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May 13, 2013
OCIO Technology Summit: Data Analytics

The Energy Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer hosted a Data Analytics Technology Summit to showcase how the agency is using data analytics to make better data-driven decisions, provide value, and ultimately create mission impact.

December 3, 2012
On November 7, a Nor’easter began to impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with strong winds, rain or snow, and coastal flooding. | Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Hurricane Sandy-Nor'easter Situation Reports

On November 7, a Nor’easter began to impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with strong winds, rain, snow and coastal flooding.

November 9, 2012
Franklin High School students working on their online map of gas and charging stations. | Photo courtesy Dayana Bustamante
Students Innovate to Address Gas Shortages Following Hurricane Sandy

The Energy Department is working closely with other federal partners, state and local authorities, and private industry partners to get generators and fuel to gas stations that need it.

November 9, 2012
Department of Energy Implements APIs in the Cloud

As part of the Digital Strategy, the Department of Energy is making more high-value data sets available through Application Program Interfaces (APIs) – helping programmers develop new opportunities, services and products for citizens. Additionally, these data sets and APIs are now housed on cloud-based servers, helping us to provide easy, scalable access to the public.

November 7, 2012
Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. on October 29, with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Responding To Hurricane Sandy: DOE Situation Reports

As of 9:00 am EST November 7, there are 650,416 customers are without power in 4 states. Approximately 7.8 million customers have been restored.

November 5, 2012
Supervising Engineer for Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Michael Vincent, right, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, center, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino review power restoration at the Hoboken electrical substation. Restoration of power to communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy remains a high priority. | Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA.
Working Together to Recover and Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu recounts his meeting with utility crews at the front lines of Hurricane Sandy power restoration efforts.

November 3, 2012
The Energy Department continues to work with its federal and state partners to restore critical energy infrastructure throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Helping Local Officials Address Fuel Shortages

The Energy Department is working in conjunction with other federal agencies to help local agencies facilitate the delivery of additional gasoline, diesel and home heating oil to the region.

November 2, 2012
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Stay Up To Date on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Get information on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

November 2, 2012
Secretary Chu meets with Pepco line workers in Maryland on November 1, 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity
Secretary Chu Thanks Utility Staff and Line Workers For Their Efforts to Restore Power in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

As utility companies continue to work to restore power outages, Secretary Chu stopped by Pepco yesterday to personally thank the workers for their hard work.