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  • OE interns Jeremy Call and Henry Puppe at last month's first-ever mapathon hosted by the White House
    Mapping a Course to Improved Community Resilience

    June 4, 2015 2:16 PM

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s (OE) mapping of public outage information was one of three projects featured during the first-ever mapathon hosted by the White House. This data set will allow disaster-impacted residents, tourists, first responders, and relief volunteers to easily connect to their local electricity provider to get information about the scope and estimated restoration time of the outage. During the mapathon, attendees started to build a data set of online outage map URLs, main website URLs, 1-800 numbers, Twitter feeds, and Facebook pages of the nation’s approximately 3,000 utilities, munis, and electric co-ops. The data will be available via an open application programming interface (API) that will make it easier for organizations such as the Red Cross to tap into it with their own applications to get the best information on power outage information sources.

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  • Preparing for Hurricane Season

    June 1, 2015 9:49 AM

    Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins today and will last through November 30. As the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating the response to major energy disruptions, the Department of Energy works closely with other Federal agencies, State, local and tribal governments, and our partners in the private sector to prepare for all types of disasters – including hurricanes and other severe weather.

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