Hourly Electricity Information Now Available from EIA

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is now providing hourly U.S. electricity operating data.  The tool allows users to view electricity supply and demand on a national and regional level in nearly real-time.  The site also provides comparisons to the previous day, week, and year, as well as a status map showing the actual and forecasted demand for each of the 66 balancing authorities that comprise the U.S. electric grid.

EIA hopes that the data can be used to both provide close-to-real-time information after power interruptions and help in evaluating the impact of increased renewable energy, smart grid technology, and demand response programs on grid operations.

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