It’s not unusual for Tony Starzyk, Senior Troubleshooter, to respond to calls about animals on power poles. But on Oct. 4, Starzyk was in for a surprise. Starzyk arrived to find a 4.5-foot iguana named Wizard the Lizard lying across the line.
What can reach more than half the length of a football field, extend 92 feet side to side, yet fit into small spaces to repair 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines? The tallest utility truck in the United States, which is the newest piece of equipment in SRP’s fleet to ensure grid reliability so the power stays on for customers.
Recently, @mmoulton on Twitter sent us this photo of one of the small reflective squares hanging from SRP power lines in Gilbert, and asked us to explain what they are. It’s a great question, and we’re guessing other folks may be wondering the same thing.
Meet Sara McCoy: SRP’s first female plant manager When Sara McCoy first visited Agua Fria Generating Station, she had just earned her college degree and moved to Phoenix looking for a job. Twenty years later, she would be managing the…