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.
SRP’s wildfire first responder valued in emergency-response community
When you think of wildfires in Arizona, you may recall Rodeo-Chediski, Wallow or Cedar, the most recent, near Show Low.
Floyd Hardin, Construction Consultant at SRP, can rattle off names of many more you may have never heard of, including Power, Ghost and Goodyear.
After all, he got to name them.
Don’t be caught by surprise during unpredictable weather
Metro Phoenix got its first hint of summer monsoons Monday night, with some lightning, particularly in the East Valley. And, as residents brace for monsoon season ahead, SRP is prepared to handle the heat and storms. We plan for the extreme weather throughout the year by maintaining our transmission and distribution systems to ensure reliability.
If there is an outage, SRP alerts you via email or text when your home or business is in an affected area. We also let you know (see details below to sign up) when power is restored.
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.