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Interactive Map: Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid

Posted by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
“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.” -National Public Radio An interactive map from National Public Radio visualizes the U.S. electric grid through transmission lines, sources of power, power plants.  The map also displays the location and capacity of planned, potential and existing solar and wind power. Power Plant Location Solar Power Generation Potential Sources of powerTransmission Lines

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