coolest visualization of US electricity generation, distribution and potential

This is by far the coolest and most informative way to look at the electricity grid in the US – where the power is coming from, how is it distributed, and what is the potential for alternatives (wind, solar, biomass, natural gas, etc).  In addition, you can see how different regions focus on different power sources.  There is ALOT of data behind this, and you can hover over things to find out additional information.  Check it out!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=110997398

Part of a special series in 2009, I would love it if someone got the dataset from NPR and continued to update it!

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3 Responses to coolest visualization of US electricity generation, distribution and potential

  1. John says:

    I wonder how current the Colorado numbers are, given the recent coal-to-gas phaseout legislation?

  2. Paul says:

    I bet alot of these have changed quite a bit since 2009.. I would love to find someone interested in maintaining this resource, and adding a year by year slider or something..

  3. Paul says:

    via the power of twitter, I’ve been informed of this tool which is up to date (though not as intuitive):
    http://www.eia.gov/beta/state/

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