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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!

Volunteers helping the Community Food Bank

Community Assistance

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

Each day, we strive to make a positive, meaningful impact in lives of our customers by collaborating with nonprofit groups and government agencies that can best address the needs of local residents.
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Environmental Stewardship

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

For this reason, we support sustainability efforts throughout the community that protect and conserve our land, water, air and wildlife.


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.

and become successful adults. This creates a strong workforce and contributes to a vibrant economy.
TEP Volunteers walking and helping during charity event


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.

, serving on boards and volunteering for events. Their passion for giving back is shared by many TEP employees. Together with the family members and friends who join them at our Community Action Team’s events, our employees typically volunteer more than 20,000 hours per year!
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We assist many nonprofit groups, even outside of our three focus areas, when supported by an engaged employee volunteer.

TEP directs the majority of our funding and resources to nonprofit partners whose projects align with our three philanthropic focus areas. We also assist nonprofit groups 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

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

June 10, 2019

For nearly 20 years, TEP has hosted blood drives for the American Red Cross several times a year at our offices downtown and on Irvington Road.

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Sprucing Up TRAK

June 3, 2019

TEP employee volunteers and their family members spent Sunday morning sanding and refurbishing the weather-worn horse stalls at the Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK) before summer camp begins.

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100-Acre Wood Park Clean-up

May 24, 2019

Nearly a dozen TEP employee volunteers and their family members have joined members of the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists to ready a site for the future 100-Acre Wood Bike Park at the corner of Alvernon and Golf Links.

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Supporting Saguaro National Park

May 20, 2019

TEP joined the Friends of Saguaro National Park and park officials and supporters at a groundbreaking for a new outdoor classroom on May 16.

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Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 7, 2019

Look for our employees wearing blue TEP volunteer shirts and driving TEP vehicles in your neighborhood on Saturday, May 11, to collect food for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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