WASHINGTON — The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched an interactive view of the government’s national and state energy data and information currently available to the public.
The state energy portal, found at eia.gov/state, adds a visual dimension to each state’s energy resources and infrastructure.
The agency said it designed the new portal with a range of users in mind, including policymakers, energy analysts, and the general public, who want to locate and compare state energy data and rankings, and customize their own maps and charts using an assortment of interactive tools.
“The EIA state energy portal raises the bar for visually segmenting state-level energy data,” said Adam Sieminski, EIA administrator. “It provides a wealth of energy information to a wide variety of users, including state officials wanting detailed information on the mix of energy resources in their state, analysts assessing a state’s energy sustainability, or government officials seeking the most comprehensive energy information to help develop energy policy.”
The portal takes EIA’s vast portfolio of state energy data and analyses and organizes it geographically. Its comprehensive 30-layer mapping feature provides a dynamic visual representation of energy infrastructure and energy resources at the national, state, or county level, as well as by Congressional district. Map layers for federal lands and electric reliability regions are also included.
Users can pan and zoom in to see energy facilities and resources related to production, distribution, fossil-fuel resources, and renewable-energy resources.
The portal also summarizes each state’s ranking of its energy production, consumption, prices, and more.
The new portal is EIA’s response to requests from policymakers and energy experts for quick access to multilevel state energy data presented in an easy-to-understand way. EIA collaborated with state energy officials and other stakeholders on the portal’s design and solicited feedback from the public during the beta phase of the project.
Publication date: 6/3/2013