EDC Service Outage Response Reports
Winter Storms Riley & Quinn - In March 2018, two storms impacted Pennsylvania over a seven-day period. The first storm, Riley, began on Thursday, march 1 and lasted until Saturday, March 3. The second winter storm Quinn arrived on March 7 with additional heavy, wet snow and high winds. This review contains 12 recommendations based on the information above, as well as the storm response best practices memorialized at 52 Pa. Code § 69.1903.
Winter Storm Nika Report - The February 2014 ice storm (Nika) had a significant impact on Pennsylvania and its electric distribution companies (EDCs). The number and duration of Nika-related outages warranted a review of the EDCs’ preparation and response by the PUC’s Bureau of Technical Utility Services (TUS). This review is based on a combination of the utilities’ reports required by Commission regulations, telephonic and email conversations with the EDCs throughout the restoration period, and information from subsequent meetings and communications with EDCs and other stakeholders. This includes two after-action review meetings held by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and three public input sessions conducted by the PUC.
Hurricane Sandy Report – The number and duration of Sandy-related outages warranted a review of the EDCs’ preparation and response by the PUC. The review is based on the utilities’ reports required by Commission regulations, telephonic and email conversations with the EDCs throughout the restoration period, and information from subsequent meetings and communications with EDCs and other stakeholders. Recommendations for further action by the Commission and EDCs are included.
Executive Summary - Pennsylvania’s electric distribution companies (EDCs) were affected by several strong storm systems of varying meteorological circumstances in 2011. All jurisdictional EDCs except one had at least one PUC reportable outage event in 2011. Released August 7, 2012.
To address these concerns, the Commission staff was tasked with preparing the following three reports:
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