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New tool helped ensure cold storage for vials of vaccines during winter power outages

The Washington Department of Commerce, home to the State Energy Office, plays a pivotal role behind the scenes in the state’s response to energy emergencies, such as major power and fuel supply disruptions. During the pandemic, Energy Emergency Management Director Elizabeth King recognized the potential of the Washington Energy Infrastructure Assessment Tool (WEIAT, known as “Wyatt”) to help guide important elements of the state’s coronavirus response.

The tool was originally funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy which recently highlighted King’s work as a…

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