This also applies to the electricity supply. In 2018, the average power failure duration of 25 minutes in Austria is the country's second- best performance since the energy regulator E-Control began its measurements. Accordingly, Austria is in the top ranks in a European comparison. Italy had an average of 37.11 minutes in 2016, France 48.7 minutes and the Czech Republic a good 73 minutes, compared to Austria's 24 minutes at that time. More recent international data is not available. The high level of reliability and security against possible supply interruptions in an EU comparison is due to the high cabling density, amongst other reasons.