Substation at sunset

Projects

Grid Improvements for More Reliable Service

TEP’s proposed transmission line and substation projects are designed to enhance our local energy grid while preparing for our community’s future energy needs. Public outreach is an important part of TEP’s planning process. Click below to learn more about current projects.

Tucson Electric Power: Transmission Lines

Transmission Lines

Transmission lines link substations and other facilities to move electrical energy at high voltages over long distances.
Tucson Electric Power: Substations

Substations

Substations change the voltage of electric facilities for distribution and delivery of electric service to area customers.

What else is TEP doing to prepare for customers' future energy needs?

TEP is planning a dramatic expansion of clean energy resources that will allow us to provide 70 percent of our power from renewable resources while reducing carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2035.

This ambitious, realistic vision for a sustainable energy future is detailed in TEP's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The IRP provides regulators, customers and other interested stakeholders with information about current resources, detailed assumptions and analyses about future energy requirements, and strategies for meeting our customers’ long-term energy needs.