Knowledge Base

Visualizing the Electric Grid

T.J. Overbye, J. D. Weber, “Visualizing the Electric Grid,” IEEE Spectrum, February 2001.

Published in the Februrary 2001 issue of IEEE Spectrum

by Thomas J. Overbye, PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
by James D. Weber, PhD
PowerWorld Corporation

This webpage has been developed in conjunction with the article entitled Visualizing the Electric Grid in the February 2001 issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine (see  Various images and interactive JAVA visualizations can be directly accessed off this website.  Simply click on the links below to access these visualizations.

Java Animated Visualizations

Small 30-Bus example
Eastern Interconnect Example
Area Diagram Example

Static Images


February 1, 2001