ANN ARBOR, October 29, 2012: Power outage maps for those utility companies that provide it are listed here by state, alphabetically. As of August 28, 2012, 45 of 50 states have something here.
The list is known to be incomplete, but the list from Wikipedia (outage management system) is also incomplete. To be overly comprehensive, if there are screen captures that I can gather, I will; they will not be current when you look at them, but I will time and date stamp them as best I can.
Wherever possible, I'm also capturing service area or service territory maps, mobile device apps, high capacity transmission interconnection maps, media contact information, regulatory agencies, and regional coordinating bodies.
Power outage related products
You might want to have an battery backed emergency sump pump or a water powered backup sump pump, plus a basement water sensor and alarm. Be aware of approaching weather with a weather alert radio and a hand crank emergency radio. Or spring for a 27 kilowatt whole house generator that runs on propane or natural gas.
October 26-29, 2012. Updates for Hurricane Sandy. Con Edison (NYC) has a new link to their storm center. Updated PEPCO media relations contact. Add Delmarva Power mobile apps. Update PSEG twitter. Add NSTAR (Massachusetts).
August 28, 2012 updates several Louisiana electric cooperatives in advance of Hurricane Isaac, as well as details for Mississippi Power. Quick link: Entergy Storm Center (New Orleans + much of Louisiana). News coverage: WWL-TV.
July 10, 2012 updates Alberta after AESO initiates rolling blackouts on EPCOR in response to extreme heat and power plants going offline.
June 25, 2012 has additional Florida updates for Tropical Storm Debby.
May 27, 2012 has updates from Florida for Tropical Storm Beryl, including new information in Jacksonville, Florida (JEA), Tampa Florida (TECO / Tampa Electric), and updated for Clay Electric (Gainesville).
May 14-16, 2012 notes visits from SurvivalBlog (thanks for the link) and an update of Progress Energy's map for North and South Carolina; maps also added for Vermont (CVPS), eastern Washington (Avista), metro Atlanta (GreyStone), Colorado Springs Utilities, Duke Energy (Indiana) and an entry for Wyoming (Rocky Mountain Power).
April 30, 2012 adds a Twitter feed for Oklahoma Gas and Electric (@OGandE). Some of the OG&E maps render at weird sizes in the Chrome browser I'm using.
April 15, 2012 adds Kansas City Power and Light's map, powered by Obvient Strategies (now a division of Ventyx).
January 12, 2012 adds the service alert map from Puget Sound Energy, which serves Washington State. This map is only activated in severe weather; PSE reported 220,000 homes without service due to heavy snowfall.
November 30 - December 1, 2011 looks at the Santa Ana winds that are affecting California (LA Times), causing power outages and a risk of fires. An LADWP storm outage map at 6:00 p.m. December 1, 2011 shows widespread outages affecting about 118,000 of that utility's 1.4 million customers. Outages in Utah (no maps) and New Mexico are also blamed on high winds.
November 15, 2011 looks at Ohio and Texas.
November 11-12, 2011 adds media contacts and maps for Duke Energy in North Carolina. I'm also working to incorporate a set of international outage information for telco and internet services, which doesn't neatly fit the state-by-state organization of the power grid. If you are in western Massachusetts, a WMECO ratepayer has built their own outage page suitable for even very dumb mobile phones.
A November 9, 2011 update starts to collect media contact pages, especially for utility companies that do not currently publish maps, and I'm looking at Alaska, Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin.
A November 7, 2011 update adds PSE&G in New Jersey and RG&E in Rochester, NY, and updates several maps in Oklahoma.
The October 30, 2011 "Snowtober" update includes hits to the power grid from the snowstorm .
The September 9, 2011 updates focus on southern California and Arizona, where a widespread power outage occured when the North Gila – Hassayampa 500 kV transmission line near Yuma, Ariz went off line; maps added include the SDGE outage map, a 2003 map of high capacity California interconnects, and a map of utility service areas in California.
