Let There Be Darkness

Did you know that we have local ordinances for exterior lighting? The City of Tucson and Pima County have jointly established guidelines for all exterior lighting that are commonly referred to as “dark sky laws,” said Randy Altergott, an Energy Advisor with Tucson Electric Power. The two identical ordinances are intended to protect our wildlife

eegee’s Saves $25,000 a Year on Energy Costs

What began in 1971 as two guys selling frozen lemonade from the back of a truck has become a much larger business, with 23 restaurants and more than 600 employees. eegee’s, with a robust menu of sandwiches, fries and frozen fruit beverages, values saving energy and money. So when Tucson Electric Power offered its owners

Working on new lines

Construction Services: Your Questions, Answered

Are you planning a construction project at your home or business? Tucson Electric Power is ready and waiting to help you establish or upgrade your electric service. Typically, customers will hire an electrician or a general contractor to perform the construction and coordinate with TEP on contracts, easements and permits. The customer, however, ultimately is

Be Comfortable & Save Energy

Properly sealing and insulating your facility’s exterior — the walls, ceiling, windows, doors, roof, floors and even skylights — is an easy, cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Your building’s exterior protects the climate-controlled indoor environment from outside elements. Seal Doors and Windows Doors and windows that don’t close completely let conditioned air

Veterans Career Fair

TEP employee Daniel Bachelier holds a 1992 photo of himself when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Orlando. His first assignment was starboard watch leading petty officer for about 60 recruits of Company 1023. He now serves as a quality control damage investigator for TEP’s Outside Services department. “Among our population, veterans have the

Utility of the Year

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has recognized Tucson Electric Power as the 2012 Investor Owned Utility of the Year for the company’s leadership and continued investment in solar energy. TEP currently has more than 45 megawatts (MW) of solar generating capacity, enough to meet the annual electric needs of more than 8,000 Tucson homes.

Thunderstorm Safety Awareness

In Arizona, lightning strikes, thunderstorm winds, hail, tornadoes, flash flooding, wildfires and extreme heat have caused an average of seven deaths, 18 injuries, and $60 million in property damage every year since 1991. Road closures, as well as power and communication outages are additional consequences of monsoon weather hazards experienced by Southern Arizonans each year.