Easton Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2017. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (www.PublicPower.org), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
The Association helps members track outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service,”
said the Association’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, Michael Hyland.
Public power has a strong track record of reliability, said Hyland. Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the time, compared to other types of utilities. More specifically, Easton Utilities has an average outage time for each customer served of just 11 minutes, compared to an average of 129 minutes for all electric utilities in the United States in 2017.
“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a true testament to the hard work our teams put in to ensure the lights stay on for our customers,” said Arnold R. Boughner, Jr., Electric Department Manager at Easton Utilities.