Sitting ducks

Employees rescue birds from dangerous heat

Last week’s scorching heat could have proven fatal for some young birds if it wasn’t for the eagle eyes of employees.

At three SRP facilities, record-setting temperatures drove baby birds to jump from their nests, which had become too hot. The birds were too young to fly though and ended up on the ground, unable to escape the sun.

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Helping others during extreme heat

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.

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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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