Average Lineman Salary per hour
Cause of Outages
70 percent weather related
11 percent animals contacting wires
11 percent unknown
4 percent auto accidents
4 percent human error
Average time of outage
214 minutes per
Average cost per mile of underground lines
in our area
Total US high
Trees that are close to power lines are maintained on a four or five year
cycle, depending on th
e line voltage.
Number of people affected daily by power outages
At least 500,000
Number of US electricity customers
Yearly cost of US outages
At least $119 billion
Derecho Statistics according to
Outages from June 29, 2012 storm
Additional thunderstorm outages
Amount of out of state workers brought in
working around the clock
4,700 field and support
BGE Overhead circuit line miles
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What Causes Outages?
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