The Salt River Project (SRP) is prepared to handle heat and storms for the summer season.
SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission and distribution systems. Crews have replaced and added equipment where necessary and have performed preventive maintenance such as tree trimming, pole reinforcement and cable replacement.
A new mobile substation was recently added to the fleet to help with power needs due to unexpected outages. This large mobile unit can replace a transformer and is on standby along with six existing mobile substations.
SRP can alert residential customers via email when their homes are in outage areas as well as when power is restored. Sign up to receive outage notifications via text by calling SRP's customer service center at 602-236-8888 or by logging into your account online. An outage map is also available at www.srpnet.com.
SRP also offers summer safety tips that include:
- Fully charge mobile devices in case of an outage. Keep flashlights, a battery-operated radio and a phone on hand and make sure batteries are in good working order.
- Maintain a first-aid kit that includes necessary prescription medications. Make sure items in the first-aid kit are fresh and in usable condition.
- Remain indoors during a storm whenever possible. Always stay at least 100 feet from downed power lines outdoors. Do not try to help others trapped by power lines; instead, call 911, then call SRP's emergency number, 602-236-8811, to report the incident.