Source code for pudl.analysis.epacamd_eia

"""Use the epacamd_eia crosswalk to connect EPA units to EIA generators and other data.

A major use case for this dataset is to identify subplants within plant_ids,
which are the smallest coherent units for aggregation.
Despite the name, plant_id refers to a legal entity that often contains
multiple distinct power plants, even of different technology or fuel types.

EPA CEMS data combines information from several parts of a power plant:
* emissions from smokestacks
* fuel use from combustors
* electricty production from generators
But smokestacks, combustors, and generators can be connected in
complex, many-to-many relationships. This complexity makes attribution difficult for,
as an example, allocating pollution to energy producers.
Furthermore, heterogeneity within plant_ids make aggregation
to the parent entity difficult or inappropriate.

But by analyzing the relationships between combustors and generators,
as provided in the epacamd_eia crosswalk, we can identify distinct power plants.
These are the smallest coherent units of aggregation.

In graph analysis terminology, the crosswalk is a list of edges between nodes
(combustors and generators) in a bipartite graph. The networkx python package provides
functions to analyze this edge list and extract disjoint subgraphs (groups of combustors
and generators that are connected to each other).  These are the distinct power plants.
To avoid a name collision with plant_id, we term these collections 'subplants', and
identify them with a subplant_id that is unique within each plant_id. Subplants are thus
identified with the composite key (plant_id, subplant_id).

Through this analysis, we found that 56% of plant_ids contain multiple distinct
subplants, and 11% contain subplants with different technology types, such as a gas
boiler and gas turbine (not in a combined cycle).

Usage Example:

epacems = pudl.output.epacems.epacems(states=['ID'], years=[2020]) # subset for test
epacamd_eia = pudl_out.epacamd_eia()
filtered_crosswalk = filter_crosswalk(epacamd_eia, epacems)
crosswalk_with_subplant_ids = make_subplant_ids(filtered_crosswalk)

