Keep It Lit
Keep It Lit uses an approachable, videogame like interface to challenge visitors to balance the demand for electricity and the capacity to produce it. Using the “up” and “down” buttons, visitors increase and decrease the amount of coal, solar, wind, and nuclear-fueled power produced in order to “keep it lit”. They can track their progress on an illuminated map to see where the demand is met and where there are black outs and brown outs. Keep It Lit is an opportunity for both individual visitors and groups to learn more about different methods of producing electricity. The LabView based interface implements real time data obtained from the power company.