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Ashland Municipal Electric Utility Recognized for Reliable Electric Service to the Community

The Ashland Municipal Electric Utility has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2019. Ashland was ranked in the top quartile (25%) of utilities for System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) based on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.

The American Public Power Association helps electric utilities track power 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. More information on the eReliability Tracker program is available at https://www.publicpower.org/topic/reliability.

“Community-owned public power utilities have an excellent record when it comes to reliability,” said the Association’s Senior Director of Energy and Environmental Services Alex Hofmann. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”
Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the time, compared to other types of utilities.

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we keep Ashland powered,” said Tom McBartlett, Electric Director at Ashland Municipal Electric Utility.

For more information on Ashland Municipal Electric Utility and its commitment to reliability, visit ashland.or.us/electricdept

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