Oct 1 2015 12:00:00:000AM
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TEP Now Accepting Nominations For 2016 ‘BrightEE’ Energy Efficiency Awards

Tucson, Ariz. — Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is accepting nominations for the third annual TEP BrightEE Awards, which recognize customers and other community partners for energy savings achieved through participation in TEP’s energy efficiency (EE) programs.

BrightEE (pronounced ‘brighty’) awards will be presented in March 2016 to TEP customers who have reduced their energy use and lowered their monthly electric bills. To be eligible for a BrightEE Award, a customer 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
  • Professional Business Organization
  • Demand Response
  • Homebuilder
  • Lifetime Contribution to Residential Energy Efficiency

All nominations must be submitted to by Monday, Nov. 2. 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’s customer-funded programs are reviewed and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Each has been proven cost-effective for all customers — not just those who participate — by reducing TEP’s long-term need for new energy resources. The programs also reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, resulting in reduced air emissions and water usage.

TEP has helped customers save more than 641,000 megawatt-hours, enough energy to power nearly 62,000 homes for a year. These savings help TEP work toward the goals in Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Standard, which calls on utilities to achieve cumulative energy savings of 22 percent by 2020.

TEP provides safe, reliable service to approximately 414,000 customers in southern Arizona. For more information, visit

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