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State of Distribution Reliability Regulation in the United States

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Formats:  Available as a print publication or a PDF file

Publication Date:  November 28,  2005

Item #930501 (Print)
Item #930502 (PDF)








This publication provides a thoughtful analysis of electric system reliability regulation.  Focusing primarily on the reliability of the U. S. distribution system, the report also makes reference to reliability of the transmission system.  The report discusses the history of reliability regulation, researches the current state of regulation, and examines the future of reliability regulation. 

The main areas of analysis include: Methods of Performance Regulation, Reliability Standards, Customer Service Standards, and Penalties and Rewards.

The report’s contents include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Overview
  • Performance Regulation Background
  • Current Performance Regulation Environment
  • Effects of Reliability Regulation
  • Performance Regulation Emerging Trends
  • State Performance Regulation Summaries
  • Glossary of Terms


The State of Reliability Regulation in the United States was prepared for EEI by Davies Consulting, Inc. a Chevy Chase, Maryland-based, strategy and management consulting firm dedicated to working with clients to establish sustainable competitive advantage and deliver superior value to their shareholders and customers.