A map showing the electricity (power) grids in the mainland United States.
There are 3 main power grids are:
- The Eastern Interconnected System, or the Eastern Interconnect
- The Western Interconnected System, or the Western Interconnect
- The Texas Interconnected System, or the Texas Interconnect.
The acronyms shown in the map are:
- ECAR — East Central Area Reliability Coordination Agreement
- ERCOT — Electric Reliability Council of Texas
- FRCC — Florida Reliability Coordinating Council
- MAAC — Mid-Atlantic Area Council
- MAIN — Mid-America Interconnected Network
- MAPP — Mid-Continent Area Power Pool
- NPCC — Northeast Power Coordinating Council
- SERC — Southeastern Electric Reliability Council
- SPP — Southwest Power Pool
- WSCC — Western Systems Coordinating Council
Alaska has an interconnected grid system that connects only Anchorage, Fairbanks, and the Kenai Peninsula. The rest of the state depends on small diesel generators and a few minigrids. Hawaii also has minigrids to serve each island's inhabitants.
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