I’m working on something about the electrical grid in the West, and found this massive trove of data from the Energy Information Administration: A database showing exactly how much electricity every utility-scale power plant — from the massive Palo Verde nuke plant and Grand Coulee dam down to small wind farms — generated in 2016. I did some data wrangling and used Tableau to put together this visualization. Interesting stuff, if you’re a nerd, I guess. I’ve tried and failed to embed the viz into this post. So you’ll just have to click the link to play around with it.
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I'm a journalist and writer, focusing on the American West and its landscapes, communities, and cultures. Author of River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster (Torrey House Press, February 2018). Pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/River-Lost-Souls-Politics-Disaster/dp/1937226832. View all posts by Jonathan P. Thompson