Visualizing the United States Power Grid
NPR provides an in depth view of the U.S. electric grid, exploring the network, power sources, and where in the country power is coming from:
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.
The above is a view of the grid; below is a view of nuclear and solar energy across the country.
The NPR team obviously put a lot of work into this interactive graphic. Explore data from eleven different data sources, apply filters, and view breakdowns for each state via a smooth interface. Really impressive work. Check it out for yourself.
[Thanks, Chris & Michael]