Salt River Project (SRP) on Tuesday delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers. Between 5 and 6 p.m., SRP delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,252 megawatts. That peak topped SRP’s previous system peak of 7,219 megawatts, which occurred on June 20, 2017. One megawatt is enough energy to power about 225 average homes.
Strong customer demand is the result of several factors, including a series of extreme daytime temperatures, higher overnight temperatures and an increase in the number of SRP electric customers. The high temperature recorded on Tuesday was 116.
SRP, which serves more than 1 million customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area, has been able to meet the increased demand thanks to a robust electrical grid maintained year-round to provide reliable service.
SRP customers can find a variety of low-cost energy-efficiency ideas to lower their usage and trim their monthly electric bill by visiting www.savewithsrp.com.
As high summer temperatures and monsoon conditions continue, SRP customers can report an outage or check for outage updates by visiting www.srpnet.com/outagemap, by using the SRP Mobile App on mobile devices or computers, or by calling (602) 236-8888.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.