Visualizing the electric grid

Thomas J Overbye, James D. Weber

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A power system visualization software, which stores large amount of information into a single computer-generated image, enabling the viewers to interpret the data rapidly and accurately, is presented. It expedites decision-making for congestion management, power trading, market organization, and investment planning for the long term. The visualization software provides a picture of the complex interaction between the grid and the power market, allowing market participants to respond more quickly to changing conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Spectrum
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Overbye, T. J., & Weber, J. D. (2001). Visualizing the electric grid. IEEE Spectrum, 38(2), 52-58.