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Investing in Our Community

TEP’s dedication to service extends beyond providing safe, reliable power. For more than 125 years, we’ve remained to true to our vision of improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

TEP’s financial, in-kind and volunteer contributions have significant, measurable impact in our community. Our contributions are funded with company resources, not with customers’ rates. We focus our philanthropic investments in three specific areas:

Through our investments, we help feed the hungry; provide shelter, direction and hope for homeless teens and adults; and educate youth in science, technology, engineering and math. We also support teachers by providing school supplies, classroom grants and funding for field trips.

We improve the quality of life for the elderly, disabled and those with limited incomes by funding critical home repairs that increase their safety and comfort while reducing their energy bills.

We help protect Arizona’s delicate desert ecosystem by working with environmental and wildlife groups to eradicate invasive buffelgrass and to provide safe nesting sites and veterinary care for birds of prey. We also give students the opportunity to explore science and the environment in their natural world.

These are just a few examples of our commitment to community engagement. Join us in our efforts!

Community Assistance

We work with community partners to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, underserved members in our community.
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Environmental Stewardship

TEP aspires to create a more sustainable future while meeting our customers’ need for affordable, reliable energy.

Education

By supporting education, TEP is investing in the future of our community. We’re helping children be successful in school from preschool through higher education.
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Volunteerism

Volunteering is a big part of our company culture, and it starts at the top! Our company’s leaders are active in a wide array of community groups.

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We assist many nonprofit groups, even outside of our three focus areas, when supported by an engaged employee volunteer.

Customer Assistance

In addition to our philanthropic efforts, we provide several Customer Assistance programs. If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying utility bills or needs assistance with making energy efficiency improvements, TEP can help. We offer discounts for customers with limited incomes, payment extension plans and weatherization assistance to those who qualify.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Watts Up

Check out our new community website

April 8, 2019

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new community investment website. This new section of tep.com has more information, a calendar of events and a blog with short, timely community-related updates.

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Protecting raptors

April 9, 2019

Keeping birds of prey safe from hazardous utility equipment requires ongoing efforts in creativity, innovation and stealth.

TEP recently erected a pole equipped only with an artificial nesting box in the Green Valley area. Its only purpose is to provide a safer home for raptors who had built their own nest atop an energized pole about 40 feet away.

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Solar trailer on display at Earth Day celebration

April 9, 2019

If you’re curious about solar energy and how it produces power for your home, be sure to check out TEP’s solar trailer during the annual Tucson Earth Day Festival at the Children’s Museum Tucson and Armory Park  on Saturday, April 20.

You can see firsthand how solar panels use energy from the sun to create electricity and power electronics.

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