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Winter Storm May Cause Problems for East Coast Energy Infrastructure

Matt Ball on January 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Planning

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s ( www.eia.gov ) new “Today in Energy” brief looks at how you can track which power plants, oil refineries, and other energy infrastructure are in the path of this weekend’s winter storm.

“An upcoming winter storm has resulted in blizzard watches in major Mid-Atlantic cities, including Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Nearly 75 million people are in regions expected to be affected by the storm. In addition to record levels of snowfall, affected areas could experience high winds as well as coastal storm surges and flooding in susceptible regions. To help analysts assess potential storm impacts, EIA maintains an energy disruptions map that displays key layers of energy infrastructure, including oil refineries, power plants, and major electric transmission lines, and real-time storm information from the National Weather Service. This web page also contains links to U.S. Department of Energy websites that provide updates to the effect of severe weather on energy infrastructure.”—EIA

The “Today in Energy” brief was posted Friday on EIA’s website at: http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=24652.

You can view EIA’s Energy Disruptions Map at: http://www.eia.gov/special/disruptions/

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