For calendar year 2017, approximately 20 million United States establishments were impacted by power outages.
These ranged from the small outages, such as an unfortunate squirrel that shorted out the neighborhood transformer, to the large-scale impact of a Category 5 hurricane.
This and more is charted in our study of 2017 power outages
- Nearly 20 million households and establishments were affected.
- There were two months that stood out as the highest outage points in the year.
- Weather of varying degrees was the primary culprit, though over 20 reasons are tracked.
- Outage humor – read about three award winning stories.