Power Events API
Access up-to-date data about power events that can be integrated into your platform or applications.

Easy API integration

PENS-API plugs into existing dashboards and decision support tools for seamless integration.

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Choose the format that works for you

Access APIs in CSV, GeoJson, KML, and Esri Feature Service.

Available in the Esri marketplace

Purchase PENS directly through the ArcGIS marketplace, including a 21-day free trial.

What is PENS?

The Power Event Notification System (PENS) Provides the most comprehensive, independent, observational view of the power distribution grid.

We partner with communication companies to extract power data from primary aggregation points, and deliver it to our customers via low latency, private, and secure fiber networks.

PENS collects data from over 300,000 power sensors around the US.

150-million people in the US live or work within 1km of a Gridmetrics sensor.

Data updates every five minutes.

Coverage is tightly aligned with population density.

Power events displayed in US National Grid 1x1km cells.

Integrated into existing GIS systems, dashboards, and tools via APIs.

How it works

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Automated Alerts for Power Events
Receive immediate notifications directly to your inbox about important power events in your area.


Asset Monitoring Maps & Alerts
Monitor your locations for active or potential power events.

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Interactive Power Events Map
View a detailed, interactive map of power events based on your area of interest and time period.


Customizable Event Reports
Select your area and power events to receive automated reports via email at your preferred cadence.