler.
For line 2, Associated Generator(s), do not report auxiliary, house, or emergency generators. Multiple generators operated as a single unit (e.g., cross compound and topping generators) should be identified as a group with one identification code. Combined cycle units with auxiliary firing report only the steam generators. Do not report the combustion turbine portion of the combined cycle unit.
For line 3, Generator Associations with Boiler as Actual or Theoretical, indicate “A” for actual association during year or “T” for theoretical associations.
For line 4, Associated Cooling System(s), a cooling system is an equipment system that provides water to the condensers and includes water intakes and outlets, cooling towers and ponds, pumps, and pipes. Identify a single plant cooling system, not separate systems, unless systems are physically separated, e.g., have separate water intake and outlet structures, where each system can be operated independently.
For line 5, Associated Flue Gas Particulate Collector(s), if a combination particulate collector is associated with a single boiler, identify the collectors as a single group. If the particulate collector also removes sulfur dioxide, identify the unit in lines 5 and 6 using the same identification code.
For line 6, Associated Flue Gas Desulfurization Units(s), for reporting purposes identify an associated flue gas desulfurization unit to include all the trains (or modules) associated with a single boiler. If the flue gas desulfurization unit also removes particulate matter, identify the unit in lines 5 and 6 using the same identification code
For line 7, Associated Stack(s), a stack is defined as a tall, vertical structure containing one or more flues used to discharge products of combustion into the atmosphere.
For line 8, Associated Flue(s), a flue is defined as an enclosed passageway within a stack for directing products of combustion to the atmosphere. For stacks with multiple flues, report in one column all flues that serve the boiler identified in line 1. Separate multiple entries with commas. If the stack has a single flue, use the stack identification for the flue identification.
Schedule 3. Plant Information, Part A. Annual Byproduct Disposition and
Useful Thermal Output
If no byproduct was produced, enter “NA” in column (f) for this item. If a byproduct is disposed of at no cost, enter the quantity of the byproduct under the appropriate column and make a footnote entry on Schedule 10 stating that no money was exchanged for the quantity indicated. If there was a cost for disposal, make sure there is a corresponding entry on Schedule 3, Part B, for collection and/or disposal costs. Costs for gypsum disposal (line 4) should be reported on Schedule 3, Part B, line 5, column (b), with a footnote entry on Schedule 10. Entries on Schedule 3, Part A, “Byproducts Sold,” column (d), must be compatible with entries on Schedule 3, Section B, lines 11 through 16, “Byproduct Sales Revenue.” If the byproduct was distributed in several different ways (for example, the byproduct was placed in a landfill and then later sold), report the end disposition of the byproduct and provide a footnote on Schedule 10 explaining all previous dispositions.
For line 6, check the appropriate box to indicate a topping cycle or a bottoming cycle system. Check “NA” if not a cogeneration facility.
ITEM-BY-ITEM INSTRUCTIONS Continued
Schedule 3. Plant Information, Part A. Annual Byproduct Disposition and
Useful Thermal Output (continued)
For line 7, enter Useful Thermal Output. (Useful Thermal Output is the thermal energy made available in a combined-heat-and-power system for use in any industrial or commercial process, heating or cooling application, or delivered to other end users, i.e., total thermal energy made available for processes and applications other than electrical generation.)
For line 8, How was the Useful Thermal Output used, check the appropriate box(es).
Schedule 3. Plant Information, Part B. Financial Information
All entries should be reported in thousand dollars to the nearest whole number.
For all Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Expenditures During Year, costs should be provided for both collection and disposal of the indicated byproducts. If the collection and disposal costs cannot be separated, place the total cost under collection (column (a)), place an “EN” (estimate not available) under disposal (column (b)), and a footnote on Schedule 10 indicating that the costs cannot be separated. All operation and maintenance expenditures should exclude depreciation expense, cost of electricity consumed, and fuel differential expense (i.e., extra costs of cleaner, thus more expensive fuel). Include all contract and self-service pollution abatement operation and maintenance expenditures for each line item.
For line 1, Fly Ash, and line 2, Bottom Ash, expenditures cover all material and labor costs including equipment operation and maintenance costs (such as particulate collectors, conveyers, hoppers, etc.) associated with the collection and disposal of the byproducts.
For line 3, Flue Gas Desulfurization, expenditures cover all material and labor costs including equipment operation and maintenance costs associated with the collection and disposal of the sulfur byproduct. The total for line 3, columns (a) plus (b) (Flue Gas Desulfurization Collection and Disposal Costs) should be greater than or equal to the combination of all totals reported on Schedule 8, Part A, line 13 (Flue Gas Desulfurization Operation and Maintenance Expenditures During Year).
