SOURCE: Global Energy Decisions

September 07, 2007 15:18 ET

2007 U.S. Power System Wall Map Release Shows Where U.S. Power Grid Is Expanding

Over 500 New or Expanding Power Plants

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Global Energy Decisions, a Ventyx Company, announced today the release of its new 2007 U.S. Power System Map. This new edition is the most detailed and up-to-date reference map available to energy professionals.

"The power industry continues to expand at a rapid pace. With this release, we have captured not only the existing capacity, but also have a very insightful look at the development ahead," said Jason McMahan, President of Global Energy Maps, the award-winning precision cartography unit of Global Energy. "This release includes major additions representing two years of additional research and development into the infrastructure and development of the U.S. electrical power system. Our map is especially unique in that it shows the most granularity in fuel types (11 categories including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and -- for the first time -- tidal power) of any map on the market."

The 2007 U.S. Power System Map is full color, measures 48"x 92", and features:

--  All Existing U.S. power plants 45 MW and above as of January 1,
    2007 -- 2,683 in total -- defined by capacity, fuel mix, operator, and
    regulatory status
--  419 proposed greenfield power plants, and 107 plant expansions --
    defined by capacity, fuel mix, operator, and regulatory status
--  Over 500,000 miles of transmission lines indicated by voltage --
    including over 22,000 miles of proposed lines
--  Comprehensive plant data table listing power plants by name, operator,
    capacity, and map location
--  Eleven regional insets showing energy infrastructure in enhanced
--  Reference features include NERC regions overlaid on a detailed base
    map with states, counties, major cities and towns, and the latest aerial
    imagery of the continental U.S.

"Aerial imagery and detailed land relief enables viewers to better comprehend the complex geography of the U.S. energy industry. The 2007 U.S. Power System Map is the most comprehensive cartographic resource available today," McMahan added.

For more information on the 2007 U.S. Power System Map, please visit, contact Global Energy Maps at 303 444 2393, or email

About Global Energy: Global Energy Decisions, a Ventyx company, provides energy organizations with solutions based on a common framework of software applications, energy markets data, maps 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

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