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 May 30, 2023

Key Performance Indicators Units 21-22 Final Current Count FY 22-23 June 30, 2023 22-23 Target
System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) Outages / year 0.80 0.88 0.78
System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) Minutes out / year 115.30 212.78 95.00
Priority A Circuits carrying extra load due to failed components Circuits 34 75 -
Priority B Circuits that have failed components   77 128 -
Priority C Circuits carrying extra load due to field work   89 107 -
Not yet prioritized   4 2 -
Abnormal & Temporary 4.8KV Circuit Backlog - Total of Priority A & B Only   115 203 85
PSRP Poles Replaced Poles 3799 3257 3500
PSRP Substructures Replaced and Repaired Vaults 22 10 22
PSRP Distribution Transformers Replaced Transformers 1183 1543 1150
Underground Transmission Cables replaced Cables 1 In Design 1 Cable
Length of PSRP underground cables Replaced Miles 51.9 32.9 60.0

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