Here is an overview over minutes of disconnections from power in various countries:

(from here, data from 1992-2001)

Some countries (in blue) are really impressive, e.g. Japan with only six minutes. The U.S. average above three hours and Brazil even above 18 hours. Nonetheless, this is probably the gold standard, against we will measure ourselves in the future, when we have less money to keep the infrastructure at this level. Not to speak of technological developments like renewables, which can further decrease delivery quality .

30 May 2013 - 9:32
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