Analysis of Performance
Fort Collins Light & Power reliability in one sentence: On average, a customer in Fort Collins can expect a 62 minute outage about every 5.5 years. SAIDI is how long, on average, each customer was without power in the last year.
- The 21Q2 SAIDI value of 14.63 minutes increased from 11.38 minutes in the prior quarter.
- Taking into context SAIDI, CAIDI and SAIFI, 21Q2 reliability showed an overall reduction with a small decrease in duration for those customers who experienced an outage, but an overall increase of SAIDI as a result of an increase in frequency of outages.
- The largest increases in frequency (by customer-hours out) are primarily a function of equipment failures and dig-in outages that occurred in the 12-month period ending 21Q2. Equipment failures normally increase during the spring and summer months, and the dig-in failures are occurring as a result of an increase of excavation and directional drilling as part of the broadband deployment.
Why Is This Important?
City Organization Impact on Performance
High – Reliable electric service depends on quality installation and maintenance of utility infrastructure to avoid service interruptions and sufficient resources to respond quickly to outages as they occur. Fort Collins Light and Power is directly responsible for both of these tasks.