Heat Rate

Dataset

Name Value
Catalog Link
Metadata Link
Data: JSON 100 Rows
Data: CSV 100 Rows
Host data.austintexas.gov
Id ekzc-6qg9
Name Heat Rate
Attribution Austin Energy
Category Utility
Tags “heat rate”, btu
Created 2015-08-17T14:50:44Z
Publication Date 2016-07-07T20:09:30Z

Description

The heat rate is the number of British Thermal Units (BTU) needed to produce a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity. In other words, the average heat rate is a measurement of how efficiently a generating unit converts fuel into electricity. The lower the heat rate, the higher the efficiency.

The system average heat rate will vary somewhat year-to-year due to a number of factors including outages and market conditions. The approximately one percent increase for FY 2012 was primarily due to lower demand and lower natural gas prices which resulted in lower dispatch of Fayette Power Project (FPP). The reduced levels of production mean that units operated at lower, less efficient levels.

Columns

| Included | Schema Type    | Field Name                                  | Name                                          | Data Type | Render Type |
| ======== | ============== | =========================================== | ============================================= | ========= | =========== |
| Yes      | time           | fiscal_year                                 | Fiscal Year                                   | number    | number      |
| Yes      | numeric metric | system_annual_average_heat_rate_btu_net_kwh | System annual average heat rate (BTU/net kWh) | number    | number      |

Time Field

Value = fiscal_year
Format & Zone = yyyy

Data Commands

series e:ekzc-6qg9 d:2013-01-01T00:00:00.000Z m:system_annual_average_heat_rate_btu_net_kwh=9972

series e:ekzc-6qg9 d:2012-01-01T00:00:00.000Z m:system_annual_average_heat_rate_btu_net_kwh=10050

series e:ekzc-6qg9 d:2011-01-01T00:00:00.000Z m:system_annual_average_heat_rate_btu_net_kwh=9943

Meta Commands

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Top Records

| fiscal_year | system_annual_average_heat_rate_btu_net_kwh | 
| =========== | =========================================== | 
| 2013        | 9972                                        | 
| 2012        | 10050                                       | 
| 2011        | 9943                                        | 
| 2010        | 9884                                        | 
| 2009        | 9810                                        | 
| 2008        | 9803                                        | 
| 2007        | 9837                                        | 
| 2006        | 10040                                       | 
| 2014        | 10005                                       |