Analysis of Performance
Annual Regional Average data updated after receiving information from Front Range Utilities. Regional average increased this year as a result of large outages stemming from heavy winds across the Front Range in December 2021 that has significant impact on utilities with overhead lines.
Fort Collins Light & Power reliability in one sentence: On average, a customer in Fort Collins can expect a 76.31 minute outage about every 3.57 years.
SAIDI is how long, on average, each customer was without power in the last year.
* The 22Q3 SAIDI value of 21.17 minutes increased from 12.95 minutes for the 12-month measurement period for the prior quarter.
* Taken into context SAIDI, CAIDI and SAIFI, 22Q3 reliability showed an overall reduction with a decrease in frequency of outages (135 outages versus last quarter's 136), and an increase in duration of outages (27,622 customer hours out versus 16,851 customer hours out for the 12-month measurement period for Q2). While there was an overall decrease in reliablity, this number still represents reliability in the top quartile of public power agencies in North America.
* The increase in customer-hours out is a function of both the type of equipment failures that occurred in the 12-month period ending 22Q3 and the number of customer affected by them. Duration of outage was largely driven by 3 splice failures on mainline feeders that affected more customers and required additional sectionalizing time in order to safely perform repairs.
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.