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.

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