For Immediate Release: July 2, 2020 Tucson, Ariz. – As summer begins, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will be well prepared for the season’s soaring temperatures and powerful thunderstorms thanks to system improvements that are strengthening its local energy grid. TEP is nearing completion of the approximately $25 million Irvington to Kino 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line project,
TEP plans to provide more than 70 percent of its power from wind and solar resources to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2035.
Tucson community leaders Bob and Beverely Elliott are joining the NBA Retired Players Association-Phoenix Chapter, led by President Lafayette “Fat” Lever, is providing free food and household supplies to about 1,600 local families in need.
TEP is offering ways that electric customers can reduce their summertime electric bills and maintain their comfort while using less energy.
TEP will return unused energy efficiency funds to customers to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Donation will go towards bill payment assistance and other coronavirus relief efforts in the communities we serve across Arizona.
TEP is suspending two public open house meetings next week as a precaution to limit unnecessary risk of exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus.