As wildfires affect communities in our state, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) is working closely with emergency management agencies and when needed, is prepared to take power lines out of service to protect the public and first responders.
Ensuring reliable power for customers is a priority for Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) no matter the season. Arizona is drying out from the wettest monsoon season since 2014; some parts of the state received more than 200% their normal rainfall. Powerful storms packed with wind and lightning damaged more than 270 APS power poles, but crews were ready to safely and quickly replace them and restore power to impacted customers. More than 170 poles came down in July 2021 alone compared to just seven poles in July 2020. Preparing for extreme weather never stops for APS.