SOURCE: Global Energy Decisions

June 16, 2005 09:00 ET

Renewable Energy Wall Map Wins MapWorld 2005 MapInfo Contest

First of Its Kind Map Created by Global Energy Maps (Formerly ENERmap)

Third Time Global Energy Cartographers Have Won the Award

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 16, 2005 -- The Global Energy Decisions "2005 Renewable Energy" wall map recently won 1st Prize in the MapWorld 2005 MapInfo user competition. This is the third 1st prize awarded to cartographers from Global Energy's Maps unit (formerly ENERmap).

The award is for excellence in cartographic production, data representation, geographic portrayal of findings, clear presentation of subject-oriented issues, and precise & detailed depiction of the geographic aspects of the subject at hand. The contest is open to all 300,000+ MapInfo users worldwide.

"We're very proud of the award and the Herculean effort behind the map. This is the first renewable map that ties together a range of disparate and fragmented portrayals of renewable resources," said Jason McMahan, President of Global Energy Maps.

"As such, we wanted the full picture. That meant displaying data on everything from existing and future development, to transmission infrastructure and market dynamics... even wind speed data. We are lucky to have access to some of the best information and thinkers in the industry. The map is the result of a team effort on the parts of all of Global Energy units."

The map was authored by McMahan and Farid Tabaian. It measures 48"x92" and displays:

--  Over 750 existing renewable energy projects
    
--  Over 200 proposed renewable energy projects
    
--  Transmission infrastructure of lines (indicated by voltage) and
    electrical substation locations
    
--  Conventional plants of 100MW or greater
    
--  The industry's first comprehensive, nation-wide composite of the
    latest detailed wind resource measurements
    
--  Facility information (name, company, capacity, fuel, map location and
    estimated on-line date where appropriate)
    
--  Insets showing geothermal and solar resources, as well as state level
    existing and planned renewable capacity
    
--  Reference features of cities, counties, topography and more for a
    complete view of the geographic issues surrounding renewable energy
    development
    

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

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