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Data Collection and Visualization

NREL engineers develop data visualization applications in conjunction with distribution metering technology, including distribution monitoring units and a data collection network.

The primary data application and visualization application currently in use at NREL is a Google Earth-based display that overlays a variety of metering data onto the map. The overlay supports data analysis and system operation, and allows users to see the condition of an electrical distribution circuit in real time. Additional features include integrating modeling and simulation results with more advanced data display features such as system-wide metrics and rolling strip chart displays.

Learn about NREL's data collection and visualization projects.