An interactive tool designed to allow the user to flexibly and dynamically explore the region’s electric resources, opportunities, and challenges.
The Midwest is home to a wealth of fossil fuel and renewable resources, which vary considerably by state. How those resources are deployed will impact the region’s economy, landscape, environment, and public health. The Power Almanac is designed to allow the user to flexibly and dynamically explore the region’s electric resources, opportunities, and challenges. Zoom in to an individual coal mine or power plant, or zoom out to compare wind and solar resources in the Midwest to the rest of the United States.
To get started, open the Power Almanac in a new window and explore specific energy resources or emissions by making a selection from our menu of options. Relevant map data, key questions, and facts and figures related to your selection will appear on the right side of the screen.
Great Plains Institute
As a non-partisan, non-profit organization, the Great Plains Institute takes a pragmatic approach to transforming the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. Through research and analysis, consensus policy development, and technology acceleration, we are leading the transition to clean, efficient, and secure energy.