KU unveils online power outage map

Kentucky Utilities has launched an online outage map to help customers pinpoint where power outages have occurred and how long it will take until electricity is restored.

The outage map, at, shows near real-time outages for KU and affiliated companies Louisville Gas & Electric and Old Dominion Power, all of which are owned by E.ON U.S.

The outage map, which will be available year-round, pulls information from the company's Outage Management System and shows outages on the map and includes charts showing outages by counties and ZIP codes.

A mobile version of the outage map is in the works from the vendor that is providing the application, said KU spokesman Cliff Feltham.