Just curious where OSM gets its data for US power grids (stations/substations/powerlines/etc). I'm researching power stations in my area, and am curious where the authoritative source is - I'd also like to help keep the power grid data up to date, and would like to know where to check.

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A lot of it is just from imagery (many features have no further information beyond what is observable in imagery). I think a lot of people input information based on their understanding of the power grid and from sources like permits.

The EIA has a pretty massive amount of data on US infrastructure:

https://www.eia.gov/state/maps.php

A review of which layers are suitable as OSM sources (appropriately licensed and so on) would be a useful thing:

https://www.eia.gov/maps/layer_info-m.php

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