APS opens new facility in north Phoenix

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- APS will be more equipped to tackle power outages during Arizona’s monsoon season.

The company has opened a new, state-of-the-art operations facility in north Phoenix.

The multi-million-dollar building will include 840 square-feet of monitors that will allow APS to have a better understanding of their system in real time.

“We’re going to have a visual depiction of what’s happening at any given time, and we believe we’ll be much more effective in addressing outages,” said spokesman Damon Gross.

APS began working on their new facility in 2010 when they started remodeling a warehouse built in the 1970s. The project cost APS approximately $35 million.

APS’ new facility replaces their old system which included wall maps and push pins.