The September 6, 2011 updates include new KML (GeoRSS) thematic maps for ConEdison (NY), Pepco (DC), Progress Energy (NC/SC), Delmarva (DE/MD) and Atlantic City Electric (NJ), via Google Crisis Response, plus a new map for Allegheny Power.
The August 25 and 29, 2011 updates includes nine new maps along the US east coast, covering power outages due to Hurricane Irene.
Don't touch a downed wire. If you don't know who to call to report an emergency associated with a power outage, call 911. Avoid dire mofo.
United States. Eaton Blackout Tracker. Aggregated information about power outages, their causes, and the relative impact of each one; not real time.
United States (Midwest): Midwest ISO. Regional coordination of wholesale power transfers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Manitoba. Midwest ISO Real Time Locational Marginal Price Contour Map.
United States (14 western states). Western Electricity Coordinating Council. The Principal Transmission Map and the Planned Facilities Map are available to WECC members only or on receipt of approval from WECC’s Manager of Planning Services.
United States (Northwest). Northwest Council: Power Generation in the Northwest map shows top power producers in each category, or those producing more than 25mw.
Alabama. CAEC Outage Viewer. Call 1-800-619-5460 to report an outage or dangerous condition.
Alaska (statewide): Alaska Power Association. Statewide electric utility trade association. Member and public relations: 907-771-5711.
Alaska (Juneau): Alaska Electric Light and Power outage log. Detailed reporting of each outage incident, with the cause, location and duration noted. Juneau is not connected to a larger power grid. No map.
Please call 1-888-434-9844 if you experience an outage
Alaska (Anchorage): Municipal Light and Power (no maps). To report an outage, call 907-279-7671
Arizona (Tuscon). Tuscon Electric Power (no outage center, no maps).
Arkansas (Little Rock). Entergy Storm Center. In addition to showing customer level problems, Entergy Arkansas also shows lines that are de-energized in its distribution system. Mobile access via the Entergy App (iPhone).
Arkansas (Northwest): Empire District Electric Company Power Outage Map. See the Missouri entry for Empire for a map; only a few customers are served in Arkansas.
California (entire state). California Independent System Operator (no maps). Power grid coordination among utilities at the wholesale level. Graph of aggregate California actual and forecast electric supply and demand.
California (statewide). California Energy Commission Energy Maps of California. Detailed statewide maps, including this map of California electric utility service areas.
California. Consortium of Electric Reliability Technology Solutions. Research into grid reliability and stability, hosted at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. 2003 California power grid study includes this map.
California (far north). Pacific Power Outage Information For California (no maps). To report an outage or if you do not see your outage listed and would like an update, call us anytime toll free at 1-877-508-5088. To improve service to you, we are working to enhance our online outage information to include interactive maps in the future. (as of December 2011)
California (Los Angeles). Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. For real-time outage information, please call us anytime at 1-800-DIAL DWP. Twitter: @LADWP . News updates: LADWPNews.com. No interactive map tracker for the general public. The map below was produced in response to the December 1, 2011 Santa Ana winds and shows over 114,000 customers without power in LA.
California. Southern California Edison Outage Center, Outage Maps (new), Outage List View (suitable for mobile use). Twitter: @socaledison . If your electricity stays off for longer than a few minutes, call 800-611-1911.
Colorado (Denver). Xcel Energy Outage Map. To report an outage, call 1-800-895-1999.
Colorado (Colorado Springs). Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Outage Map.
Connecticut. Connecticut Light and Power Outage Map. Table of Connecticut Light and Power Outages (text, formatted for mobile phone). Twitter: @CTLightandPower. Call 800-286-2000. [Confirmed 10/27/12]
Florida. Progress Energy Florida Outage Map. Twitter: @progressenergy, @ProgEnergyFL. Facebook: Progress Energy Florida. Call (800) 228-8485 with outage reports, or use the Progress Energy outage reporting tool to report online. Map below shows damage due to Tropical Storm Debby; it is updated 4 times a day.
Florida (Orlando). Orlando Utilities Commission Outage Map. If you need to report an outage, call the Emergency Service Hotline at 407.823.9150 (24 hours) in Orlando/Orange County and 407.892.2210 (24 hours) in St. Cloud/Osceola County.