For line 4, Water Pollution Abatement, expenditures cover all operation and maintenance costs for material and/or supplies and labor costs including equipment operation and maintenance (pumps, pipes, settling ponds, monitoring equipment, etc.), chemicals, and contracted disposal costs. Collection costs include any expenditure incurred once the water that is used at the plant is drawn from its source. Begin calculating expenditures at the point of the water intake. Disposal costs include any expenditures incurred once the water that is used at the plant is discharged. Begin calculating disposal expenditures at the water outlet (i.e., cooling costs).
For line 5, Other Pollution Abatement, operation and maintenance expenditures are those not allocated to one particular expenditure (e.g., expenditures to operate an environmental protection office or lab). Include expenses for conducting environmental studies for expansion or reduction of operation. Exclude all expenses for health, safety, employee comfort (OSHA), environmental aesthetics, research and development, taxes, fines, permits, legal fees, Superfund taxes, and contributions. Define other pollution abatement(s) in a footnote(s) on Schedule 10.
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Schedule 3. Plant Information, Part B. Financial Information (Continued)
For Capital Expenditures for New Structures and Equipment During Year, Excluding Land and Interest Expense, report all pollution abatement capital expenditures for new structures and/or equipment made during the reporting year regardless of the date they may become operational. Lines 7, 8, 9, and 10 should not be left blank. Enter “EN” if an estimate is not available, and “NA” if the item is not applicable. Specify the nature of the expenditures for these items in a footnote(s) on Schedule 10.
For line 7, Air Pollution Abatement, report new structures and/or equipment purchased to reduce, monitor, or eliminate airborne pollutants, including particulate matter (dust, smoke, fly ash, dirt, etc.), sulfur dioxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, odors, and other pollutants. Examples of air pollution abatement structures/equipment include flue gas particulate collectors, flue gas desulfurization units, continuous emissions monitoring equipment (CEMs), and nitrogen oxide control devices. Specify new structures/equipment in a footnote on Schedule 10.
For line 8, WaterPollution Abatement, report new structures and or equipment purchased to reduce, monitor, or eliminate waterborne pollutants, including chlorine, phosphates, acids, bases, hydrocarbons, sewage, and other pollutants. Examples include structures/equipment used to treat thermal pollution; cooling, boiler, and cooling tower blowdown water; coal pile runoff; and fly ash waste water. Water pollution abatement excludes expenditures for treatment of water prior to use at the plant. Specify new structures/equipment in a footnote on Schedule 10.
For line 9, Solid/Contained Waste, report new structures/equipment purchased to collect and dispose of objectionable solids or contained liquids. Examples include purchases of storage facilities, trucks, etc., to collect, store, and dispose of solid/contained waste. Include equipment used for handling solid/contained waste generated as a result of air and water pollution abatement. Specify new structures/equipment in a footnote on Schedule 10.
For line 10, Other Pollution Abatement, report amortizable expenses and purchases of new structures and or equipment when such purchases are not allocated to a particular unit or item. Examples include charges for the purchases of facilities to control hazardous waste, radiation, and noise pollution. Exclude all equipment purchased for aesthetics purposes. Specify new structures/equipment in a footnote on Schedule 10.
If Byproduct Sales Revenue During Year items are not applicable, place an “NA” in line 16 only. Report under Byproduct Sales Revenue the revenue, if any, for each listed byproduct. Specify “other” revenue in a footnote on Schedule 10. Entries must be compatible with the entries on Schedule 3, Part A, column (d), sold. If the revenue for a byproduct is less than $1,000, leave the item blank and make a footnote entry on Schedule 10. Revenue for gypsum should be reported on Schedule 3, Part B, line 14, with a footnote entry on Schedule 10. Report the total revenue for the sale of byproducts on line 16. If the revenue reported was for the sale of stockpiled byproducts from previous years, make a footnote entry on Schedule 10.
For each Boiler ID fill in the information by fuel code. If a plant uses fuel for reheaters or other fuel combustion devices where the exhaust gases exit the same stack as a main boiler(s), then report this separate fuel consumption under a fictitious boiler(s). Report a fictitious boiler for each stack that the exhaust gases exit. These boilers are to be identified as FB1, FB2, etc. Complete Schedule 4A for each fictitious boiler and include an entry on Schedule 2 showing the boiler(s) and the stack(s) used.
ITEM-BY-ITEM INSTRUCTIONS Continued
Schedule 4. Boiler Information, Part A. Fuel Consumption and Quality (Continued)
If a common fuel feeder serves a group of boilers, so that individual boiler fuel consumption is not metered, estimate individual boiler fuel consumption.
For line 1, Boiler Status, select from the following equipment status codes:
Cancelled (previously reported as “planned”)
New unit under construction
Operating (in commercial service or out of service less than 365 days)
Out of service (365 days or longer)
Planned (on order and expected to go into commercial service within 5 years)
Retired (no longer in service and not expected to be returned to service)
Standby (or inactive reserve, i.e., not normally used, but available for service)
Cold Standby (Reserve); deactivated. Usually requires 3 to 6 months to reactivate
Operating under test conditions (not in commercial service)