Mobile App for Energy Emergencies

November 19, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

lantern live energy manageThe Department of Energy launched a mobile app called Lantern Live that helps consumers quickly find and share critical information about nearby gas stations and power outages during energy emergencies.

Lantern Live allows users to report the operational status of local gas stations, find fuel, and look up power outage maps from local utilities, while also accessing useful tips and guidelines.

With the launch of this app, the Energy Department is testing the power of crowdsourcing and open data in disaster and recovery.

Lantern Live is currently available free for Android devices through Google Play.

 

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