20.50.12.04

.04 Multiple Device Activation Standard.

A. Each utility shall report in its annual performance report the number of protective devices that activated five or more times during the prior 12-month reporting period specified in Regulation .02B(2) of this chapter causing sustained interruptions in electric service, including during major outage events, to more than ten Maryland customers.

B. For each device referenced in §A of this regulation, the utility shall evaluate and report in its annual performance report the cause for the multiple activations.

C. For each device referenced in §A of this regulation, the utility shall implement reasonable remediation measures to reduce the number of activations and describe the measures in its annual performance report.

D. For each device referenced in §A of this regulation, the device shall not experience five or more activations, including all customer sustained interruption data, during either of the two subsequent 12-month reporting periods after allowing one 12-month reporting period for the utility to implement remediation measures.

E. If a utility fails to satisfy the standard in §D of this regulation, it shall provide a corrective action plan, preferably in its annual performance report but by no later than April 1.