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DOE Form OE-417, "Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report"

The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) uses Form OE-417, “Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report,” to monitor major system incidents on electric power systems. Tracking disturbances that impact the integrated generating and transmission facilities is an important Federal task along with examining issues associated with insufficient capacity reserves. The form collects information on electric emergency incidents and disturbances for DOE’s use in fulfilling its overall national security and other energy management responsibilities.

Instructions - DOE Form OE-417 Instructions

Form - DOE Form OE-417

Please submit a copy, by email, of your completed Form OE-417, “Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report,” to at ReliabilityFirst Corporation.


If you are unable to email the form, please call our office directly during normal business hours at 216-503-0600 and fax the report to 216-503-9207.  After normal business hours, please call our emergency number 216-503-0646 and fax the report to 216-503-9207.

NERC Reliability Standard EOP-004, "IROL and Preliminary Disturbance Report"

Information on the reporting thresholds, the reporting form, and instructions for the NERC “IROL and Preliminary Disturbance Report “ are included as an attachment to NERC standard EOP-004. This standard can be accessed on the NERC website from the Standards dropdown menu. Use the "Reliability Standards" link to access the "Emergency Preparedness and Operations" Standards. A direct link to the EOP-004 standard: Reporting&jurisdiction=United States. Please remember to submit a copy of any NERC IROL and Preliminary Disturbance report to ReliabilityFirst Corporation at

ReliabilityFirst ReliabilityFirst Disturbance Reporting and Analysis

All events that are required to be reported by the OE-417 and EOP-004 criteria will use those published procedures. ReliabilityFirst Reporting Criteria and Procedure has been superseded by the criteria published in the NERC Event Analysis Process. ReliabilityFirst expects registered entities to follow the current NERC Event Analysis Process for notification and analysis of events. The EA Process documents can be found on the NERC website under the Event Analysis Tab on the home page or by following this link