APS announced a new mobile-friendly map for its utility customers to give them easy access to information about power outages this summer.
The map, available at aps.com, offers up-to-the-minute information about outages impacting communities across the state, listing the location, number of customers impacted and the estimated restoration time.
It also allows customers to report an outage and find emergency response sites – like dry ice distribution.
“Nobody wants to be without power, especially during a hot Arizona summer,” said Tony Tewelis, APS director of distribution operations and maintenance. “We want to provide our customers with information when they need it most.”
The map will help customers decide whether they need to stay in a hotel or whether they should worry about the food in their refrigerator, he said.
Power outages are not uncommon during Arizona monsoon storms that generally hit metro Phoenix from late June to early September.
Phoenix-based APS serves nearly 1.2 million customers in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties.