Southwest Valley residents who hear sirens from the Palo Verde Generating Station in Wintersburg today, Dec. 2, need not worry. It's just the nuclear power plant's annual test.
Palo Verde Emergency Preparedness Department, state of Arizona and Maricopa County Emergency Management officials will activate the 70 sirens within a 10-mile area surrounding the facility at approximately noon and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
The Arizona Public Service facility, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity, is 38 miles from Goodyear and Litchfield Park.
It generates 32 million megawatt-hours annually, enough power for more than 4 million people, according to APS’s website, aps.com.
Some facts about the generating station:
For more information about the plant, visitaps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Clean-Energy/Nuclear-generation.