Tucson Electric Power is accepting nominations for the second annual TEP BrightEE Awards, which recognize customers and other community partners for energy savings achieved through the company’s energy efficiency, or EE, programs.
BrightEE (pronounced “brighty”) awards will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 to customers who have reduced their energy use and lowered their monthly electric bills by adopting significant energy efficiency measures. To be eligible for a BrightEE Award, nominees must be located within TEP’s service territory and must have participated this year in at least one TEP customer-funded EE program. Nominations are being accepted for several award categories including:
- Commercial Contractor
- Residential Contractor
- Government Facility or Entity
- Large Business
- Small Business
- School or School District
- Nonprofit Organization
- Chamber of Commerce
- Lifetime Contributor to Residential Energy Efficiency
All nominations must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Please include the nominee’s name, contact person, phone number, email address and a brief description of the EE project.
TEP’s EE programs offer incentives to customers who invest in high efficiency lighting, heating and cooling systems, pumps, motors and other equipment. Other programs offer incentives to builders that design and construct residential and commercial buildings to meet EE standards. A complete list of current programs is available at tep.com/efficiency.
By partnering with customers, TEP is working toward achieving the goals in Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Standard. The standard requires electric utilities to increase kilowatt hour savings each year through customer-funded EE programs until the cumulative usage reduction reaches 22 percent by 2020.
By scaling back our community’s long-term energy needs, TEP’s energy efficiency programs reduce the need for new power plants while limiting air emissions and water usage. In 2014 alone, TEP’s EE programs will produce energy savings exceeding 147,000 megawatt hours – enough energy to power more than 14,000 Tucson homes for a year.