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Reliability

Performance summary 2019/2020

  • Overview of outputs

    11
    Improve network performance by the end of RIIO-ED1 so that, on average, customers will have 16% fewer power cuts and have their electricity supplies restored 23% quicker.(See note 1 below).

    Customer interruptions have reduced by 40% and customer minutes lost have reduced by 50% from the underlying performance benchmark.

    12
    Make sure that at least 85% of customers have their power restored within an hour of a high voltage fault happening.(See note 2 below)

    88% of customers had their power restored within one hour of a high voltage fault.


  • Overview of outputs

    13
    Reduce by 20% the number of customers experiencing a power cut which lasts for 12 hours or more.(See note 1 below).

    The number of customers without electricity for more than 12 hours (where the GSOP applied) was 70, an improvement of over 97.5% on our 2012/2013 benchmark performance. Customers received a set payment where we failed to achieve the GSOP.

    14
    Achieve no failures on all other GSOPs.(See note 2)

    We had no failures against most GSOP categories. However, we failed to notify nine customers of planned interruptions to their electricity supply and failed to meet the standard for restoring supply following a main fuse failure for two customers.


  • Overview of outputs

    15
    Reduce by 20% the number of customers classified as worst served.(See note 1 below).

    To date, projects to reduce the number of worst served customers have been put in place for 12,681 customers. Our target for the whole of RIIO-ED1 was 6,812 customers.


  • Overview of outputs

    16
    Apply flood defences to 75 substations, reducing the risk of both damage to equipment and power cuts due to flooding.(See note 1 below).

    To date, we have installed flood defences at 69 substations. We are on track to achieve our RIIO-ED1 targets.

    17
    Speed up the programme of tree clearance (specifically related to storm resilience) by 40%, with the aim of clearing 700km of overhead lines per year (delivering the programme five years earlier than suggested by Government guidelines).(See note 1 below)

    The programme is ahead of plan. We have completed 65% of the programme of tree clearance that we committed to for the whole of RIIO-ED1.

    18
    Improve substation battery life to last for 72 hours if there is a major, network-wide power loss.(See note 1 below)

    All programmes are ahead of plan.

    Protection batteries – 85% of eight-year programme complete.

    SCADA batteries – 81% of eight-year programme complete.

    Telecommunications sites – 92% of eight-year programme complete.


Note 1: This target is for the full eight-year RIIO-ED1 period, not for each separate year.

Note 2: This target is for each year of RIIO-ED1.

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