Fall River Electric Cooperative operates and maintains one of the most reliable power grids in Idaho. Your Cooperative invests millions of dollars annually in upgrades and improvements to power transmission and distribution lines as well as our 25 substations on our system.
Fall River's Operations department tracks the number of minutes each month that members experience a power outage for any reason. Interruptions beyond the control of Fall River Electric can include a power disruption from our wholesale power supplier, a major weather event, an outage caused by animal contact or human causes such as an underground dip up or traffic accidents that impact power poles or substations. This data is collected and reported via the Co-op's System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) and then compared to other electric utilities in Idaho.
The average total number of minutes of power interruption over the last five years (2015-2019) averages less than 250 minutes per member. Given that there are 525,600 minutes in a year, Fall river Electric's average is slightly more than just 20 minutes per month.
Fall River Electric's SAIDI numbers are compared to all the other electric utilities in Idaho. In 2019, Fall River's average number of minutes per member was just under 200 while the average for all electric utilities in Idaho was 450 minutes. Once gain demonstrating the reliability of Fall River Electric's power grid.