Outage Management

EPRI to study power outages

Issue 4 and Volume 78.

EPRI launched a two-year program, the Reliability Initiative, to study the root causes of recent power outages and to identify ways to reduce the risk of further problems. EPRI plans to conduct detailed assessments of the three North American interconnections and provide guidance for reliability enhancement. Reliability assessments will also be conducted for representative distribution systems. Twenty-six utilities have so far signed up to support and sponsor the program, and three trade associations (Edison Electric Institute, American Public Power Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) have endorsed it.