Mapping the United States’ Energy Use in Near Real-Time
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has launched a data visualization mapping the U.S. electric system’s operating data, updated every 15 minutes, and comparing it with historical data. Users can click on a region of the United States to examine how its electricity usage at every hour of the day compares to the day, week, and year before, and observe the balance between electricity demand and supply during peak hours. Additionally, the visualization tracks electricity imports from and exports to Canada and Mexico. EIA pulls the data for the visualization from interconnected grid operators throughout the U.S. and makes the individual and bulk data sets freely available.