Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Power to the People

This morning while looking for something else, I stumbled upon a fascinating interactive map of the US electricity grid including power plants by type and size. Now I know more about the power plant I pass on I-80 on the way to Fernley, among other things. And that Fernley must be almost right underneath one of the highest-voltage (1000 kV DC!) transmission lines in the country, presumably being used to wheel power from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California.
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