SELCO recognized for reliable electric service to the community


SELCO recognized for reliable electric service to the communitySHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations (SELCO) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2023. 

The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s reliability team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

“It’s encouraging to see year after year that public power’s track record for providing highly reliable service is backed up by data,” said APPA Director of Research and Development Paul Zummo. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on. And these communities should be proud of their local power providers and appreciate the hard work that goes into earning this recognition.”

Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do. Specifically, SELCO achieved an average outage time of approximately 10 minutes per year, compared to the national average of 148 minutes per year for all U.S. electric utilities (excluding major events).

“SELCO is deeply appreciative of this award as it reinforces the hard work put forth by our engineering and operations teams. The statistics show time and time again that the public power business model is the superior way to deliver utility services and SELCO strives to be the best of the best,” said Christopher Roy, General Manager of SELCO.

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