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Public Power Reliability & Safety Analysis

For over 25 years, PA Consulting Group has been collecting and analyzing electric system reliability, looking at operational trends across electric utilities in the US. As the leading source of reliability data and insights, we offer comprehensive analyses looking at Electric System Reliability, Restoration, Response and Safety that support and align with Public Power’s ambition to provide better reliability.

The importance of Electric System Reliability, Restoration, Response and Safety has grown substantially in the past decade. System reliability is a critical measure used by regulators, customers, and senior management to evaluate performance. Reliability is one of the most important performance measures in the industry and can drive customer satisfaction, regulation mandates, and employee morale. 

Reliability goals should be based on a comprehensive understanding of the performance of other utilities, while adhering to strict safety measures.

Reliability Analysis

Our annual Public Power Reliability Analysis provides you with reliability metrics, comparing your electric reliability performance in the current year as well as appropriate trends as measured by SAIDI, SAIFI and CAIDI against nearly 250 other utilities. To make an accurate comparison, the reliability results presented in the analysis exclude major outage events (i.e. major storms, etc.).

The analysis shows the quartile thresholds and the top decile for each reliability metric for three different peer groups:

  1. All-utilities peer group (both IOU and publicly owned)
  2. IOU peer group
  3. Publicly owned peer group.

Register your interest

To register your interest in purchasing the Public Power Reliability Analysis, you can also contact us directly at

“Safety first” Analysis

We enable utilities to improve safety outcomes through recommendations and transformation approaches garnered from standardized analytical assessments, including benchmarking assessments. We assess two types of safety-related activities (comprehensively covering safety-related actions and processes, including close calls and near misses):

  • Safety Operations: safety culture, coaching, reporting, monitoring—on-going, daily, weekly actions
  • Incident Responses: addressing safety incidents, feedback, and improvement.

The analysis shows an assessment of safety operations and is accompanied by informative and actionable metrics:

  • Safety best practices
  • OSHA-related safety indices—collecting raw data and calculating standard OSHA metrics.

Based on these benchmarked metrics, we provide an outcome assessment and offer recommendations. 

Our extensive database of safety-related metrics and best practices includes:

  • OSHA Lost Time Incident Rate
  • Combined Vehicular Incident Rate
  • Combined Vehicular Incident Rate per 1,000,000 miles
  • Vehicular Accident/Collision Rate
  • Separation Between “At Fault/No Fault” Incident Rates
  • Lost Time Severity Index
  • Percent of Accidents Resulting in Formal Disciplinary Action
  • Non-Emergency Injury Policy
  • Most Lost Time Incidents
  • Frequency of Safety Metric Results Provided to Employees.

Register your interest

To register your interest in purchasing the Safety Analysis, you can also contact us directly at

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