The Germans have less and less to reckon with blackouts. As announced by the Federal Network Agency, each household and business did not receive electricity for an average of 10.73 minutes in 2020. Nationally, the duration of supply interruptions has been 1.47 minutes less than the previous year. This is the lowest value since the figures were first released in 2006. At that time, interruptions totaled 21.53 minutes. In 2020, the inhabitants of Rhineland-Palatinate were without electricity the longest; here the value was 19.5 minutes. “The reliability of the power supply in Germany was again very good in 2020,” said network agency chairman Jochen Homann.