EIA starts testing real-time electric data from lower 48 states

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is testing out a webpage that will offer “near real-time” electric operations data for the lower 48 states.

The U.S. Electric System Operating Data is currently being published online in a “Beta” test form. The project is not final “and may contain programming errors,” EIA said.

The webpage is currently up largely “for public testing and comment only.”

Some of the data points on the test webpage include yesterday’s U.S. peak demand and how that compares to the day before; the week before and the year before.

The streaming EIA electric data test page can be found at:


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