When Lightning Strikes

With summer storm season in full force, you’ll find Tucson Electric Power’s mobile-friendly Outage Map very helpful for safety and business resource planning. If electrical service at your business is interrupted because of storm conditions, go to tep.com from your computer, smartphone or tablet for the latest updates on power outages. The map is available

Small Efforts, Big Rewards

Small efforts can reap large rewards when it comes to energy efficiency. Consider taking these quick, easy steps to save money on your energy bill: Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Light bulbs use only a small amount of energy to start up – for a compact fluorescent light bulb, only a

TEP Partners With SBDC To Help Small Businesses

Tucson’s chapter of the Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, was established to assist small businesses with everything from business plan writing and marketing strategy to financial management and cost containment. The SBDC partners with several local lenders, including mid-sized and large banks, interested in loaning money to small business owners for improvements such as

Building a Renewable Future

So far this year, Tucson Electric Power’s renewable resources have produced more than 505,000 megawatt hours of energy. That’s equivalent to approximately 5.5 percent of TEP’s total 2015 projected retail sales and on target to surpass Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard requirement of 5 percent for the year. TEP has a total of 441 megawatts of

Focusing on Your Business

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Plugged In Business. This new quarterly electronic newsletter from Tucson Electric Power is focused on helping your business succeed by reducing your energy costs and informing you about available programs and incentives. Plugged In Business will provide energy efficiency advice, information about TEP services, safety tips, updates on community

Let There Be Darkness

Did you know that we have local ordinances for exterior lighting? The City of Tucson and Pima County have jointly established guidelines for all exterior lighting that are commonly referred to as “dark sky laws,” said Randy Altergott, an Energy Advisor with Tucson Electric Power. The two identical ordinances are intended to protect our wildlife