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SRP: Over 1,000 customers lost power in West Valley

With temperatures well over 100 degrees, air-conditioners are running at capacity across the Valley, and that can also mean power failures.

SRP said that more than a thousand customers lost power in the West Valley on Monday but expected service to be restored quickly.

It also reported smaller patches of lost service as temperatures hovered around 103 degrees.

Kathleen Mascarenas, a spokeswoman for SRP, said that customers should have a blackout kit ready in case of emergencies and that conserving power can help reduce the strain on the system.

“Our men definitely work very hard to maintain the system throughout the year, and then definitely this is the time of year when it gets tested,” Mascarenas said.

She says you can find energy saving tips on SRP’s website.

Ron Dungan was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2020 to 2024.