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Electric Disturbance Events (OE-417)

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.

The OE-417 Electric Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report (OMB No. 1901-0288) has been updated and was recertified by the Office of Management and Budget in May 2018. The updated version of Form OE-417 incorporates additional questions from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) EOP-004 Event Reporting Standard. For NERC reporting entities registered in the United States, NERC has approved that Form OE-417 meets the submittal requirements for NERC; however, please note that there may be other applicable regional, state, and local reporting requirements.

This report is sponsored by the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). Please email OE417@hq.doe.gov with any questions.

OE-417 Online Submissions

A new OE-417 E-Filing system has been released (August 2012). This new system allows respondents to email submitted Forms to additional recipients as well as to retrieve and update past Forms. The Training Guide for the new system can be found below the E-Filing link.

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.

Confidentiality

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 (information on the official to contact for follow-up and the narrative description of the incident and disturbance) will be protected, where possible, consistent with Federal law such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Last Updated: 5/2018

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