NOAA -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Energy

An image of different type of energy that is generated from the space weather

Energy suppliers rely on NOAA for the data they need to make decisions about their operations. We monitor Earth’s space environment, which can cause significant damage to the nation’s energy grid.

Severe solar storms, triggered by huge eruptions on the surface of the sun, have the potential to disrupt electrical power grids and corrode gas and oil pipelines.

Earth observations also play a vital role in marine exploration by giving energy producers a better picture of what lies beneath the seafloor—information resulting in more precise drilling and reduced strain on marine ecosystems.