Regardless of where you live, a utility company delivers electricity to your house. In most states, utilities also generate it. In states with energy deregulation, that electricity can come from competitive retail suppliers. Either way, you can’t run your computers, televisions, lights and more without reliable power from a utility. So which utilities are the best – and worst – at keeping the lights turned on?
To help energy customers understand their energy services inside and out; Choose Energy pored through data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to put together lists of the most and least reliable utilities in the United States*.
5 Most Reliable Utilities
Here are the utilities that had the shortest outage durations per customer in 2017, both including and excluding what the EIA calls Major Event Days or MEDs (caused by extreme weather and other factors):