For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017
Tucson, Ariz. – The parent company of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will join Fortis Inc. and other Fortis subsidiaries to donate approximately $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of residents and communities afflicted by Hurricane Harvey.
Fortis Inc. will contribute $50,000 while UNS Energy Corporation, TEP’s parent company and a subsidiary of Fortis, will contribute $15,000 to the donation. Fortis subsidiaries Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, which serves approximately 380,000 customers eight New York counties, and Michigan-based ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States, also will make contributions.
“Our thoughts are with the hundreds of thousands of people displaced and disheartened by this devastating storm,” said David G. Hutchens, TEP’s President and CEO. “Our hope is that this donation, in some small way, will provide shelter and help others to begin rebuilding their lives.”
UNS Energy’s contribution will be made using corporate resources, not customers’ rates. TEP also contributes significant in-kind support, and employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours each year to causes across our community.
TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in Southern Arizona. The company, founded in 1892, is commemorating its 125th anniversary this year through various community service initiatives. For more information, visit tep.com. TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information, visit fortisinc.com.
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