Monday, August 8, 2016

PUC Releases 2015 Annual Electric Service Reliability Report

The Public Utility Commission Monday released its 2015 Annual Electric Service Reliability Report, detailing the performance of the state’s electric distribution companies (EDCs) during 2015.
The PUC’s annual reliability report measures performance based on various benchmarks and standards for the state’s 11 EDCs, including Citizens’ Electric, Duquesne Light, Metropolitan Edison, PECO, Pennsylvania Electric, Pennsylvania Power, Pike County Light & Power, PPL Electric Utilities, UGI Utilities, Wellsboro Electric and West Penn Power.
Performance measurements documented in the report include the frequency and duration of outages; the frequency of momentary and sustained outages; and utility-specific information and analysis of outages causes; and major events that impacted power customers during 2015.
For each of these metrics, the PUC establishes a benchmark against which the electric distribution company performance is measured. Here are the general results for 3 of the most important metrics--
-- Customer Average Interruption Duration: Penelec and Pike County Electric were above the performance benchmark;
-- System Average Interruption Duration: Met-Ed (barely above), Penelec and Penn Power (barely above);
-- System Average Interruption Frequency: Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn were above the benchmark;
A copy of the report is available online.
Electric Utility Reliability Improving PUC Says

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