Florida (Northern, Gainesville). Clay Electric Cooperative Outage Map. A Touchstone Energy Cooperative. Outage map shows diamond-shaped outage grid, plus a per-county report showing the percentage of customers out in each area. Call 1-888-434-9844 to report an outage.
Florida (Jacksonville). JEA Outage Info. To report a problem, call (800) 683-5542. Twitter: @NewsfromJEA.News media coverage includes WOKV News/Talk 690 AM (Facebook)., WOKV.COM, newspaper Florida Times-Union at Jacksonville.com.
Florida (Tampa). Tampa Electric Outage Map. Tampa Electric is part of TECO. Call 877-588-1010.
Florida (Pensacola to Panama City). Gulf Power, a Southern Company (no maps). Facebook: Gulf Power Company; used in times of emergency to distribute updates from their Distribution Control Center.
Florida (Panhandle). Talquin Electric Cooperative (no maps). Facebook: Talquin Electric Cooperative.
Georgia (Atlanta, statewide). Georgia Power Outage Center (no maps). Twitter: @georgiapower. Call 888-891-0938 to report an outage. Southern Company service area map. Georgia Power uses NaviGate from Gatekeeper Systems for visualization of their distribution network (case study). [Confirmed 10/28/12]
Georgia (NE of Atlanta, Athens). Jackson EMC Outage Map. Map hosted by Sienatech.
Georgia (NW of Atlanta, Cobb County). GreyStone Power Outage Status Map. Map powered by dataVoice. Unusually, this map reports outages by substation as well as by city and county.
Hawaii. Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO). No maps.
Illinois (Chicago area, northeast): ComEd Outage Map. Call 1-800-Edison-1 to report a downed power line. For News Media Inquiries, contact ComEd Media Relations at +1 312 394 3500. ComEd is an Exelon company. Exelon Corporation: Contact Us.
Indiana. Duke Energy Current Outage Map. If the power goes out, call 1-800-343-3525. [Updated 10/27/12]
Indiana (northwest). Indiana Michigan Power Outages and Problems map.
Indiana (north) NIPSCO Current Power Outages.
Indiana (Indianapolis). Indianapolis Power and Light Company OutageMap. If you are currently experiencing an outage, please call 317-261-8111.
Iowa. MidAmerican Energy MEC Outage Watch.
Kansas (Topeka, Wichita). Westar Energy Outage Map.
Kentucky (Louisville, statewide). LG&E / KU / ODP Outage Map
Kentucky (eastern). Kentucky Power Outages and Problems.
Kentucky (Lexington). Blue Grass Energy Outage Viewer. To report a power outage please call 1-888-655-4243.
Louisiana. CLECO Current Power Outage Information. Map shows overlay of weather radar, with Hurricane Isaac of 2012 displayed.
Louisiana. (Lafayette) SLEMCO Current Outages.
Louisiana (Slidell). Washington - St Tammany Electric Cooperative Storm Center. Detail view shown; note that the outage reporting lets you gather detail down to the substation and feeder level. A Touchstone Energy partner.
Louisiana (Shreveport): SWEPCO Outages and Problems.
Maine (consolidated information): Maine Power Outages (euicho). [Confirmed 10/27/12]
Maine (Bangor): Bangor Hydro outage information (no maps). Twitter: @bangorhydro . The Bangor Hydro mobile website has information formatted for cell phones. To report an outage call (800) 440-1111. A service area map for Bangor Hydro. [Updated 10/27/12].
Maryland. Electric utility service area map, as of 2008; from PPRP.
Maryland (Baltimore area, BWI): Baltimore Gas and Electric power outage map. Power Out or Downed Wire? Call 877-778-2222. Media only: 888.232.1919 . [Updated 10/27/12]
Maryland (Delmarva), Delmarva Power Outage Map. (See listing under Delaware).
Maryland: Allegheny Power, A FirstEnergy Corporation. Allegheny Power Outages Map.
