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Pacific Power prepared for summer


June 29, 2022

As temperatures approach triple digits across parts of the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Power prepares for higher demands on the grid from both record temperatures and increased customer need.

“We’ve taken steps for grid hardening, in particular since last summer, to prevent overloading at the substation level,” Pacific Power vice president of operations Erik Brookhouse said. “We are confident about our network’s readiness for this summer.”

The company works to keep reliable electric service by monitoring which substations and circuits have the highest use, identifying any pot...

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