Freeport Electric Recognized for Reliability Excellence
FREEPORT ELECTRIC RECOGNIZED
FOR RELIABLE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Freeport, NY – April 18, 2023 — Freeport Electric has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2022. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
“It’s encouraging to see year after year that public power’s track record for providing highly reliable service is backed up by data,” said APPA Director of Research and Development Paul Zummo. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on. And these communities should be proud of their local power providers and appreciate the hard work that goes into earning this recognition.”
Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.
“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we keep Freeport powered,” said Al Livingston Jr, Superintendent of Electric Utilities at Freeport Electric.
Freeport Electric has achieved performance in the top 25% of APPA utilities for SAIDI, SAIFI, and CAIDI. See how Freeport compares to other utilities below:
About IEEE Reliability Statistics:
SAIDI is the average duration (in minutes) of an interruption per customer served by the utility during a specific time frame.
Since SAIDI is a sustained interruption index, only outages lasting longer than five minutes are included in the calculations. SAIDI is calculated by dividing the sum of all customer minutes of interruption within the specified time frame by the average number of customers served during that period. For example, a utility with 100 customer minutes of interruption and 100 customers would have a SAIDI of 1.
SAIFI is the average instances a customer on the utility system will experience a sustained interruption during a specific time frame.
Since SAIFI is a sustained interruption index, only outages lasting longer than five minutes are included in the calculations. SAIFI is calculated by dividing the total number of customers that experienced sustained interruptions by the average number of customers served during that period. For example, a utility with 150 customer interruptions and 200 customers would have a SAIFI of 0.75.
CAIDI is the average duration (in minutes) of an interruption experienced by customers during a specific time frame.
Since CAIDI is a sustained interruption index, only outages lasting longer than five minutes are included in the calculations. CAIDI is calculated by dividing the sum of all customer minutes of interruption by the number of customers that experienced one or more interruptions during that period. This metric reflects the average customer experience (minutes of duration) during an outage.