Another energy demand record

System demand peaks at 7,219 MW

For the second consecutive day, Salt River Project on Tuesday delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers.

Between 5 and 6 p.m. June 20, we delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,219 megawatts (MW).

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Record-setting energy demand

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.

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Safe graduation celebrations

Mylar balloons can cause power outages

The one thing you see a lot around graduation season? Glossy Mylar balloons – a popular and festive way to celebrate new graduates! What few people realize, though, is that if revelers don’t securely hold or tether the shiny bouquets, they can leave people in the dark.

Each year, flyaway Mylar balloons cause up to 80 power outages in SRP’s service territory, which can impact tens of thousands of customers. They can also cause fires, damage property or people can be injured.

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Floating forecast

Weather balloon rises up to 75,000 feet to help SRP plan summer operations

If you happen to look up around 4:30 p.m. — or, if you’re a morning person, 4:30 a.m. — near SRP’s headquarters in Tempe, you might see a big white balloon taking flight.

But it’s not just any balloon. It’s a weather balloon that helps forecast high temperatures and storms in the Valley — a forecast essential to SRP’s summer operations.

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