​​​​​​​​​​The Outage Data Initiative Nationwide (ODIN) was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with contribution by NRECA, NISC and other vendors. With ODIN, data from utility outage management systems create a comprehensive, standardized digital map of power outages for actionable updates to benefit utilities, first responders, federal agencies like FEMA​, and the public. There is no cost to cooperatives to participate in ODIN, but permission needs to be given to OMS vendors to provide data to ODIN. This advisory provides further details.