EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

North America (Transmission Line Constraints, Dec. 2008)

Description
The Platts Transmission Line Constraints geospatial data layer contains lines representing transmission line corridors in the United States that have historically experienced capacity constraints. When electricity transfer on a transmission line into a market reaches its limit the transmission line is said to be constrained. Transmission line constraints can signify an area of security concern, a need to better balance electricity flow into a market, or the need for additional transmission lines to serve a market. In the Eastern United States these constraints are termed "flowgates" by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) and in the Western United States these constraints are termed "paths" by the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC).
Publisher
Platts
Place(s)
North America, Latin America, USA, Canada, and Mexico
Subject(s)
line, utilities, structure, energy, transmission line constraints, transmission constraints, power line constraints, transmission lines, and power lines
Year
2008-01-01T01:01:01Z
Held by
MIT