APS to use Twitter to post outage information

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PHOENIX -- Arizona's largest electric utility says it will start to post information about large-scale power outages this summer on a Twitter account.

Arizona Public Service says this approach will keep people posted on the location of outages, the number of affected customers and efforts to resolve outages.

Its Twitter feed -- @APSOutageCenter -- will be used only during large-scale outages.

The utility hasn't made any outage postings since setting up its account.

Reports of outages, however, still must be phoned into the utility's call center.

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