About the Power Technologies Energy Data Book
In 2002, the Strategic Energy Analysis Center of the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the first version of the Power
Technologies Energy Data Book for the Office of Power Technologies of the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE).
The main purpose of the data book is to compile, in one
central document, a comprehensive set of data about power technologies from
diverse sources. The need for policy makers and analysts to be well-informed
about power technologies suggests the need for a publication that includes a
diverse, yet focused, set of data about power technologies.
New for this fourth edition of the PTEDB is Chapter 13,
which features Geographic Information System (GIS) maps. One set of maps shows
the natural resource (biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind) overlaid with the
national transmission grid and the major electricity load centers. The other
set of maps shows the current installed capacity (biomass, geothermal,
concentrating solar power, and wind), as well as a bar chart indicating the
historic trend of generating capacity for the state.
The PTEDB is organized into 13 chapters:
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 76 KB)
Chapter 2 - Technology Profiles
Chapter 3 - Electricity Restructuring
Chapter 4 - Forecasts/Comparisons
Chapter 5 - Electricity Supply
Chapter 6 - Electricity Capability
Chapter 7 - Electricity Generation
Chapter 8 - Electricity Demand
Chapter 9 - Prices
Chapter 10 - Economic Indicators
Chapter 11 - Environmental Indicators
Chapter 12 - Conversion Factors
Chapter 13 - Geographic Information System (GIS) Maps.
The sources used for the Power Technologies Energy Data Book
represent the latest available data.
This edition updates the same type of information provided in
the previous edition. Most of the data in this publication is taken directly
from the source materials, although it may be reformatted for presentation.
Neither NREL nor DOE endorses the validity of these data.
This fourth edition of the Power Technologies Energy Data
Book, as well as previous editions, are available on the Internet at http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/power_databook/.
The PTEDB may be downloaded as a single PDF file, individual chapters, or table
PDF files — selected data also is available as Excel spreadsheets.
The Web site also features energy-conversion calculators and
features links to the Transportation Energy Data Book and Buildings Energy Data
Book. Readers are encouraged to suggest improvements to the PTEDB through the
feedback form on the Web site.
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