For Immediate Release: March 30, 2017
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Electric Power (TEP) customers can sign up for new pricing plans that offer lower service charges and more ways to save on energy costs.
TEP’s Time-of-Use, Peak Demand and Demand Time-of-Use pricing plans for residential customers feature a reduced monthly Basic Service Charge of $10, compared to the $13 monthly charge for TEP’s Basic plan.
Businesses that use TEP’s Small General Service (SGS) Time-of-Use, Peak Demand or Demand Time-of-Use plans now pay a reduced monthly Basic Service Charge of $22 for single-phase service, compared to the $25 monthly charge for the SGS Basic plan.
The lower basic service charges are designed to promote use of the new plans, which were approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Every plan offers cost-saving opportunities to customers who adjust their energy use accordingly:
- The Time-of-Use plan offers lower energy charges to customers who shift their usage away from on-peak hours when customers typically use energy the most.
- The Peak Demand plan combines a lower usage-based rate with a “demand” charge based on customers’ highest individual hour of usage during on-peak periods. Customers can increase savings by reducing their peak energy demand.
- The Demand Time-of-Use plan combines TEP’s lowest off-peak usage rates with higher on-peak rates and a demand charge. Customers can save by shifting the majority of their usage to off-peak hours and by avoiding the simultaneous use of large appliances during on-peak hours.
The new plans provide alternatives to TEP’s Basic plans, which bill residential and SGS customers based on their total monthly electric usage. Customers are free to continue using their current pricing plan.
Customers who are interested in signing up for a new pricing plan can call 1-520-623-7711 to speak with a member of TEP’s Customer Care team. More information is available on tep.com, including energy-saving strategies for each plan and a Residential Lifestyle Calculator to help customers choose the best plan for their lifestyle.
TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona. To learn more, visit tep.com. TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc., which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit fortisinc.com.
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