Optimal Geomatics Inc.
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Optimal Geomatics Inc.

November 30, 2006 08:00 ET

Optimal Geomatics Inc.: U.S. Department of Energy Discloses Latest Congestion Study

First Congestion Study in Response to Energy Policy Act of 2005

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - Optimal Geomatics Inc., (TSX VENTURE:OPG) ("Optimal") a geomatics solutions provider to engineering and geospatial professionals, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed a National Electric Transmission Congestion Study in response to the recently passed Energy Policy Act of 2005 which is the first congestion study for the United States.

Within this first study, the DOE has examined transmission congestion and constraints and has identified many areas in the United States with constrained transmission paths. By completing this study, the DOE is creating a forum to discuss with stakeholders where congestion is the greatest matter for concern and focus on ways in which congestion problems might be alleviated. This information will be extremely beneficial for identifying and potentially designating new national electric transmission corridors. The national congestion study is to be updated every three years.

Transmission congestion occurs when actual or scheduled flows of electricity across a transmission line or piece of equipment are restricted below desired levels - either by physical or electrical capacity of the line or by operational restrictions created and enforced to protect the security and reliability of the grid.

For more information about this study please visit: http://www.oe.energy.gov/DocumentsandMedia/Congestion_Study_2006-9MB.pdf#sea
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Optimal Geomatics specializes in the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing and using geographic information. Optimal applies the disciplines of surveying, mapping, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS) to provide solutions for engineering and geospatial professionals.

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