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How a Comprehensive US Infrastructure Database Comes to You: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

For background, The C Three Group, which Yes Energy acquired in October 2023, began creating and maintaining databases of US infrastructure projects in the early 2000s, during the Wild West days of Enron-level mergers and acquisitions. Our team has seen numerous industry changes and tracked them all in three databases.

What Power Infrastructure Databases Do We Maintain?

Currently, we have three US infrastructure databases – one for electric transmission and major distribution projects, one for electric generation projects, and one for load centers. We’ve built each from the bottom up, gleaning information from dozens of North American sources. Then, we collate the information in a user-friendly, cohesive format. 

3 US infrastructure databases that drive the information

Who Uses This Data? 

More than 120 client organizations rely on our Infrastructure Insights data, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency (FERC). 

What Types of Information on US Power Infrastructure Projects Do We Track? 

we are tracking continuously and comprehensively

We pull data from over 2,000 sources to add and update projects including:

  • 7,000 generation projects
  • 11,000 transmission projects
  • 1,500 data center and crypto mining projects
  • 1,200 oil and gas infrastructure projects.

We track data from renewables, pump storage, and battery storage as well. 

Our databases include project details such as: 

  • Location
  • Project type
  • Ownership information
  • Status/status history
  • Plant/line characteristics and equipment information
  • Timeline
  • PPA/offtake information for plants
  • Related news 

How Do You Know You Can Rely on This Data?

We don’t use just one data point – we look at multiple facets. For example, we don’t just pull Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) data and upload it into the database – we research each detail to answer questions such as: 

  • Has the project filed for local permitting?
  • Does it have to go through FERC for permitting?
  • Is it looking for tax abatements?
  • Does it have to go through county planning groups?

Once we’ve verified a project, we track it continuously – we don’t just enter the data and forget about it. This applies to projects ranging in size from a 138 kV substation in the Dallas suburbs to the SunZia Transmission Project in New Mexico.

every project is updated

How Can You Use This Data? 

C Three US infrastructure databases

Many clients use our databases of US infrastructure projects as a business development tool for strategic planning or merger and acquisition support to understand forward-looking industry trends. Others use it as a sales tool to find projects in the early stages of asset development they’re considering, for example as engineers, asset developers, asset managers, or construction contractors.

In addition, this information can help financial transmission rights traders better understand how grid changes may impact long-term positions. 

Finally, clients use our data to determine the growth in load and how that will impact pricing. 


While you could attempt to collate and confirm this information yourself each day, our entire full-time team collaborates to bring you the most comprehensive US infrastructure data so you can grow your business. In addition to updating infrastructure project information, our team of analysts is also available to provide in-depth market insights and answer your data-related questions. 

Learn more about this dataset or talk to our team about scheduling a demo so you can see it in action.

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