We're more than a utility
Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable power to Tucson residents - and more. We offer customers a wide range of incentivized programs to help them reduce their energy costs and build a better future.
TEP provides the energy behind Tucson's economy. We deliver safe, reliable power to more than 417,000 customers in the Tucson metropolitan area. We’re also a local leader in community service, volunteerism and economic development efforts.
TEP and its sister company, UniSource Energy Services, are among a family of utilities owned by Fortis, Canada’s largest investor-owned gas and electric utility holding company. Fortis completed an acquisition of UNS Energy, TEP’s and UES’ parent company, in August 2014.
TEP offers comprehensive energy services through reliable, traditional resources and a growing renewable power portfolio. We also offer many ways to help our customers use energy more efficiently.
TEP's community service efforts have earned nationwide acclaim. We provide direct contributions and other support for our employees' volunteerism, encouraging a spirit of giving that is shared among the Fortis family of utilities.
Fortis is the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Its regulated utilities account for approximately 93 percent of its total assets and serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets in Canada, Belize and Upstate New York. For more information, visit fortisinc.com.
Serving our community
We are committed to serving the needs of others
Tucson Electric Power and its sister company, UniSource Energy Services, work with charitable nonprofits, education and government organizations that focus on employee volunteer engagement, work toward meeting community needs, and demonstrate the viability of their programs. TEP focuses its giving in the areas of education, environmental conservation activities and community engagement, including at-risk and low-income communities, first responders and veterans.
TEP invests in the community in several ways:
Financial donations to non-profits or charities for programs or special events where volunteer assistance is not needed or would not be appropriate may be requested throughout the year.
In-kind donations are non-monetary valuable goods including computer equipment, office furniture, printing (i.e. promotional material), or the lending of pop-up tents, traffic cones and more.
Corporate memberships are requests for annual membership at the corporate level to community organizations such as chambers of commerce, utility organizations and business groups.
Employee volunteer projects
Employee volunteer projects are employee-driven initiatives to support the communities where we live and work. These requests are typically supported and coordinated by Community Action Team employee volunteers.
Sponsorships are the support of events and activities in which a mutually beneficial arrangement is made between the organization and TEP. This may include the promotion of goods, products and services. The organization promoting the sponsorship is responsible for providing the value of the sponsorship that is tax-deductible.
Community Impact Grants
Community Impact Grants are designed to provide a significant boost to local community assistance, education and environmental protection efforts. Our expanded grants program will provide $330,000 to nonprofit groups across Arizona in 2016.
We are the power behind Tucson's economy
When you choose the Tucson metropolitan area for starting, expanding or relocating your business, you're choosing a community that boasts a unique combination of characteristics that will benefit your bottom line and quality of life.
And powering it all is TEP — an electric utility company known for its low rates, high reliability, environmental stewardship and customer focus.
Explore what the Tucson area has to offer. Then contact us for assistance and answers to your questions.
A proud heritage
Our company has been providing power to Arizona residents since 1892, before Arizona became a state. Learn how we grew to become one of our community’s largest companies, providing safe, reliable and affordable power to nearly 1 million local residents.
Tucson Electric Power, sister company UniSource Energy Services and their parent company, UNS Energy Corporation, are subsidiaries of Fortis, which owns utilities serving more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. The following links and documents may be of interest to investors in our company.