SOURCE: Global Energy Decisions

June 21, 2005 10:00 ET

New 2005 U.S. Hydro-Electric Wall Map Released

Most Up-to-Date and Detailed Reference Map Available

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- Global Energy Decisions has released the "2005 U.S. Hydro Electric Plants" wall map. This new map is the most detailed, current reference map on hydro resources.

"The energy industry is lessening its reliance on conventional fuels like coal and natural gas and taking advantage of generation from greener sources such as hydro-electric power. Our award-winning Renewable Energy map was so well received that this map is a logical next step," explained Jason McMahan, President of Global Energy Maps, the cartography division of Global Energy.

Global Energy's U.S. Hydro Map is current as of Jan 1, 2005, and shows plants as small as 5 MW. It also includes unique topography with detailed land relief, enabling users to better comprehend the U.S. hydro-electric landscape.

"This is the most comprehensive cartographic resource available to those interested in this important segment of America's generation mix," McMahan pointed out.

The 2005 U.S. Hydro Plants Map measures 48" x 92" and includes:

--  Over 750 existing renewable energy projects
--  Over 850 operating hydro plants with 5 MW of capacity or greater,
    labeled with plant name, operator, and capacity (MW).
--  Transmission infrastructure with lines indicated by voltage and
    substation locations.
--  Over 200,000 miles of rivers displayed by annual flow in cubic feet
    per second.
--  Major lakes & reservoirs.
--  The 18 major hydrological units in the continental U.S. and the
    Continental Divide.
--  Detailed insets of the Northeast, Southern Appalachia, and the Sierra
    Nevada regions.
--  Inset showing average annual precipitation across the 48 contiguous
--  Colored topography and elevation tinting.
--  Reference features of cities, counties, topography, and more for a
    complete view of the geographic issues surrounding hydro-electric power
For more information: go to or contact Global Energy Maps at 303-444-2393.

Global Energy Decisions provides the energy industry with software solutions, energy markets data, advisory services, strategic consulting, software and maps that are based on a common framework to enable industry professionals to make better decisions.

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