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December 08, 2009 09:59 ET

Ventyx 2010 U.S. and Canada Power System Wall Maps Display Consistent Growth in Electrical Supply in North America

More Than 1,000 New or Expanding Plants Shown by Fuel Mix, Capacity and Owner

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Ventyx®, the world's largest private software, data and advisory services provider to the energy and utility industry, today announced the release of new electric power system wall maps for the U.S. and Canada. Capturing and displaying complex data from the energy industry's most trusted source for market intelligence, Ventyx Velocity Suite, these new editions are the most detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date reference maps available to energy professionals in North America.

"Both the U.S. and Canadian power systems continue to see ongoing investment despite the economic downturn, and both seem poised for investment booms during the next up cycle," said Ventyx Executive VP Will Dailey. "These two new maps detail the areas of focus for new investment, highlight areas that might be underinvested and provide the most accurate location of existing infrastructure available. These maps truly tell great stories from both the national and local perspectives."

Rendered for Ventyx by Bolder Geographics, the maps include aerial imagery and land relief details that enable viewers to better comprehend the complex geography of the North American energy industry. The maps are full-color and include many high-quality features, including:

2010 U.S. Power System Map

   -- All existing U.S. power plants 50 MW and above as of
      Aug 1, 2009 -- nearly 2,400 in total
   -- Over 900 proposed greenfield power plants and nearly 200 plant
   -- Plants clearly defined by capacity, fuel mix, operator and
      regulatory status
   -- More than 500,000 miles of transmission lines indicated by
      voltage -- including 42,000 miles of proposed transmission
   -- Comprehensive data table listing power plants by name, operator,
      capacity and map location
   -- 12 regional insets showing detailed energy infrastructure in
      enhanced detail
   -- Reference features including NERC regions and sub-regions, ISO/RTOs
      overlaid on a detailed base map with states, counties, cities and
      towns, and the latest aerial imagery of the continental U.S.

2010 Canada Power System Map

   -- Landforms and satellite imagery at a scale of 1:3.5 million
      (107 cm x 193 cm, 42" x 76")
   -- Nearly 1,200 plants, including more than 800 operating, 350
      greenfield and 30 expansions--shown by fuel mix, capacity and
      utility/non-utility status
   -- Plants labeled with operating company and plant name
   -- More than 65,000 miles of existing and proposed transmission lines
      signified by voltage
   -- Existing and proposed substation locations for identifying grid
      connections and market centers
   -- Insets showing provincial data such as generation by technology,
      proposed vs. existing capacity by fuel, imports and exports to the
      U.S. and other provinces, and industrial/utility generation
   -- Data tables showing plant capacity, operators, fuel, map location
      and proposed online date (where applicable)
   -- Detailed insets of Vancouver, Alberta, Toronto, Windsor and
      Southern Canada
   -- Labeled in English and French

"North American power markets are attracting a lot of investment in both new generation and transmission, with more than 75,000 GW of new power plants being actively pursued across Canada and more than 400,000 GW in the U.S.," said Dailey. "As always, the strength of the Ventyx databases ensures that our maps are the latest, most detailed and accurate sources available for this information."

For more information on the 2010 U.S. and Canada Power System Maps, as well as the many other wall map offerings available from Ventyx, please visit or call +1-720-240-5566.

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