EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

North America (Transmission Line Constraints, 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)
United States, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory, North America, US, and USA
Subject(s)
utilitiesCommunication, Transmission line constraints, Transmission constraint, Power line constraints, Transmission lines, Power lines, energy, and line
Year
2008-01-01T01:01:01Z
Held by
MIT