Western Electricity Coordinating Council

​Environmental Data Viewer

WECC explores ways to transform land, wildlife, cultural, historical, archaeological and water resource data into a form useable in Transmission Expansion Planning. The ability to visualize land data and analyze that data to reveal relationships, patterns and trends is important in determining where to place new transmission.

This web mapping application provides the ability to view and access the environmental/cultural risk classification Data Layers developed by WECC stakeholders as part of the Regional Transmission Expansion Planning project funded through a grant from the US Department of Energy. The Data Layers available through this application are intended for use in regional transmission expansion planning; siting level analyses for specific transmission projects, while they may employ some of the same data sets used here, will require other, project level data sets and consideration.

Additional information about the data viewer can be viewed by launching the application and click About and More Details.