The West’s juice generators, big and small

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.

https://public.tableau.com/views/ElectricalGenerationontheWesternGrid/Sheet1?:showVizHome=no&:embed=true