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 26, 2019

Key Performance Indicators Units 17-18 Final Current Count FY 18-19 June 30, 2019 18-19 Target
System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) Outages / year 0.93 0.90 0.78
System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) Minutes out / year 150.42 176.29 95.00
Priority A Circuits carrying extra load due to failed components Circuits 42 50 -
Priority B Circuits that have failed components   42 68 -
Priority C Circuits carrying extra load due to field work   68 62 -
Not yet prioritized   1 3 -
Abnormal & Temporary 4.8KV Circuit Backlog - Total of Priority A & B Only   85 118 85
PSRP Poles Replaced Poles 3018 3733 3500
PSRP Substructures Replaced and Repaired Vaults 17 13 18
PSRP Distribution Transformers Replaced Transformers 950 1235 800
Underground Transmission Cables replaced Cables 1 In Design 1 Cable
Length of PSRP underground cables Replaced Miles 51.4 47.4 50.0

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