Electric power system reliability affects the economic health of the U.S. economy and the well-being of its citizens. EMP conducts authoritative analyses of reliability performance trends and their economic significance. This research evaluates the U.S electricity system’s reliability and assesses the economic impacts of power interruptions to the U.S. economy and electricity consumers. Peer-reviewed, scientific studies seek to quantify and explain reliability trends and to measure the economic impacts of reliability from the perspective of the costs that power interruptions impose on businesses and residences.
"Recent trends in power system reliability and implications for evaluating future investments in resiliency." Energy 117 (2016) 29 - 46. .
Assessing Changes in the Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power System. 2015. LBNL-188741. .
Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers. Berkeley: LBNL, 2004. LBNL-55718. .