This project collects, records, and aggregates live power outage data from utilities all over the United States,
to create the single most reliable and complete source of power outage information.
Most states have a lot of electric utilities, some small, some big, and with these large numbers of companies
it can be hard to get a true overall status of the power grid in a particular area. This project collects
information from over 350 Utilities into one place, with more being added all the time. Making this site the
most complete source of power outage information.
Most Utilities put little resources behind their publicly facing OMSs (Outage Management Systems), they are more focused on getting their customers reconnected, this means that during big events where lots of people want to know the status of the power in a particular area, the Utility’s OMS will tend to be overwhelmed if not completely unresponsive. Meanwhile this site has stood up against huge amounts of traffic without faltering, allowing people directly affected by a storm and onlookers to stay informed and up to date. Making this site the most reliable source of power outage information.
In addition no utility publicly releases detailed historical power outage information, so we store all of the information we collect. Making this project the only source of detailed historical power outage information. While this data is currently not available on the site, you can contact me about what your looking for.
I created this project as part of a fascination with watching power outage maps during big storms as a kid and
now as part of my fascination with unique datasets as an adult. I like working on interesting personal projects
and for a while have wanted to build something big that others could use and also find interest in.
Be warned I am working on this Project in my spare time so updates and changes will come slowly.
The Census Bureau, the geometry data for the detailed maps.
MapBox, the code for drawing the detailed maps.
This site is purely for Development and Testing, no data should be retrieved from this site for use in a Production environment.