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From the Automated Export System branch of the U.S. Census Bureau:

AESDirect Required Maintenance – Scheduled Outage

This message is intended for AESDirect program users only. If you are not an AESDirect program filer, you will not be affected by this outage.

The AESDirect system will experience required system maintenance for one hour on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 4:30pm EDT to 5:30pm EDT.

During this outage the AESDirect system will not be available for EEI filing. We strongly encourage you to file your shipments prior to this outage if possible.


The AES Downtime Policy will not be enacted for this short outage.


AESPcLink users are encouraged to continue creating and storing shipments in a queue on their local computer for transmission when AESDirect is brought back on-line after the outage.

For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s AES Branch.

Plan accordingly if you file exports using AESDirect.