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 February 22, 2020

Key Performance Indicators Units 18-19 Final Current Count FY 19-20 June 30, 2020 19-20 Target
System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) Outages / year 0.90 0.84 0.78
System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) Minutes out / year 175.83 134.60 95.00
Priority A Circuits carrying extra load due to failed components Circuits 49 40 -
Priority B Circuits that have failed components   67 66 -
Priority C Circuits carrying extra load due to field work   59 71 -
Not yet prioritized   4 1 -
Abnormal & Temporary 4.8KV Circuit Backlog - Total of Priority A & B Only   117 106 85
PSRP Poles Replaced Poles 3757 2545 4000
PSRP Substructures Replaced and Repaired Vaults 16 3 20
PSRP Distribution Transformers Replaced Transformers 1238 477 850
Underground Transmission Cables replaced Cables 1 In Design 1 Cable
Length of PSRP underground cables Replaced Miles 50.7 26.3 50.0

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