Visualizing the U.S. Electric Grid with NPR
Want a cool tool to see what the U.S. transmission grid looks like? Check out National Public Radio’s tool “Visualizing the U.S. Electric Grid” – available online. Included in this tool are proposed transmission lines (and interconnections), which show the current push toward tapping into the wind belt to get more renewable energy onto our grid (and into our population centers).
Make sure to note that, while this tool shows transmission lines, it does not map out distribution networks. These networks are the smaller wires that you see running up to your street or house.