Maryland (DC suburbs): Pepco StormCenter. KML: Pepco Thematic Areas Map. Stay away from downed wires, call 1-877-737-2662 to report an outage. Media relations (reporters only): 202/872-2680 Twitter: @PepcoConnect
Maryland (Southern): Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. SMECO Outage Map.
Massachusetts. (Mass. Electric): National Grid Outage Map.
Massachusetts (WMECO, Springfield, Amherst) Western Massachusetts Electric Outage Map. WMECO delivers power to more than 200,000 customers in 59 towns in western MA. Twitter @WMECO monitored during business hours. A Northeast Utilities company. A subscriber has built their own WMECO service outage page suitable for mobile phones.
Michigan (Central Upper Peninsula, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Escanaba, Houghton, Hancock): Upper Peninsula Power Compan Current Electric Outages.
Michigan (City of Detroit municipal system). Detroit Department of Public Lighting (no maps). Contact (313) 267-7202.
Michigan (Detroit metro area, DTW). DTE Energy Outage Map (interactive), DTE Zip Code Outage Map (PDF). iPhone users can download the DTE iPhone outage tracker app for free. Twitter: @DTE_Energy . Call 800-477-4747. Media relations: 313-235-5555.
Michigan (central, western, northern Lower Peninsula) Consumers Energy: Report an Electric Outage (no outage maps). Electric and Gas Service Territories. If you are news media: Consumers Energy Media Contacts. Twitter: @consumersenergy .
Michigan (southwest). Indiana Michigan Power Outage Map.
Minnesota (statewide). Minnesota Geospatial Information Office Public Utilities Infrastructure Information for Minnesota. Electric, natural gas, water and sewer maps. Detailed statewide electric utility service area boundaries are not currently available. A detailed Minnesota electric transmission lines and substations map from 2007 shows service of 60 kV or larger; this map is an excerpt.
Minnesota (Duluth). Minnesota Power Outage Map.
Minnesota (Northeast). Lake Country Power Outage Viewer.
Mississippi (Western). Entergy Mississippi Storm Center. Mobile access via the Entergy App (iPhone). Facebook: Entergy Mississippi. Twitter: @entergyms . For storm alerts, text REG to 368374. To report a power outage, call 1-800-9OUTAGE.
Missouri (Kansas City, Independence). Kansas City Power and Light Powerwatch. "Powered by Obvient Strategies".
Missouri (Southwest, Joplin area): Empire District Outage Map.
Nebraska. Omaha Public Power District Power Outage Map. Outages are reported on a grid, either as absolute numbers or as % of total subscribers (shown).
Nevada. NV Energy (no maps).
New Hampshire. New Hampshire Electric Co-op Outage Map. About 78,500 customers served.
New Jersey (northern). Orange and Rockland Storm Center.
New Jersey (Jersey Central Power and Light). FirstEnergy Current System Outage Map. Phone 1-888-544-4877.
New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties): PSE&G Outage Center. PSE&G, NJ's largest utility, services 2.1 million electric customers and 1.7 million gas customers. Call 800-436-PSEG. Twitter: @PSEGdelivers. [Updated 10/29/12]
New Mexico. El Paso Electric Trouble and Outages (no maps)
New Mexico (Albuquerque). PNM Power Outage Map. Call 1-888-DIAL-PNM (888-342-5766) to report your outage. This map is from the windstorms of December 1, 2011.
New York (statewide). New York Independent System Operator. Wholesale power coodination across New York State.
New York /New Jersey (New York City area). NYCPowerStatus.com has consolidated information from Con Edison, LIPA, and PSEG, with graphs that chart system outage and restoration.
New York (Long Island). Long Island Power Authority Storm Center Outage Map.
New York (Poughkeepsie, Kingston) Central Hudson Storm Center, powered by iFactor.
New York (Buffalo, upstate). National Grid Outage Map.
New York (Rochester). RG&E Outage Central. No maps. Outages are reported by city and by street.
New York (Rochester). RGE Outages plots the approximate locations of power outages in Rochester, New York, and is updated every ten minutes. The source data for this map is published by RG&E, but all map-related blame should go to Ryan Tucker. You can find the source code on GitHub.
