Downtown Tucson

TEP's Value Proposition

Economic Development

Low energy costs are only part of the equation. Factor in TEP's consistently high rankings for power reliability, nationally recognized leadership in renewables, robust energy-efficiency programs and pervasive customer focus, and you have an electric utility company that complements the many other benefits of locating in Tucson.


Rates

Our rates are consistently lower than the national average and businesses of all kinds can profit from these savings. Energy-intensive businesses, such as data centers, especially benefit from TEP’s low energy costs and high reliability. The chart below shows examples of demand and usage, with corresponding rates and monthly bills.

 

500 kW, 180,000 kWh    
  $/kWh Monthly Bill
US Avg. $0.107 $19,287
TEP $0.098 $17,715
1,000 kW, 650,000 kWh    
  $/kWh Monthly Bill
US Avg. $0.086 $55,814
TEP $0.076 $49,664
50,000 kW, 32.5 Million kWh    
  $/kWh Monthly Bill
US Avg. $0.079 $2,579,292
TEP $0.071 $2,313.310
Source: Edison Electric Institute Typical Bills and Average Rates Report Summer 2015

Reliability

An electric utility’s service reliability, capacity and infrastructure are critical considerations for any company in making a facility-location decision. TEP's system is robust, reliable and resilient. In fact, our reliability has earned TEP repeated high rankings among electric utilities surveyed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and we are committed to maintaining that high standard of service through forward-looking investments in system resources.

Year SAIDI SAIFI CAIDI MAIFI
2014 57.126 0.714 80.051 3.098
2015 59.436 0.045 80.217 0.126
2016 65.082 0.912 71.328 3.454

Leaders in Renewable Energy

Recognized by the Solar Electric Power Association as the Investor Owned Utility of the Year in 2012, and one of three finalists for the same honor in 2013, TEP continues to harness the power of the sun for the benefit of homes and business throughout the Tucson area.

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TEP partnered with the University of Arizona on Phase I of the Solar Zone, one of the largest multi-technology solar evaluation sites in the U.S. (Photo courtesy University of Arizona Tech Park: techparks.arizona.edu)

 


Contact

Larry Lucero
  • Senior Director
  • Government Relations                       
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  • llucero@tep.com
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  • Tucson Electric Power
  • HQE505
  • 88 E Broadway Blvd
  • Tucson AZ 85701
Art McDonald
  • Director
  • Economic Development
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  • amcdonald@tep.com
  •  
  • Tucson Electric Power
  • HQE505
  • 88 E Broadway Blvd
  • Tucson AZ 85701