EPE’s System Demand During Extreme Temperatures

July 14, 2016

Mary Kipp, ‪‎El Paso Electric‬ CEO, today issued the following statement regarding EPE’s system demand during the forecasted extreme temperatures over the next several days:

“At this time, El Paso Electric (EPE) does not intend to interrupt service to our customers. However, in the event we were to lose a generating unit or transmission line during system peak, we may need to conduct managed outages in order to maintain the stability of our local electric grid. In the event managed outages were implemented, they would be expected to last no more than 45 minutes per outage, and we intend to maintain service at all times to area hospitals, police and fire stations, and most infrastructure designated as critical. Additionally, EPE reached out our region’s emergency coordinators to ask for its assistance in setting up heat relief centers should they be needed. EPE has also assisted the American Red Cross by purchasing and delivering water and Gatorade. We will continue to work through this forecasted extreme weather event with the City, County, and all other stakeholders. We ask that everyone be safe and continue to conserve energy.”