North Carolina. (Charlotte, Greensboro). Duke Energy Current Outages. Call 1-800-POWERON to report outages and get an estimated time of restoration. Los clientes hispanos pueden llamar 1-866-4-APAGON. Media contact line: 800-559-3853 or 704-382-8333 for news media only.
North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham, Asheville). Progress Energy Outage Map. An option on the map shows an outage history with restoration progress, as well as a breakdown of outages by county. KML: Progress Energy Thematic Areas Map. Powered by iFactor. Progress Energy also serves a part of eastern South Carolina.
North Dakota (Fargo). Xcel Energy Outage Map.
Ohio (statewide). Electric industry maps of Ohio, provided by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Ohio (City of Cleveland): Cleveland Public Power Outage Information (no maps). In the event of an outage, call 216-664-3156. Dial 811 before digging. CPP serves much of the city of Cleveland.
Ohio: (northern, Toledo, Cleveland suburbs, Youngstown): FirstEnergy Current System Outage Map. Consolidated map for Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison, and Illuminating Company. Media contacts for news media only.
Ohio: (southeast, Columbus, Findlay, Athens, Canton, Chillicothe): AEP Ohio Outages.
Ohio (south central) South Central Power Company Outage Map.
Ohio: (Cincinnati): Duke Energy Power Outage Map
Ohio (Dayton): Dayton Power and Light Outage Map.
Oklahoma (southwestern): Cotton Electric Cooperative Outage Map.
Oklahoma (OKC): OG&E System Watch map. Includes graphs of outages by hour of day and recent historical outage counts, plus a weather overlay. Updated every 15 minutes on the quarter hour. Twitter: @OGandE
Oregon (Portland, Beaverton, Salem). Portland General Electric Outage Map.
Pennsylvania (statewide). Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Regulation and reporting on statewide energy utilities, with jurisdiction over 11 electric utility companies that serve most of the commonwealth.
Pennsylvania. Citizens Electric of Lewisburg outage map.
Pennsylvania (Penn Power, Penelec, Met-Ed): FirstEnergy Current System Outage Map - Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania (suburban Pittsburgh, State College). Allegheny Energy Outage Status. Call 1-800-255-3443 to report an outage.
South Carolina (eastern, coastal). Progress Energy outage map. An option on the map shows an outage history with restoration progress, as well as a breakdown of outages by county. KML: Progress Energy Thematic Areas Map. Powered by iFactor. Progress Energy also serves a part of North Carolina.
South Dakota. Xcel Energy. Call 1-800-895-1999.
South Dakota. NorthWestern Energy (no maps). Call (800) 245-6977.
Tennessee (statewide). Tennessee Valley Authority (no outage maps). Regional map shows TVA distribution map (PDF) to local power companies.
Tennessee (Memphis). MLGW Electric Outage Summary Map. First map I've seen that does outage accounting on a grid rather than by political boundaries, zip codes or internal subdivisions.
Tennessee (southern suburbs of Nashville): Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation Outages. Report an outage through MTEMC's automated outage reporting line at 1-877-777-9111.
Texas: ERCOT grid reliability; aggregate demand, pricing. No maps.
Texas: San Bernard Electric Coop (Columbus, Hempstead, Sealy) http://18.104.22.168/Outages/
Texas: CPSenergy (San Antonio) http://www.cpsenergy.com/Services/Power_Outages/index.asp
Texas: AEPTexas.com https://www.aeptexas.com/outages/ Outages by zipcode
Texas (Austin): Austin Energy Storm Center.
Texas (southeast of Austin, including Bastrop): Bluebonnet Electric Outage Viewer. The map depicted shows damage to the system from the Bastrop County Complex Fire and was added on September 9, 2011.
Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, Odessa, Midland): ONCOR Storm Center. Powered by iFactor, this map includes a weather overlay and detailed zip code and county level outage counts. Review at EPC Updates.
Texas (Houston): CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker.
Texas: Texas New Mexico Power Service Areas. (no outage map)
Utah. Division of Public Utilities. Map of consumer owned electric utilities.
