Nationwide Electricity Use in Real Time

Understanding the U.S. energy infrastructure can be an intimidating task. But, if you’re curious and love to play with data, the Energy Information Administration’s Hourly Electric Grid Monitor can get you one step closer. With the Grid Monitor, you can view real-time data and analyze current and past energy usage trends for the whole country or specific regions and utilities. A recent Yale Climate Connections’ article provided some interesting energy “snapshots” from this data, including some initial data indicating that coronavirus restrictions are beginning to impact electricity usage nationwide.

Source EIA