Eaton Canada Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2011
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Provides an overview of Eaton Corporation's Blackout Tracker 2011 United States Annual Report. The Blackout Tracker keeps track of power outages across the country on a daily basis. ...

Provides an overview of Eaton Corporation's Blackout Tracker 2011 United States Annual Report. The Blackout Tracker keeps track of power outages across the country on a daily basis. http://blackouttracker.powerware.com/index-ca.htm

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  • Costs presented in US dollars.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 114 (64%) of the total reported outages. Total duration of outages (and average) based on 42 (24%) of the total reported outages.
  • Weather and faulty equipment cause more outages than anything else.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Regions: East: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward IslandWest: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, SaskatchewanCentral: Ontario, QuebecData collection began April 6, 2008.
  • A study in the State of North Carolina (USA) found that it would cost approximately $41 billion and would take 25 years to bury all the power lines in the state. The results of studies in this area are that the costs of burying power lines are generally cost-prohibitive. The cost becomes more reasonable if an entire development is being excavated and the power lines can be buried as part of this process. Another exception is in large cities where above ground space is at a premium and the underground infrastructure exists.
  • 1. The first part is an outage summary. The results are computed in the same manner as those in the outage summary found in the national power outage data in the previous part of this report. Only data pertaining to the particular province or territory is used. 2. The second part of the analysis on each province or territory is the outage fact. This is simply an interesting fact concerning a particular outage (or outages) in a province or territory. 3. The third part of the analysis is a chart of the power outages by cause. This is the same type of chart that can be found in the national power outage data in the previous part of this report. Only data pertaining to the particular province or territory is used. 4. The last part of each province/territory section is the number of power outages by month. This is the same type of chart that can be found in the national power outage data in the previous part of this report. Only data pertaining to the particular province/territory is used. From this chart it may be possible to determine particular times of the year when power outages are more common.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 3 (43%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 2 (29%) of the total reported outages.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 31 (67%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 13 (28%) of the total reported outages.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 7 (78%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 1 (11%) of the total reported outages.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 8 (80%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 2 (20%) of the total reported outages.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 8 (100%) of the total reported outages. Total duration of outages (and average) based on 1 (13%) of the total reported outages.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 42 (61%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 15 (22%) of the total reported outages.
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 4 (67%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 2 (33%) of the total reported outages
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Total number of people affected (and average) based on 10 (56%) of the total reported outages.Total duration of outages (and average) based on 4 (22%) of the total reported outages
  • Data collection began April 6, 2008.
  • Newfoundland outages: The first outage occurred on February 11th, was caused by faulty equipment and affected 8,000 people. Duration was not reported. The second happened on April 12th, was caused by high winds and lasted 2.5 hours. Number of people affected was not reported.Prince Edward Island outage occurred on January 3rd and was caused by heavy snow. It. There was no available information regarding duration or number of people affected. Northwest Territories outage occurred on January 13th and was caused by a faulty switch. The outage lasted 160 minutes and affected about 3/4 of the town. The temperature was -37°C during the power outage.

