Status Board and PEI Electricity

I’m a big fan of Panic’s iPad app Status Board: it’s beautiful, and it’s easy to get your own data into. To that end, I took the PEI electricity data that I’m already scraping and created a CSV-formatted feed for Status Board. The result looks like this:

Status Board showing PEI Electricity Data

From left to right that’s the current electricity load, the current wind generation, the current fossil fuel generation (all of which are displayed in megawatts) and the percentage of the Island’s electricity load that’s being met by wind generation.


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Nathan on May 1, 2013 - 13:49 Permalink

Do you have historical data for any of this? I’m curious what the average load vs wind generation ratio is for the past year.

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Nathan on May 5, 2013 - 22:57 Permalink

For the past half-year (almost), PEI has been 42% wind powered. Not a bad use for cold winter winds. The summer precentage will probably be lower due to higher demand and less wind.