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Old 05-16-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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How frequent do power outages happen in Tucson. One person I know told me monthly, another weekly, and another said it's rare. Thanks
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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you asked a similar question in the Phx forum and received replies about Tucson in it....I don't know who told you Tucson outages occur weekly or monthly (ha), but outages are very, very rare.....very strong summer storms in July and August may cause a brief outage.....

brush fires and electrical grids should not concern you as you decide if Arizona is your place....good luck on the move.....
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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How frequent do power outages happen in Tucson. One person I know told me monthly, another weekly, and another said it's rare. Thanks
Put me down for RARE, HACESOL.

I find it amazing how such ridiculous false information gets "out of control" nowadays?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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I think AZ has enough juice to power itself. Palo Verde Nuclear plant, largest nuke plant in the U.S, even sells power to neighboring states, I believe. Solar panels (farms) are becoming more common in the Grand Canyon State.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:39 AM
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I would say it's rare for power to go out. It happens in August when there are strong monsoons that knock down power lines, so that's once or twice a year. The longest it's been out in my area was maybe an hour at most. I would call it a non-event. I lost power much more frequently when I lived in Colorado as the winter snows, and summer thunderstorms caused outages.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I think AZ has enough juice to power itself. Palo Verde Nuclear plant, largest nuke plant in the U.S, even sells power to neighboring states, I believe. Solar panels (farms) are becoming more common in the Grand Canyon State.
Note that Tucson Electric Power (TEP) does not get any of its electricity from Palo Verde. The electric utilities that get electricity from Palo Verde include Arizona Public Service (APS) with a 29.1% share, Salt River Project (SRP) with a 17.5% share, El Paso Electric Company and Southern California Edison both with a 15.8% share each, PNM Resources with a 10.2% share, Southern California Public Power Authority with a 5.9% share, and the Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power with a 5.7% share.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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Had one outage in the last 2 years. In Orlando it was weekly.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I live in the NW suburb. In the 8+ years I've lived here, I can only think of three times we've lost power for more than one minute. Two times were 15-20 minutes. Once was about 45 minutes. In every case it was during a monsoon rain with heavy winds.

We had a lot of trouble with our cable going out for seemingly no reason when we had Comcast. We switched to DirecTV and have had far fewer problems with it. The times the signal is lost it immediately resets itself (process takes about 10 minutes). Once in the time I've been here I lost phone and internet one summer afternoon when it was super hot. Qwest (it's now CenturyLink, but it was Qwest back then) sent someone out and it was fixed at the source of the problem (some box in the subdivision) and communication was restored in a couple of hours.

All in all, I've had no more trouble with public utilities of any type than I had the many other places I have lived.
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