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SRP delivers record amount of energy to Valley customers during Monday peak

Jul 13, 2022, 4:25 AM

(Facebook Photo/Salt River Project)...

(Facebook Photo/Salt River Project)

(Facebook Photo/Salt River Project)

PHOENIX — Salt River Project delivered a record amount of energy to Phoenix-area customers during Monday’s peak, the utility said.

SRP’s demand of 7,620 megawatts between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. topped the system’s previous peak of 7,615 MW on July 12, 2020, the utility said in a press release.

The 7,620 MW of energy was enough to power more than 1.7 million homes, SRP said.

The utility serves about 1.1 million customers in the metro Phoenix area.

“Maricopa County is the fastest growing county in the nation and that is reflected in this new record for energy demand in SRP’s service territory,” Laura Olson, SRP’s manager of power supply and trading, said in the release.

Hot temperatures combined with an increase in electric customers prompted the record surge in energy usage, according to SRP.

Monday’s temperature reached 115 degrees, the hottest day recorded this year.

“We were able to meet the increased customer demand thanks to our dedicated employees who ensure we have the energy needed to serve our customers and who maintain a robust electric system year-round to provide reliable service,” Olson said.

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