20.50.12.11

.11 Annual Performance Reports.

A. On or before April 1 of each year, each utility shall file an annual performance report which shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) The reliability index information and results required in this chapter, including a table showing the actual values of the reliability indices required in this chapter for each of the preceding 3 calendar years;

(2) Annual year-end and 3-year average performance results as required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(i) and (ii), Annotated Code of Maryland, including a table showing the actual values for each of the preceding 3 calendar years;

(3) The time periods during which major outage event interruption data and, if a cooperatively owned utility, the outage data resulting from an outage event occurring on another utility's electric system was excluded from the CAIDI, SAIDI, and SAIFI indices, including a brief description of the interruption causes during each time period;

(4) A description of the utility’s reliability objectives, planned actions and projects, and programs for providing reliable electric service;

(5) An assessment of the results and effectiveness of the utility’s reliability objectives, planned actions and projects, programs, and load studies in achieving an acceptable reliability level as required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(iii), Annotated Code of Maryland. The assessment of the results and effectiveness shall include, to the extent estimated or determined by the utility, the program's, project's, or planned action's impact on reliability indices, including CAIDI, SAIDI, and SAIFI and any other reliability index considered. The method for estimating or determining the impact on any reliability index shall be explained;

(6) Current year expenditures, an estimate or budget amount for the following 2 calendar years, if available, current year labor resources hours, and progress measures for each capital and maintenance program designed to support the maintenance of reliable electric service as required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(iv)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(7) The number of outages by outage type as required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(iv)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland, including planned outage, nonplanned outage minus major outage event, and major outage event;

(8) The number of outages by outage cause required under Public Utilities Article §7-213(g)(2)(iv)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, including, but not limited to, animals, overhead equipment failure, and underground equipment failure;

(9) The total number of customers that experienced an outage required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(iv)(4), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(10) The total number of customer minutes of outage time required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(iv)(5), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(11) To the extent practicable, a breakdown, by the number of days each customer was without electric service, of the number of customers that experienced an outage required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(g)(2)(iv)(6), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(12) Poorest performing feeder information and results required in this chapter; and

(13) Multiple device activation information and results required in this chapter.

B. On or before April 1 of each year, each utility shall file a supplemental annual performance report which shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) The actual operation and maintenance and capital expenditures for the past 3 calendar years for each of the utility's reliability programs, including, but not limited to underground and overhead distribution plant inspection, maintenance and replacement programs, vegetation management, subtransmission inspection and maintenance programs, and distribution substation plant inspection and maintenance programs;

(2) Service restoration requirement information and results required in this chapter;

(3) Downed wire response performance information and results required in this chapter;

(4) Customer communications performance information and results required in this chapter;

(5) The vegetation management information required in this chapter;

(6) Periodic equipment inspection information and results required in this chapter;

(7) For the immediately preceding calendar year, and considering normal conditions only:

(a) The number of downed electric utility wires to which the utility responded in:

(i) 4 hours or less;

(ii) More than 4 hours but less than 8 hours; and

(iii) 8 hours or more; and

(b) The total number of downed electric utility wires reported to the utility; and

(8) Any corrective action plans required under Public Utilities Article, §7-213(e)(1)(iii), Annotated Code of Maryland, or this chapter.

C. The Commission may designate a specific report format for the information required to be included in the written reports mandated under §§A and B of this regulation.

D. The Commission may require reporting information required to track performance under these regulations on a quarterly basis on a form approved by the Commission.