Coal, Hydroelectric

Utility database updated with 2,494 sites for power industry personnel

HOUSTON, Oct 31, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Competitive Analysis Technologies today announced the release of “Power Utilities on the Internet” – Fourth Quarter 2000 with 2,494 Internet Web pages devoted to the worldwide electrical generation and gas distribution industry.

To fit the unique needs of the power industry, this directory contains 16 categories from electrical utilities, gas distribution and power brokers to fuel and power pricing, and targeted publications of specific interest to personnel in the power industry.

“Power Utilities on the Internet” provides users with immediate access to the Web sites of 929 electric utility and gas distribution companies worldwide, 719 service and supporting companies, 201 industry associations, 186 worldwide government agencies, 84 publications and 48 sites with electricity, coal and gas pricing information.

“We do the searching, cataloguing and maintenance of the database so that utility industry personnel can better perform their jobs,” said Bill Crowley, editor of the publication. “Time is important, so we keep the utilities database up to date with regard to accuracy and currency of the sites. All the sites are profiled, so users know what to expect before they go there.”

Clients of “Power Utilities on the Internet” include Kansas City Power & Light, Global Power, Coral Energy, Planalytics, Navigant Consulting, Public Utilities Fortnightly, GE Energy Services, HESI, PCI Energy Services, Eskom S.A., Hydro Quebec, Zeus Development, Ernst & Young, SOR Inc. and others.

Updates are issued every 90 days with identifications of new sites and changes in site locations. “Power Utilities on the Internet” is the fourth in the series of industry-specific databases published by Competitive Analysis Technologies. Other databases include “Oil and Gas on the Internet – Upstream and Downstream” and “Organic and Petrochemicals on the Internet.” Users refer to these directories as “a Yahoo! for the industry.”

All databases are available as hard copy directories or in electronic format for simple “drop-in” use on corporate Intranets to be shared across the corporate spectrum. Subscribers of the SageMaker® Enterprise Information Portal may also access the electronic versions of these databases. Free trial evaluations are available on SageMaker®, as are Intranet demo disks.

CATSites® benchmark database, “Oil and Gas on the Internet,” is now on the desktops of more than 21,000 personnel in the oil and gas industry including those of Shell Oil, Baker Hughes Inc., Saudi Aramco, Conoco, Kerr-McGee, Ranger Oil, PetroTrin and others.

For more information, or to place an order, visit the Competitive Analysis Technologies Web site at http://www.catsites.com/publications.html.