Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator
The Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator is an electric reliability planning tool developed by Freeman, Sullivan & Co. and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This tool is designed for electric reliability planners at utilities, government organizations or other entities that are interested in estimating interruption costs and/or the benefits associated with reliability improvements in the United States. The ICE Calculator was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Estimate Interruption Costs
Estimate the cost per interruption event, per average kW, per unserved kWh and the total cost of sustained electric power interruptions.
- Estimate Value of Reliability Improvement in a Static Environment
Estimate the value associated with a given reliability improvement. The environment is "static" because the expected reliability with and without the improvement does not change over time.
- Estimate Value of Reliability Improvement in a Dynamic Environment
Estimate the value associated with a given reliability improvement. The environment is "dynamic" because the expected reliability with and without the improvement changes over time based on forecasts of SAIFI, SAIDI and CAIDI.
Note: This tool is designed to estimate the costs of sustained interruptions lasting up to 8 hours. It is not meant to be applied to major outages or blackouts that last longer than 8 hours.