APS ready for hot weekend

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 1:40 PM

PHOENIX  -- Many of us will be coping with this weekend's intense heat by staying indoors and cranking the A/C.

But that comfort could put a strain on our city's power grid. Thankfully, the power companies are used to hot summer days. And they're prepared. All the facilities are running at full-steam in anticipation of the weekend's scorching weather.

"It's the first time we're expecting it to be used pretty much around the clock leading into the weekend," says Alan Bunnell of APS.

The power grid system is made up of power plants and high voltage electric lines, moving electricity from one part of the country to the other..That means for times like these, they can tap into other power plants to help meet demand.

Local power companies assure us that they will have more than enough electricity to go around and that demand could even be lower than last summer.

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