Utah. Rocky Mountain Power Outages (no map). To report an outage or if you do not see your outage listed and would like an update, call us anytime toll free at 1-877-508-5088. "To improve service to you, we are working to enhance our online outage information to include interactive maps in the future." (December 2011)
Vermont. Vermont Outages. Consolidated information from 20 utilities. The map depicts damage after Hurricane Irene caused widespread flooding.
Vermont. Central Vermont Public Service Outage Map. The map depicts outages as well as the CVPS service territory.
Virginia (State Corporation Commission). Virginia Electric Utility Electric Service Territories map (PDF).
Virginia (Norfolk, Richmond, Fairfax). Dominion Electric Outage Map. Call 1-866-366-4357. A Dominion Electric power outage summary breaks down outages by service region. Twitter: @DomVAPower. Facebook: Dominion Virginia Power. The map depicts damage after widespread flooding and high winds from Hurricane Irene. News coverage: NBC12 (WWBT), Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Virginia (Lynchburg, Roanoke): Appalachian Power Outages and Problems.
Virginia (Blue Ridge, Bowling Green, Culpeper). Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Outage Map. A Touchstone Energy Cooperative; technology by Lockheed Martin.
Washington. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission regulates energy companies in the state. The Access Washington government portal has a comprehensive page of where to report a power outage to your Washington utility company, with over 35 company contact numbers listed.
Washington (Spokane, eastern Washington). Avista Power Outages. Avista serves over 350,000 customers. Call 1-800-227-9187 to report an outage; 24-Hour Media Line: 509-495-4174 for press inquiries only. Maps depict both outages and recent power restorations.
Washington (Seattle): Seattle City Light System Status. Seattle City Light provides power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. News release: New Outage Management System Enhances City Light Storm Response, November 2010. Outage Hotline (206) 684-7400
Washington. Puget Sound Energy. Call us for assistance any time of day at 1-888-225-5773. Puget Sound Energy serves more than 1.2 million electric & gas customers in Washington State, in Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, King, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston, Whatcom and Kittitas counties. A service alert map is activated only when there are major outages. Twitter: @PSEtalk. Facebook: pugetsoundenergy. The map shown depicts the January 2012 snowstorm.
Washington DC: Pepco StormCenter. KML: Pepco Thematic Areas Map. Stay away from downed wires, call 1-877-737-2662 to report an outage. Media relations (reporters only): 202/872-2680 Twitter: @PepcoConnect
West Virginia (northern). Allegheny Energy Outage Status. Call 1-800-255-3443 to report an outage.
West Virginia (Charleston): Appalachian Power Outage Map.
Wisconsin (Northeast: Green Bay, Waupaca, Stevens Point, Wausau, Antigo, Merrill, Rhinelander): Wisconsin Public Service Current Electric Outages. Two maps here; the first depicts damage from a November 9, 2011 snowstorm. WPS is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group. Twitter: @WPSstorm. To report an outage or down power line call 800-450-7240. Media: Integrys Media Contacts. Area media: WSAW (CBS 7).
Wisconsin (Milwaukee): WE Energies Outage Map
Wisconsin (Madison): Madison Gas and Electric Power Outages
Wyoming. Rocky Mountain Power Large-Scale Outage Information for Wyoming. Selective listing of outages affecting more than 500 customers; no maps. Contact: 1-877-508-5088.
Alberta: AESO, Alberta Electric System Operator. AESO manages demand among Alberta utilities. Same day and near future records of system load; no maps.
British Columbia: BC Hydro Power Outages Map. Call 1-888 POWERON (1 888 769-3766) to report an outage. RSS outages feeds show outage details broken down by municipality and region, available in standard RSS formats for automated use updated each 15 minutes.
Ontario: Hydro One Storm Centre.
Ontario (Ottawa): Hydro Ottawa Power Outage Map.
Quebec. Hydro Quebec Power Outage Information (no maps).
Thanks go to too many people for assisting in the production of this site. A Twitter search for power outage map has been very helpful.
I have been availing myself of state and local Ask a Librarian services to help zero in on maps produced by state agencies.