The Texas energy industry may be growing, but power outages are getting worse. That’s in both number and length of outages on the national level, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The EIA started tracking electric utility reliability in 2013, with the 2018 data released in October and updated in February. Those statistics are measured in a few ways, the two most important being:
- SAIFI – the average number of interruptions per customer
- SAIDI – the average outage duration for each customer
Including major event days (MED), here’s how the data looks for the Lone Star State and the country as a whole.