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Visualizing Energy Resources Dynamically on Earth...

by Mallikarjun Shankar, John P Stovall, Alexandre Sorokine, Budhendra L Bhaduri, Thomas J King Jr
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Conference Paper
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Page Numbers
5036 to 5039
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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For the North American hurricane season, in
partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and
working with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity
Delivery and Energy Reliability, we have developed a capability
that helps visualize the status of the electric transmission system
infrastructure. The capability toolkit, called VERDE -
Visualizing Energy Resources Dynamically on Earth, takes
advantage of the Google Earth� platform to display spatiotemporally
informed power grid and related data. Custom
libraries describe the electrical transmission network in the
Eastern United States and the dynamic status of each
transmission line. Standard Google Earth layers provide
additional spatial context. In addition to live status, VERDE
provides a framework and mechanism to ingest and intuitively
present predictive models, data from different sources, and
response needs.