About the Power Technologies Energy Data Book
In 2002, the Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) 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 policymakers and analysts to be well informed about power
technologies suggests the need for a publication that provides a diverse, yet focused, set
of data about power technologies.
This edition updates the same type of information that is 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.
Users of the Power Technologies Energy Data Book are encouraged to comment on errors,
omissions, emphases, and organization of this report to one of the people listed below.
Requests for additional complimentary copies of this report, additional data, or information
on an existing table should be referred to Jørn Aabakken, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Strategic Energy Analysis Center
National Renewable Energy Lab
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Philip D. Patterson
Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis
Department of Energy, EE-3B
Forrestal Building, Room 5F-034
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585