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  • Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2011Canada © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • The Blackout Tracker © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 2
  • About the Blackout Tracker• This is a summary of the information presented in the Blackout Tracker Annual Report (available online as a PDF).• Eaton Corporation tracks power outages in an effort to educate visitors on their causes and impact. Although we do our best to track this information, we cannot guarantee that every power outage is included• The Blackout Tracker is based on reported power outages in news services, newspapers, websites, etc. which often give statistics using different terms. For example, some reports may be based on “people” while others may be based on “addresses,” “homes and businesses” or “utility customers.” For purposes of this report all of these are assumed to be and are counted as people.• Submit your own power outage reports online © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 3
  • Other power outage trackers• United States• Australia / New Zealand• United Kingdom © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 4
  • Introduction• This is a summary of the information presented in the Blackout Tracker annual report (available online)• Power outages affected people in 11 provinces and territories in 2011.• 1,118,898 million people affected by 177 outages.• In 2010, 1.66 million people affected by 193 outages, 1.35 million/142 in 2009 © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 5
  • Introduction• Two parts to report • National power outage data • Power outage data by province• Productivity and monetary loss* • Power outage recovery time • 33+%>day, 10%>week • 48 hours to reconfigure network, data re-entry takes days or weeks • 33% of companies lose $20K to $500K** • 20% lose $500K to $2M, 15 percent lose >$2M** Source : *Price Waterhouse, **US Department of Energy © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 6
  • Most significant outages for 20111. Fierce thunderstorms knocked down trees and power lines leaving 140,000 people in Halifax, NS in the dark.2. A wind storm caused a power outage for 70,000 residents of Vancouver, BC.3. More stormy weather cut power for 50,000 people in Vancouver, BC.4. Thunderstorms caused an outage for 50,000 people in Camp Breton, NS.5. An equipment problem caused 37,000 residents of Richmond, BC to lose power.6. High winds toppled trees and power lines, cutting power to 37,000 people in Muskoka, ON. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 7
  • Most unusual outages/causes 1. Copper thieves stole copper wire from a substation causing an outage for 15,000 people in Jonquière, QC. 2. A wayward crow got into a substation caused an outage for 20,000 people in Richmond, BC. 3. An eavestrough was thrown at power lines in Winnepeg, MB causing a transformer to explode and an outage. 4. A goose hit a power line causing an outage for 8,000 people in Sault Ste Marie, ON. 5. An unlucky squirrel in Kitchener, ON, caused an outage for 4,600 area residents. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 8
  • Top five provinces and territories with themost reported outages 1. Ontario (69) 2. British Columbia (46) 3. Saskatchewan (18) 4. New Brunswick (10) 5. Manitoba (9) Note: Ontario ranked #1 for 2009 and 2010. British Columbia ranked #2 for each of these years. © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 9
  • Overview of national power outage data• 1,118,898 = Total number of people affected by outages• 132 hours (nearly 5.5 days) = Total duration of outages• 177 = Total number of outages• 9,815 = Average number of people affected per outage• 188 minutes = Average duration of each outage © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 10
  • Reported power outages by cause(national data) © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 11
  • Reported power outages by duration(national data) © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 12
  • Reported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 13
  • Reported power outages by region © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 14
  • Pros and cons of underground power lines• 32% of reported outages caused by weather and 6% caused by vehicle accidents• Why aren’t all power lines buried?• Reasons* • Cost - $1 Million/mile (10x above ground cost) • Cost of transmission lines - $5 million/mile (10x above ground cost) • Underground lines cost more and take longer to repair • Underground lines are susceptible to flooding * USA data, source: Entergy Corporation © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 15
  • Power outages by province• Four parts • Outage summary • Outage fact • Chart of power outages by cause • Chart of power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 16
  • AlbertaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 3,960 Total duration of outages 360 minutes (6 hours) Total number of outages 7 Average number of people affected per outage 1,320 Average duration of outage 180 minutes (3 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 17
  • AlbertaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 18
  • British ColumbiaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 389,994 Total duration of outages 3,120 minutes (over 2 days) Total number of outages 46 Average number of people affected per outage 12,581 Average duration of outage 240 minutes (4 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 19
  • British ColumbiaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 20
  • ManitobaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 15,155 Total duration of outages 300 minutes (5 hours) Total number of outages 9 Average number of people affected per outage 2,165 Average duration of outage 300 minutes (5 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 21
  • ManitobaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 22
  • New BrunswickOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 40,688 Total duration of outages 270 minutes (4.5 hours) Total number of outages 10 Average number of people affected per outage 5,086 Average duration of outage 135 minutes (over 2 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 23
  • New BrunswickReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 24
  • Nova ScotiaOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 91,836 Total duration of outages 60 minutes (1 hour) Total number of outages 8 Average number of people affected per outage 11,480 Average duration of outage 60 minutes (1 hour)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 25
  • Nova ScotiaReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 26
  • OntarioOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 472,265 Total duration of outages 2,635 minutes (nearly 44 hours) Total number of outages 69 Average number of people affected per outage 11,244 Average duration of outage 176 minutes (nearly 3 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 27
  • OntarioReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 28
  • QuebecOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 47,000 Total duration of outages 210 minutes (3.5 hours) Total number of outages 6 Average number of people affected per outage 11,750 Average duration of outage 105 minutes (over 1.5 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 29
  • QuebecReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 30
  • SaskatchewanOutage summary Total number of people affected by outages 50,000 Total duration of outages 640 minutes (over 10.5 hours) Total number of outages 18 Average number of people affected per outage 5,000 Average duration of outage 160 minutes (over 2.5 hours)Reported power outages by cause © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 31
  • SaskatchewanReported power outages by month © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 32
  • Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island andthe Northwest Territories• Newfoundland • St. John’s • Two outages: one caused by faulty equipment and the other caused by high winds• Prince Edward Island • One outage caused by heavy snow• Northwest Territories • Yellowknife • One outage caused by a faulty switch © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 33
  • © 2012 Eaton Corporation. All rights reserved. 34