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system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI)

There are various parameters for the supply reliability of the power

supply which indicate the interruption frequency, the interruption duration or the unavailability of the power grid. The System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) is the average frequency of interruptions. The SAIFI index shows the average number of times a consumer is affected by a power interruption in a year. The SAIFI index is calculated as the ratio of the total number of interruptions to the total number of consumers. The measurements are taken over a certain period of time, usually one year. The SAIFI value is given in the quotient of one year. (1/a).

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Englisch: system average interruption frequency index - SAIFI
Updated at: 17.02.2013
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