The Infrastructurist

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May 29, 2009 12:57pm
colemanm:

Visualizing the US power grid.
A neat data viz map of the US that allows you to see major power line arteries, types of power plants and their locations, and what source the power comes from in your area.  There are even layers that show solar and wind power, and where those are most effective.
Looks like Florida is powered by:
38% Gas
28% Coal
17% Oil
13% Nuclear
13% of Florida energy comes from three nuclear facilities: Crystal River, Turkey Point, and St. Lucie.  That’s pretty impressive.  Nuclear power provides 48% of Illinois’ energy, and a whopping 71% of Vermont’s.  It’s also interesting to see how important hydro power is to the Pacific Northwest, mostly sourced from the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams on the Columbia River.
(benfry)

colemanm:

Visualizing the US power grid.

A neat data viz map of the US that allows you to see major power line arteries, types of power plants and their locations, and what source the power comes from in your area. There are even layers that show solar and wind power, and where those are most effective.

Looks like Florida is powered by:

  • 38% Gas
  • 28% Coal
  • 17% Oil
  • 13% Nuclear

13% of Florida energy comes from three nuclear facilities: Crystal River, Turkey Point, and St. Lucie. That’s pretty impressive. Nuclear power provides 48% of Illinois’ energy, and a whopping 71% of Vermont’s. It’s also interesting to see how important hydro power is to the Pacific Northwest, mostly sourced from the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams on the Columbia River.

(benfry)

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