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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Electric Utility Reliable Service Recognition


Arlington, VA – April, 1, 2020— Coffeyville Municipal Light & Power has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2019. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

The Association helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

“Community-owned public power utilities have an excellent record when it comes to reliability,” said the Association’s Senior Director of Energy and Environmental Services Alex Hofmann. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”

Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the time, compared to other types of utilities.

“We are very proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff, both electric distribution and generation crews, to ensure that we keep Coffeyville powered”, adding, “We take great pride in providing the absolute best service possible to our customers,” said Mike Shook, Director of Electric Services for the City of Coffeyville.

Coffeyville’s System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) 3.83 minutes. SAIDI is defined as the average interruption duration (in minutes) for a utility system during a specific time period. SAIDI is calculated by dividing the sum of all customer minutes of interruption by the specified time frame by the average number of customers served during that period.

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