We Energies named best in nation for keeping the lights on

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We Energies has received the 2013 ReliabilityOne™ national award for superior reliability of its electric system.

The national award is based on the company’s performance for the year 2012, and is given annually by PA Consulting Group to utilities that have excelled in delivering the most reliable electric service to their customers.

All utilities operating electric delivery networks in North America are eligible for the ReliabilityOne Award. The selection is based primarily on statistics that measure the frequency and duration of customer outages.

After initial recipients are identified, each potential winner undergoes an on-site certification — an independent review of the processes and systems used to collect, analyze and report a company’s reliability results.

During Wednesday night’s ceremony in New York, We Energies also received – for the ninth time in the past 12 years — the ReliabilityOne Award for outstanding electric reliability performance in the Midwest. There are five regional awards — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Plains and West.