With the coronavirus pandemic creating financial hardships for businesses locally and nationwide, Tucson Electric Power is working to support our commercial customers in these unprecedented circumstances. We also have comprehensive plans in place to continue our operations and support you every day.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we have prepared a list of helpful resources to assist our commercial customers during this pandemic. The list includes federal, state, local, business and TEP resources:


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, provided $376 billion for loans and grants through the SBA.

The CARES Act established several new temporary SBA programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak*:

  • Economic Injury Disaster LoanProvides loans to businesses, nonprofit groups and veterans organizations. Initial payments are deferred one year.
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans: Small businesses that currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender may access up to $25,000 quickly.
  • SBA Debt Relief: Automatic payments on some smaller SBA loans and automatic deferrals for SBA-serviced disaster loans.

*Contact your local Small Business Development Center for assistance with these programs.


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TEP Resources

  • Payment Assistance: TEP is offering payment extensions to customers affected by this pandemic. Service disconnections and late fees also have been suspended until further notice.
  • Specialized Support for Business Customer: Our commercial account managers can provide specialized, proactive service on a wide variety of issues – from energy-efficiency programs and new projects to advice about pricing plans and regulations. Contact: BusinessCallCenter@tep.com
  • Energy Savings Expertise: TEP can offer ways that businesses may be able to trim their energy use and costs to help offset declines in revenue. Commercial customers are invited to visit TEP’s list of energy saving tips for businesses as well as rebates for energy efficient upgrades. Contact: BusinessCallCenter@tep.com

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