import dask.dataframe as dd
import networkx as nx
import pandas as pd

[docs]def _get_unique_keys(epacems: pd.DataFrame | dd.DataFrame) -> pd.DataFrame: """Get unique unit IDs from CEMS data. Args: epacems (Union[pd.DataFrame, dd.DataFrame]): epacems dataset from pudl.output.epacems.epacems Returns: pd.DataFrame: unique keys from the epacems dataset """ # The purpose of this function is mostly to resolve the # ambiguity between dask and pandas dataframes ids = epacems[["plant_id_eia", "emissions_unit_id_epa"]].drop_duplicates() if isinstance(epacems, dd.DataFrame): ids = ids.compute() return ids
[docs]def filter_crosswalk_by_epacems( crosswalk: pd.DataFrame, epacems: pd.DataFrame | dd.DataFrame ) -> pd.DataFrame: """Inner join unique CEMS units with the epacamd_eia crosswalk. This is essentially an empirical filter on EPA units. Instead of filtering by construction/retirement dates in the crosswalk (thus assuming they are accurate), use the presence/absence of CEMS data to filter the units. Args: crosswalk: epacamd_eia crosswalk unique_epacems_ids (pd.DataFrame): unique ids from _get_unique_keys Returns: The inner join of the epacamd_eia crosswalk and unique epacems units. Adds the global ID column unit_id_epa. """ unique_epacems_ids = _get_unique_keys(epacems) key_map = unique_epacems_ids.merge( crosswalk, on=["plant_id_eia", "emissions_unit_id_epa"], how="inner", ) return key_map
[docs]def filter_out_boiler_rows(crosswalk: pd.DataFrame) -> pd.DataFrame: """Remove rows that represent graph edges between generators and boilers. Args: crosswalk (pd.DataFrame): epacamd_eia crosswalk Returns: pd.DataFrame: the epacamd_eia crosswalk with boiler rows (many/one-to-many) removed """ crosswalk = crosswalk.drop_duplicates( subset=["plant_id_eia", "emissions_unit_id_epa", "generator_id"] ) return crosswalk
[docs]def _prep_for_networkx(crosswalk: pd.DataFrame) -> pd.DataFrame: """Make surrogate keys for combustors and generators. Args: crosswalk (pd.DataFrame): epacamd_eia crosswalk Returns: pd.DataFrame: copy of epacamd_eia crosswalk with new surrogate ID columns 'combustor_id' and 'generator_id' """ prepped = crosswalk.copy() # networkx can't handle composite keys, so make surrogates prepped["combustor_id"] = prepped.groupby( by=["plant_id_eia", "emissions_unit_id_epa"] ).ngroup() # node IDs can't overlap so add (max + 1) prepped["generator_id"] = ( prepped.groupby(by=["plant_id_eia", "generator_id"]).ngroup() + prepped["combustor_id"].max() + 1 ) return prepped
[docs]def _subplant_ids_from_prepped_crosswalk(prepped: pd.DataFrame) -> pd.DataFrame: """Use networkx graph analysis to create subplant IDs from crosswalk edge list. Args: prepped (pd.DataFrame): epacamd_eia crosswalked passed through _prep_for_networkx() Returns: pd.DataFrame: copy of epacamd_eia crosswalk plus new column 'global_subplant_id' """ graph = nx.from_pandas_edgelist( prepped, source="combustor_id", target="generator_id", edge_attr=True, ) for i, node_set in enumerate(nx.connected_components(graph)): subgraph = graph.subgraph(node_set) assert nx.algorithms.bipartite.is_bipartite( subgraph ), f"non-bipartite: i={i}, node_set={node_set}" nx.set_edge_attributes(subgraph, name="global_subplant_id", values=i) return nx.to_pandas_edgelist(graph)
[docs]def _convert_global_id_to_composite_id( crosswalk_with_ids: pd.DataFrame, ) -> pd.DataFrame: """Convert global_subplant_id to a composite key (plant_id_eia, subplant_id). The composite key will be much more stable (though not fully stable!) in time. The global ID changes if ANY unit or generator changes, whereas the compound key only changes if units/generators change within that specific plant. A global ID could also tempt users into using it as a crutch, even though it isn't stable. A compound key should discourage that behavior. Args: crosswalk_with_ids (pd.DataFrame): crosswalk with global_subplant_id, as from _subplant_ids_from_prepped_crosswalk() Raises: ValueError: if crosswalk_with_ids has a MultiIndex Returns: pd.DataFrame: copy of crosswalk_with_ids with an added column: 'subplant_id' """ if isinstance(crosswalk_with_ids.index, pd.MultiIndex): raise ValueError( f"Input crosswalk must have single level index. Given levels: {crosswalk_with_ids.index.names}" ) reindexed = crosswalk_with_ids.reset_index() # copy idx_name = if idx_name is None: # Indices with no name (None) are set to a pandas default name ('index'), which # could (though probably won't) change. idx_col = reindexed.columns.symmetric_difference(crosswalk_with_ids.columns)[ 0 ] # get index name else: idx_col = idx_name composite_key: pd.Series = reindexed.groupby("plant_id_eia", as_index=False).apply( lambda x: x.groupby("global_subplant_id").ngroup() ) # Recombine. Could use index join but I chose to reindex, sort and assign. # Errors like mismatched length will raise exceptions, which is good. # drop the outer group, leave the reindexed row index composite_key.reset_index(level=0, drop=True, inplace=True) composite_key.sort_index(inplace=True) # put back in same order as reindexed reindexed["subplant_id"] = composite_key # restore original index reindexed.set_index(idx_col, inplace=True) # restore values reindexed.index.rename(idx_name, inplace=True) # restore original name return reindexed
[docs]def filter_crosswalk( crosswalk: pd.DataFrame, epacems: pd.DataFrame | dd.DataFrame ) -> pd.DataFrame: """Remove unmapped crosswalk rows or duplicates due to m2m boiler relationships. Args: crosswalk (pd.DataFrame): The epacamd_eia crosswalk. epacems (Union[pd.DataFrame, dd.DataFrame]): Emissions data. Must contain columns named ["plant_id_eia", "emissions_unit_id_epa"] Returns: pd.DataFrame: A filtered copy of epacamd_eia crosswalk """ filtered_crosswalk = filter_out_boiler_rows(crosswalk) key_map = filter_crosswalk_by_epacems(filtered_crosswalk, epacems) return key_map
[docs]def make_subplant_ids(crosswalk: pd.DataFrame) -> pd.DataFrame: """Identify sub-plants in the EPA/EIA crosswalk graph. Any row filtering should be done before this step. Usage Example: epacems = pudl.output.epacems.epacems(states=['ID']) # small subset for quick test epacamd_eia = pudl_out.epacamd_eia() filtered_crosswalk = filter_crosswalk(epacamd_eia, epacems) crosswalk_with_subplant_ids = make_subplant_ids(filtered_crosswalk) Note that sub-plant ids should be used in conjunction with `plant_id_eia` vs. `plant_id_epa` because the former is more granular and integrated into CEMS during the transform process. Args: crosswalk (pd.DataFrame): The epacamd_eia crosswalk Returns: pd.DataFrame: An edge list connecting EPA units to EIA generators, with connected pieces issued a subplant_id """ edge_list = _prep_for_networkx(crosswalk) edge_list = _subplant_ids_from_prepped_crosswalk(edge_list) edge_list = _convert_global_id_to_composite_id(edge_list) # column_order = ["subplant_id"] + list(crosswalk.columns) return edge_list # [column_order] # reorder and drop global_subplant_id