Village ComEd outage analysis

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​In the wake of this summer’s regional power outages, the Village of
Lincolnwood made a decision to perform an audit on the Commonwealth
Edison (ComEd) outage report with data from the entire year of 2010. The
purpose of this audit was to determine the contributing factors of the
power outages within the Village; specifically if equipment failure was a
major contributor. The process for this project included analysis using
the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Using GIS, the
Village could spatially reference outage location and combined with the
tabular data supplied by ComEd, could summarize the elements that
contributed to the outages. By looking at the data spatially,
conclusions could be drawn much easier by the Village’s employees. After
summarizing the data, it was found that trees, equipment failure, and
weather were the largest contributing factors to the outages within the
Village. The Village will now look at the areas where tree outages were
prevalent and work with ComEd and the Village arborist to create a
focused trimming program aimed at reducing the number of outages in
these areas caused by fallen trees or limbs.

Village ComEd outage analysis

Blog_VillageComEdoutageanalysis.png

​In the wake of this summer’s regional power outages, the Village of
Lincolnwood made a decision to perform an audit on the Commonwealth
Edison (ComEd) outage report with data from the entire year of 2010. The
purpose of this audit was to determine the contributing factors of the
power outages within the Village; specifically if equipment failure was a
major contributor. The process for this project included analysis using
the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Using GIS, the
Village could spatially reference outage location and combined with the
tabular data supplied by ComEd, could summarize the elements that
contributed to the outages. By looking at the data spatially,
conclusions could be drawn much easier by the Village’s employees. After
summarizing the data, it was found that trees, equipment failure, and
weather were the largest contributing factors to the outages within the
Village. The Village will now look at the areas where tree outages were
prevalent and work with ComEd and the Village arborist to create a
focused trimming program aimed at reducing the number of outages in
these areas caused by fallen trees or limbs.