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System Goals

System goals help the cooperative focus on its primary responsibilities to improve rates, reliability, customer service and safety—and be proactive in general. Seventy percent (70%) of the system goals were met in 2017. The goals tied to budget, system operations and overtime were not met due to storms.

2018 System Goals

Employee Goals

Safe

  1. No lost-time accidents during the year.

  2. Current year Workers’ Compensation experience modification rate shall not increase more than 5%.

  3. No verifiable member complaints regarding safety issues that could result in liability to the Cooperative.

 

Reliable

  1. System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) less than the average for the past three-year period*.

  2. System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) less than the average for the past three-year period*.

  3. Complete 100% of the system maintenance plan.

    (* excludes outages originated from NWE’s system and events over 12 hours in duration)

 

Efficient

  1. Total year-end Controllable Expenses will be within +/-5% of budget.

  2. Capital projects are completed on time and under budget.

  3. Overtime hours will be less than the average of the past three years.

  4. Meet annual TIER (1.25), DSC (1.25) and Equity (40%) targets according to long-term financial plan.

 

Long-term Strategic Company Goals

Reasonably Priced

  1. No overall, membership-wide rate increase (no increase in revenue requirements) over the next 4 years (2018 – 2022).

  2. BEC rates for the average monthly consumption (850 kWh) are within 5% of Montana Electric Cooperatives by 12/31/2023; excluding those Cooperatives served by BPA.

  3. BEC residential rates at 850 kWh hours per month will be equal to Northwestern Energy by 12/31/2023.

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