POWERmap is a strategic desktop mapping system that digitally integrates map layers and key statistical data for North American energy markets, providing you with the ability to geographically represent a wealth of energy information. Containing more than 60 mapping layers and a powerful suite of analysis and automation, POWERmap has extensive capabilities that allow you to spatially understand and analyze geographic relationships among various energy markets including natural gas, electric power and coal.

POWERmap provides a fully customizable, open environment that is fast, easy to use and continuously updated. You can add your own proprietary data to the system to get a visual representation of your analysis and even import and overlay third-party GIS and CAD data. Investment banks, energy producers, large industrials, strategic planners and others rely onPOWERmap to get an in-depth visual understanding of key energy markets, identify new opportunities and reveal industry trends.

Every layer in POWERmap has been digitally integrated to provide you with the tools to geographically represent a wealth of energy information. Platts continuously updates these map layers so you get the most current look of North America and its growing energy infrastructure. Below is an extensive list of Platts' POWERmap layers.

Electric power layers

• Control area points and interconnections
• Control areas
• Deregulated states
• Federal service territories
• IOU holding company service territories
• IOU service territories
• Market areas and interconnections
• Platts daily electricity price points
• NERC regions
• NERC sub-regions
• Non-IOU service territories
• Nonregulated electric service providers
• Planning areas
• Power plants
• Regional transmission organizations
• Substations
• Transmission areas and interconnections
• Transmission lines

Natural gas layers

• Compressor stations
• Platts daily natural gas price points
• Import/export points
• Non-regulated gas service providers
• Pipelines
• Producing regions
• Receipt and delivery points
• Storage facilities
• Utility holding company service territories
• Utility service territories

Coal layers

• BEA districts
• Docks and import/export points
• Mines and transaction sources
• Navigable waterways
• Railroad rate districts
• Railroads
• Supply regions
• USBM districts

Business statistics layers

• Counties (with SIC and population data)
• Industrial density (with 4-digit SIC data)
• Industrial facilities

Energy reference layers

• All related industry company locations
• Countries (with energy balance data)
• U.S. cities (with retail utility data)
• Zip codes (with retail utility data)

Environmental layers

• Air quality non-attainment areas
• Aquifers (supplemental layer)
• Regional haze areas
• Wastewater treatment plants

Other reference layers

• Color topographic relief
• Black and white topographic relief
• Graticule (15 - grid)
• Highways
• Lakes
• Major cities
• Oceans
• Rivers
• States, provinces and territories
• Urbanized areas