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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 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.

November 2, 2012
On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall 5 miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph. This satellite image was taken 16 to 18 hours before Sandy's landfall on the New Jersey coast, using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and other federal agencies, is working around the clock to support the states and utilities that have been impacted by Sandy. Learn more about <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/energy-department-and-federal-efforts-support-utility-power-restoration-efforts">federal efforts to support utility power restoration</a>. | Photo courtesy of CIMSS/University Wisconsin-Madison/NASA/NOAA.
Photo of the Week: Satellite View of Sandy at Night

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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 18, 2012
Q&A: Plugging In with a Power Lineman

Power lineman are integral in keeping the lights on. Here's a Q&A with a third-generation power lineman.

September 28, 2012
BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Columbia River and its hydroelectric dams have been a vital part of the Northwest’s economic engine for 75 years.

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.

June 19, 2012
Prepping Power Engineers for the Smart Grid

Bonneville Power Administration and Washington State University have designed a special program that’s preparing the power workforce for the nation’s smarter energy future.

May 30, 2012
America’s Competitiveness Depends on a 21st Century Grid

Secretary Chu highlights the need for a transition of our electric system to the 21st century grid.

February 17, 2012
Fuel cell forklifts like the one shown here are used by leading companies across the U.S. as part of their daily business operations. | Energy Department file photo.
Leaders of the Fuel Cell Pack

The Energy Department’s "Business Case for Fuel Cells 2011" report illustrates how top American companies are using fuel cells in their business operations to advance their sustainability goals, save millions of dollars in electricity costs, and reduce carbon emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tons per year.