This Electric Life

World Watches BPA Track Wind Generation

Think of it as a regional energy heart monitor. A near-real-time display of all energy feeding into the portion of the electric grid BPA controls has become one of the most-watched parts of BPA’s website. Instead of one line of heart performance, the new BPA monitor displays the output of all the wind, thermal and hydro generation in the agency’s balancing authority against the agency’s load. The display is updated every five minutes, every hour of every day and is now watched carefully by researchers, energy experts and curious onlookers around the world. Read the whole story.