Planned power outage canceled due to extreme heat

Sep 6, 2022, 1:30 PM | Updated: 1:37 pm
Power lines are pictured....
Crews respond Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 to power lines down in the area of 8200 South and State Route 111. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton/Deseret News)

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah –Rocky Mountain Power has postponed a planned power outage and system maintenance that would have affected over 500 customers in South Jordan.

The planned outage was scheduled for today, but, was called off due to extreme heat and after numerous customers voiced their concerns to RMP.

“The safety of our system is a priority, but also the safety of our customers,” said Rocky Mountain Power Spokesperson Tiffany Erickson.

RMP previously told KSL that they tend to try to get these system repairs done in the spring or fall when customers are typically using less energy.

More energy gets used up in the summer, so times of nicer weather make for a better time to do repairs before the next high-energy season.

“Some of the repairs that you’re seeing that are really critical is just insurance that our system is able to continue to operate effectively and efficiently in these times,” Erickson said. 

Erickson said the company is monitoring the forecast for next week and depending on how things play out, it could be rescheduled as soon as Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The company is also encouraging customers to prepare for any unexpected outage, by making sure they have the things they need for at least 72 hours.

Related: Rocky Mountain Power to have planned outages amid heatwave

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