SOURCE: Global Energy Decisions

May 02, 2006 07:00 ET

2006 U.S. Power System Wall Map Released

Includes 2,180 Power Plants and All Utilities With 100,000+ MWh in Sales; Only Map Showing Retail Service Territories

ATLANTA, GA and BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Global Energy Decisions (Global Energy) announced the release of its new 2006 U.S. Power System Map, the most detailed and up-to-date reference map available to energy professionals, today at the Electric Power 2006 trade show.

"The 2006 U.S. Power System Wall Map includes major additions representing two years of additional research and development into the infrastructure of the U.S. electrical power system," said Jason McMahan, President of Global Energy Maps, the award-winning precision cartography unit of Global Energy. "With this release, we become the only provider showing true retail service providers' territories clearly indicating the brand name of the utility billing entity."

The 2006 U.S. Power System Map is full color, measures 48"x 92", and features:

--  All U.S. power plants 45 MW and above as of January 1, 2006 -- 2,180
    in total -- defined by capacity, fuel mix, operator, and regulatory status;
--  450,000 miles of transmission lines indicated by voltage;
--  For the first time ever, true retail service providers territories;
--  Over 1,300 Utility Service Territories -- including all IOUs, and non-
    IOUs with over 100,000 MWh of sales in 2004;
--  Comprehensive plant data table listing power plants by name, operator,
    capacity, and map location;
--  Eleven regional insets showing detailed energy infrastructure in
    enhanced detail; and
--  Reference features include NERC regions overlaid on a detailed base
    map with states, counties, major cities, and towns.
    
"Unique topography and detailed land relief enable viewers to better comprehend the complex geography of the U.S. energy industry. The 2006 U.S. Power System Map is the most comprehensive cartographic resource available today," McMahan added.

For more information on the 2006 U.S. Power System Map, please visit http://www.globalenergymaps.com/, contact Global Energy Maps at 303-444-2393, or send an email to information@globalenergy.com.

About Global Energy: Global Energy provides energy organizations with solutions based on a common framework of software applications, energy markets data, and advisory services to enable energy professionals to forecast electricity pricing and demand, conduct resource planning, perform strategic studies and competitor analysis, manage risk, trade energy and schedule delivery, and optimize generation performance. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Global Energy has over 400 customer relationships worldwide with the industry's leading market participants. More information about Global Energy is available at www.globalenergy.com.

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