Visualizing the U.S. Electric Grid

nprlogo_138x46…from NPR

“The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems.”


Map layers include the U.S. electric grid, sources of power, power plants, solar power, and wind power.

One thought on “Visualizing the U.S. Electric Grid

  1. This is an issue that gets pushed to the back burner behind everyone’s obsession with the price of oil. The proposed solar electricity lines in the southwest seem to be a very feasible option in the future. Does NPR discuss ‘when’ these additions will be started?

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