Saturday, November 24, 2012

Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid

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.

Use this interactive map from NPR to learn more about The Grid, Sources of Power, Power Plants, Solar Power and Wind Power across the U.S.