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About the Tool

The Energy Zones Mapping Tool is a free online mapping tool to identify potential energy resource areas and energy corridors in the United States.

This web site provides information about the project, background on the energy resources, and details on the data layers used in the tool. There are also links to policies and regulations, printable maps, documents, and related links.

See our YouTube Channel for an archive of EZMT webinars and training videos.


  • Nine energy resources: Biomass, Coal, Geothermal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar, Storage, Water, and Wind
  • Flexible modeling of power plant and corridor siting factors such as slope and land protections
  • Tools to generate and analyze potential corridor routes
  • Searchable database of policies and regulations

Getting Started

Click the Launch Tool button above to start the tool, on the image below to view an introductory video, or use the Help menu at the top of the page for more detailed directions.

Play Introduction Video

We are interested in your feedback. Please email your comments to ezmt@anl.gov.


March 15, 2017
The Platts transmission line layers have been updated and a new layer representing North...

March 07, 2017
A new 3-minute video showing some of the main capabilities of the EZMT is available...

December 22, 2016
The following mapping layers were added:
• Hydro Run-of-River Max Monthly...

Partners and Sponsors

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council (EISPC) led the original development, with research support and technical assistance from Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  More >