TEP Raptor Protection Program Safeguards Wildlife

Collaborative research by TEP and the University of Arizona has shown that safeguarding electrical equipment can greatly reduce injury and electrocutions to raptors – particularly Harris’ Hawks and Great Horned Owls. For more than 15 years, we’ve worked with wildlife experts to protect birds and other animals from electrical hazards. Animals are creative and inconsistent

Homemade Cards Help Troops Send Their Love from Overseas

To festive holiday tunes, employees spent their lunch hours recently creating unique holiday cards from multi-colored paper, ribbons and other colorful embellishments. The cards will go to active military members overseas, who in turn will send them to their loved ones back home over the holidays. The volunteer effort was part of Operation Write Home,

PowerCAT on the Prowl

No team is complete without a mascot, and the same is true for Tucson Electric Power’s Community Action Team. That’s why Curtis Brooks, who retired in 2007 after nearly 40 years of service, came up with PowerCAT. The mascot was introduced in 1995 at the company’s volunteer recognition event. “After dinner, when the awards began,

Lending Support, One House at a Time

Hammers in hand, TEP employees David Wagner and Leonard Nehrmeyer helped frame a house in Tucson’s Copper Vista neighborhood as part of Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s Building Freedom Day. The annual Sept. 11 event commemorates the 2001 tragedy by raising the walls of multiple homes for qualifying local families. Jessica Cordero in Transmission & Distribution

Girl Scout Cookie CFL Partnership

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are working together to distribute 100,000 free compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs  that will be distributed throughout the community during cookie sales. The bulbs are provided through TEP’s Energy Star Lighting program, which makes CFL bulbs available from local stores at discounts of up

Copper Theft Kills

Copper Theft Kills It kills power … Copper theft causes unnecessary power outages to homes and businesses. It kills the economy … Copper theft interrupts business operations and increases the cost of safe, reliable energy service to our community. And it could kill you … If you think copper theft is easy money, think again.

First Tier III Data Center Comes to Tucson

TEP welcomes Involta, LLC , which is bringing a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot Tier III data center to Tucson – the first of its kind in the region. The new development will boost the community’s Information Technology capacity – and, specifically, its data infrastructure – a vital component to attracting, expanding and creating new opportunities in Tucson’s

TEP Employee Volunteers Combat Hunger

Food insecurity is a growing problem in Arizona, where one in three children goes hungry every day, and one in five families stretches its dollars to buy food. Throughout the year, UNS Energy (the parent company of Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services) employees address these needs through a variety of Community Action Team