Our Electric Utility has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2020. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. The Electric Utility has received this recognition in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.
According to a national comparison by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), City of Ashland Electric Utility is in the top quartile (25%) of utilities for System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) based on the EIA data in 2015 - 2019, thereby qualifying for the 2020 Certificate of Excellence in Reliability.
APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
The municipally owned City of Ashland Electric Utility has served the Ashland community since 1890 and currently services a total of 13,231 residential customers, 1,715 commercial, industrial and governmental customers primarily within the city limits of Ashland. Predominantly hydropower generated electricity is purchased and delivered to Ashland from the Bonneville Power Administration and is supplemented by over 500kw of local hydropower generation and well over 3mw of customer owned local solar generation.