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October 31, 2012
58,000 workers are currently repairing power lines across the Mid-Atlantic in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department
Energy Department and Federal Efforts to Support Utility Power Restoration Efforts

Restoring power to the millions of Americans who lost electricity is a top priority for the Energy Department and the Obama Administration.

October 29, 2012
Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA
Power Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has landed and the Energy Department is working closely to support state and local officials who are responsible for working with utilities.

October 26, 2012
The Energy Department Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

As the storm continues to track, watch for situation reports from the Energy Department.

October 22, 2012
Energy Datapalooza: Unleashing the Power of Open Data to Advance our Energy Future

Today more than 150 of America’s entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts, and policy makers are coming together for an Energy Datapalooza.

October 17, 2012
Utilities demonstrating the latest Green Button features at the Energy Datapalooza on October 1st. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity
Green Button Energy Data Access Expanding Across America

The Green Button Initiative is expanding to 12 more utilities, and now more than 36 million homes and businesses have access to their electricity usage data in an open and standard format. Is your home one of them?

October 4, 2012
Dr. Stanley Atcitty, left, and Dr. Imre Gyuk, right, at the Smithsonian, following the 2012 PECASE awards ceremony. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Meet Dr. Stanley Atcitty, PECASE Winner and DOE Researcher

Dr. Stanley Atcitty speaks with Dr. Imre Gyuk about about his experiences in the Navajo community, the impact of power electronics on the nation’s electric grid and what led him to engineering.

August 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac is makes its way toward the Gulf Coast and the Energy Department provides details on the storm’s impact, and the recovery and restoration activities being undertaken. | Photo courtesy of NOAA
DOE Monitoring Energy Infrastructure, Responds as Isaac Makes Landfall

The Energy Department is working to respond and restore service as quickly and safely as possible, should Hurricane Isaac result in power outages.

August 27, 2012
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Isaac. | Courtesy of NOAA.
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Isaac

Information on customer power outages and other impacts on the energy sector as Tropical Storm Isaac develops.

August 1, 2012
Dot Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, speaks about her engineering career to Native American students at the Intertribal Youth Summit on July 30. | Photo Credit: AnneMarie Ashburn, Department Of Energy.
Native American Students in STEM Fields: A Critical Need for our Country

The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity's Dot Harris recently met with youth from Tribal Nations around the U.S. to discuss the benefits of STEM education.

July 26, 2012
The Department awardees are being recognized for their efforts in a variety of fields – from advances in power electronics for the electric grid to innovations in scientific computation to new physics developments. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
13 Early-Career Scientists Receive Top Presidential Award

Early in their career, these researchers have distinguished themselves as the top engineers and scientists in the United States.