SRP contributes to nonprofits serving community during record heat wave
As record high temperatures continue to impact the Valley, SRP is providing relief to five local nonprofits helping vulnerable populations deal with the extreme high temperatures.
We are contributing a total of $110,000 to the Salvation Army – Southwest Division, St. Vincent de Paul Society, City of Phoenix Mayor’s “We’re Cool” Heat Relief Drive, United Food Bank and AZCEND Chandler Christian Community Center.
SRP customers set new all-time high record
Sunday, June 19, was a scorcher — a record-setting 118° — and SRP’s customers set a new all-time energy demand record of 6,873 megawatts (MW).
It was only the second time a peak has been set over a weekend. The previous all-time record retail peak — 6,806 MW, set last year on Aug. 15 — was set on a Saturday.
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.