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NREL Alternative Fueling Stations

Overview

The data in the Alternative Fueling Station dataset are gathered and verified through a variety of methods. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) obtains information about new stations from trade media, Clean Cities coordinators, the Submit New Station form on the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) website, and through collaborating with infrastructure equipment and fuel providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and industry groups.

Attributes

access_type

A description of who is allowed to access the station. Either public or private.

string
hours_of_operation

Hours of operation for the station.

string
access_detail

A description of other station access information.

string
payment_methods

An array of strings enumerating the station's accepted payment methods.

array
date_last_confirmed

The date the station's details were last confirmed.

string
expected_date

For planned stations, the date the station is expected to open or start carrying alternative fuel. For temporarily unavailable stations, the expected date is the date the station is expected to reopen. This date is estimated but not guaranteed.

string
nrel_station_id

Unique NREL station identifier.

integer
open_date

The date that the station began offering the fuel. Please note that most LPG (propane) stations do not have open dates. Some open dates are approximate. Also note that some electric station records that are imported to the Station Locator do not have open dates. See the About the Alternative Fueling Station Data page for more information: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/data_methods_stations.html.

string
owner_type

The type of organization that owns the fueling infrastructure.

string
status

The current status of the station.

string
station_name

The name of the station.

string
station_phone

The phone number of the station.

string
updated_at

The time the station's details were last updated.

string
facility_type

The type of facility at which the station is located.

string
geocode_accuracy

A rating indicating the approximate accuracy of the latitude and longitude for the station's address.

string
street_address

The street address of the station's location.

string
city

The city of the station's location.

string
state

The two character code for the U.S. state or Canadian province/territory of the station's location.

string
zip

The zip code (postal code) of the station's location.

string
zip4

The plus-4 portion of the station's ZIP code (U.S. ZIP codes only).

string
country

The two character country code of the station's location.

string
intersection_directions

Brief additional information about how to locate the station.

string
federal_agency

If the station is owned by a federal agency, the federal agency that owns this station.

string
lpg_station_type

For propane stations, the type of station. A propane station is considered Primary because it meets the following criteria, developed based on feedback from the propane industry: (1) The station is staffed and able to fuel vehicles during normal business hours (e.g., 8am-5pm M-F), and does not require drivers to call ahead; (2) The station can fill vehicles at a rate of 8-12 gallons per minute or faster, or at a rate similar to filling a gasoline vehicle; and (3) The station accepts credit cards or fleet cards. The station is otherwise considered Secondary.

string
lpg_nozzle_types

For propane stations, an array of strings identifying the type of nozzles available at the station.

array
lng_renewable_source

For liquefied natural gas stations, the type of renewable energy used to generate LNG on-site.

string
lng_vehicle_class

For liquefied natural gas stations, the maximum vehicle size that can physically access the fueling infrastructure.

string
hy_is_retail

For hydrogen stations, whether a station offers the retail sale of hydrogen by accepting payment at the point of sale.

boolean
hy_pressures

For hydrogen stations, an array of integers identifying the pressures of the hydrogen available (in bar).

array
hy_standards

For hydrogen stations, an array of strings identifying which SAE International fueling protocol standards the infrastructure meets.

array
hy_status_url

For hydrogen stations, a link to a website that provides up-to-date information about the current status of this hydrogen station.

string
ev_connector_types

For propane stations, an array of strings identifying the type of nozzles available at the station.

array
ev_dc_fast_num

For electric stations, the number of DC Fast Chargers.

integer
ev_level1_evse_num

For electric stations, the number of Level 1 EVSE (standard 110V outlet).

integer
ev_level2_evse_num

For electric stations, the number of Level 2 EVSE (J1772 connector).

integer
ev_network

For electric stations, the name of the EVSE network, if applicable.

string
ev_network_url

For electric stations, the EVSE network's Web site, if applicable.

string
ev_network_station_id

The identifier for the station provided by its network, if available.

string
ev_other_evse

For electric stations, an array including the number and type of additional EVSE.

array
ev_pricing

For electric stations, information about whether and how much users must pay to use the EVSE.

string
ev_renewable_source

For electric stations, the type of renewable energy used to generate electricity on-site.

string
e85_blender_pump

For ethanol stations, an indication of whether the station has a blender pump capable of providing mid-level ethanol blends on site.

boolean
e85_other_ethanol_blends

For ethanol stations, an array of strings identifying the ranges of blends other than E85 available at the station.

array
cng_dispenser_num

For compressed natural gas stations, the number of compressed natural gas dispensers installed.

integer
cng_fill_type

For compressed natural gas stations, the type of dispensing capability available.

string
cng_psi

For compressed natural gas stations, an array of integers listing the pressures available (in PSI).

array
cng_renewable_source

For compressed natural gas stations, the type of renewable energy used to generate compressed natural gas on-site.

string
cng_total_compression

For compressed natural gas stations, the total compressor capacity per compressor, measured in standard cubic feet per minute (scfm).

integer
cng_total_storage

For compressed natural gas stations, the total storage capacity, measured in standard cubic feet (scf).

integer
cng_vehicle_class

For compressed natural gas stations, the maximum vehicle size that can physically access the fueling infrastructure.

string
bd_blends

For biodiesel stations, an array of strings listing the levels of biodiesel blends the station provides.

array
fuel_type

The type of alternative fuel the station provides.

string