Guide to Best Practices for Improving Distribution Reliability

This report summarizes DSTAR member activities and lays out best practices for improving the system reliability. The report is based on information assembled from review of relevant research publications and reports, as well as a survey of DSTAR member utilities. The survey was designed to gather information utilities’ practice and approach to reliability improvement.

The survey questionnaire covers the following:

• Outage response and management

• Data collection, reliability assessment methodology and metrics used

• Goal setting, efforts and practices for improving reliability

• Reliability reporting requirement

• Use of reliability tracking during budget process

• Performance evaluations and reliability

• Industry advancements and reliability

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