Electric grid will continue to meet Valley’s heat wave challenge
Monday, June 19, was a scorcher — at 118°F — and SRP’s customers set a new all-time energy demand record of 6,981 megawatts (MW) between 5 and 6 p.m.
That peak topped the previous SRP system peak of 6,873 megawatts set on the same date last year.
UPDATE (Oct. 7): Only one SRP employee remains hospitalized. He has been moved from the intensive-care unit and is progressing well. The other three employees involved in the crash were released last week from their respective hospitals. They have since visited their co-worker in the hospital.
UPDATE (Sep. 29): The four SRP employees injured in this accident remain in Valley hospitals. The most seriously injured individual is still in an intensive-care unit, but is responsive. The remaining three employees were kept overnight for observation, and they may be released from their respective hospitals soon. More details via AZcentral.com. Thank you for all of the support.
This afternoon (Sep. 28, 2015) an SRP crew truck was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing police, according to local media reports and Phoenix PD.
The accident happened on 43rd Ave., south of I-10, in Phoenix.
Four of our employees were taken to the hospital.
We’ll update this post as we learn more about the situation.
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
(Photo via @abc15 on Twitter)
But how does it affect our water reservoirs?
Today’s historic rainstorm flooded roads and caused damage across the Valley. The rains were heavy in the metro Phx area, but so far pretty light on our watershed and surrounding areas.
Does all this rain have any impact on SRP’s watershed? Yep. Here’s how: