United States Department of Energy

Electric Disturbance Events (OE-417)

Attention: Beginning January 2010, a new online reporting system will be in place. This will now be the the preferred method of filing. Submissions through email, fax and phone will still be accepted. See below for link and instructions.

The Electric Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report (Form OE-417) collects information on electric incidents and emergencies. The Department of Energy uses the information to fulfill its overall national security and other energy emergency management responsibilities, as well as for analytical purposes.

This report is sponsored by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). Please email OE417@oe.netl.doe.gov with any questions.

OE-417 Online Submissions

OE-417 Form and Instructions

Annual Summaries

Required Respondents

Electric utilities that operate as Control Area Operators and/or Reliability Authorities as well as other electric utilities, as appropriate, are required to file the form. The form is a mandatory filing whenever an electrical incident or disturbance is sufficiently large enough to cross the reporting thresholds. Reporting coverage for the Form OE-417 includes all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Trust Territories.


The incidence and disturbance data reported on Schedule 1 of the form are not confidential. However, all data reported on Schedule 2 of the form are protected (information on the official to contact for follow-up and the narrative description of the incident and disturbance).

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Last Updated: 1/2011