The Candidate Resilience Hub Mapping Tool (beta) allows users to explore opportunities for resilience hubs in communities throughout California. This interactive map contains information about potential resilience hub building sites, local populations, and local climate risks. This tool was developed as part of a collaborative project between PSE Healthy Energy, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, and Communities for a Better Environment to identify opportunities for resilience hubs throughout California.
The Public Safety Power Shutoff Map displays the frequency and duration of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) outages in California by aggregating and visualizing data from the state’s six investor-owned utilities. This data is paired with selected economic, demographic, and climate vulnerability information for each census tract. Viewers can focus on regions or populations of interest by filtering the data by county, utility, CalEnviroScreen score percentile, and more. It is important to note that PSPS events are only one type of outage impacting communities and one of the only types of outage in California required to make data available that allows for census-tract level mapping.
The California Wildfire Interactive Visualizations consists of interactive maps and graphs that provide an opportunity to explore the spatial and temporal complexity of the wildfire data presented in our July 2020 report, ‘The Public Health Dimensions of California Wildfire and Wildfire Prevention, Mitigation and Suppression’, which outlines trends in wildfire frequency and severity, discusses mitigation strategies to reduce wildfire risk, and examines the public health dimensions of wildfires and wildfire mitigation in California.
The California Solar Map is an interactive mapping tool that visualizes data on distributed solar (PV) adoption in California. The data include distributed solar deployment rates by census tract, environmental justice (EJ) group, utility service territory, and historical data by year (1998-2017).
For the Energy Storage Peaker Plant Replacement Project, we identify peaker power plants across nine states that may be prime candidates for replacement based on operational and grid characteristics, and whose replacement may yield the greatest health, environment and equity co-benefits. Findings for Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Texas are available. These findings include state-level summaries, interactive data visualization tools, technical documentation, and a summary of the policy and electricity market landscape.
The California Power Map is a mapping tool that provides, compares and visualizes data on California’s fossil fuel and bioenergy power plants. These data include the location of the plants, the demographics of nearby populations, and historical data about operations and greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions (2010-present) for all California fossil fuel and bioenergy plants 10 megawatts and larger.
This interactive map for California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program displays data on multifamily affordable homes in California to facilitate access to clean energy for low-income tenants.
PSE is continually working on new tools. Check back for updates.