Mapped: How the US generates electricity

The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine.


The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine.

The US electricity system is incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state.

Revealing extraordinary detail, here is the US’s power stations in an interactive map (link) to show how and where the US generates electricity.

The map allows you to toggle state-by-state, fuel-by-fuel and even by day or night satellite imagery.

The article accompanying the map includes further interactive charts helping to explain the changes to the US power mix over recent decades.

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