SRP crews, grid prepared for record heat

Heat wave advisory in effect

With the National Weather service warning of a record heat wave in the Phoenix area until Wednesday, SRP crews are prepared to make sure the power stays on for our customers.

Our robust electrical grid is fortified and maintained year-round to handle the predicted record temperatures of 119 degrees. We have crews on standby as well because of the extreme high temperatures.

We prepare for these extreme days in Arizona by investing in technology to improve the power grid and by following a comprehensive maintenance plan.

As an example, we now place remote fault indicators in areas prone to storm outages. These indicators are sensing devices installed directly on the electrical lines that continuously monitor the flow of electricity. If an abnormal condition arises, the indicators relay information to SRP operators who use it to pinpoint the problem location. This speeds the process of isolating faults and restoring power to customers.

SRP’s comprehensive line maintenance and infrastructure improvement programs also help reduce weather-related outages. The programs include wood-pole testing, infrared thermo graphic and visual inspection, vegetation or tree-trimming management, underground cable replacement and structure upgrades.

In addition, SRP encourages energy conservation and offers ways to save energy and money.

Things you can do:

  1. Sign up for free outage alerts – we’ll text or email you details if the power goes out in your neighborhood.
  2. Bookmark the SRP outage map – it’s a great resource to check for outage updates and details.
  3. Keep this phone number handy: 602-236-8888 – if you ever lose power or have questions, give us a call.


SRP delivers high-value electricity and water for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and the communities we serve. We are a community-based nonprofit utility and the largest provider of electricity in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. We also are the largest provider of water to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to agricultural, urban and municipal water users.

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