Power System Reliability Program

The Power System Reliability Program provides a blueprint for ensuring continued reliable energy service for future generations of Los Angeles residents. LADWP implemented the Power System Reliability Program through a two-pronged approach—rebuilding infrastructure and proactive maintenance—and will invest more than $1 billion in the program over the next 5 to 15 years. The program is funded through a power reliability surcharge.

The goals of the program include:

  • Reducing Temporary Circuits
  • Replacing Distribution Transformers, Poles, Underground Cables, and Substructures
  • Reducing Frequency and Duration of System Interruptions
The table and graphs below detail the progress of the Power System Reliability Program.

Power System Reliability Program (PSRP) Activity Update as of June 19, 2018

Key Performance Indicators Units 16-17 Final Current Count FY 17-18 June 30, 2018 17-18 Target
System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) Outages / year 0.96 0.92 0.68
System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) Minutes out / year 161.62 150.13 85.00
Priority A Circuits carrying extra load due to failed components Circuits 61 41 -
Priority B Circuits that have failed components   65 39 -
Priority C Circuits carrying extra load due to field work   75 78 -
Not yet prioritized   3 7 -
Abnormal & Temporary 4.8KV Circuit Backlog - Total of Priority A & B Only   123 80 70
PSRP Poles Replaced Poles 2656 2984 3000
PSRP Substructures Replaced and Repaired Vaults 11 15 15
PSRP Distribution Transformers Replaced Transformers 919 924 800
Underground Transmission Cables replaced Cables 1 In Design 1 Cable
Length of PSRP underground cables Replaced Miles 30.2 48.1 48.0

NOTE: Starting with FY 13-14 the page has been redesigned to provide more clarity of the PSRP items being completed.