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Tucson Electric rate request called ‘excessive, overreaching’

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Joe Stierman, Tucson Electric Power production mechanic, closes the engine doors on one of TEP’s 10 new reciprocating internal combustion engines./Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star  Tucson Electric Power Co. needs higher rates to pay for more than $1 billion as it moves its power generation away from […]

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Tucson Electric shut off customers 15,000 times in 2018, documents say

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Tucson Electric Power in downtown Tucson on May 8, 2019.Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. disconnected customers more than 15,000 times for nonpayment last year, according to documents filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission as part of its recently adopted summertime ban on disconnecting […]

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Power line to connect TEP’s biggest solar project closer to final approval

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star A power-line project to connect what will be Southern Arizona’s biggest solar-energy farm to Tucson Electric Power Co.’s grid is headed to final approval by state regulators. In late September, TEP won approval from the Arizona Power Plant and Line Siting Committee to build a new substation […]

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TEP to join opposition to Arizona clean-energy initiative; ‘not surprising,’ says Rose Law Group Senior Partner and Director of Renewable Energy Department Court Rich

Posted by   /  September 9, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. hasn’t actively campaigned against a ballot proposition that would require state-regulated utilities to dramatically increase their use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Until now. UNS Energy Inc., parent of TEP and sister rural utility UNS Electric, has formed and plans […]

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Tucson Electric Power follows suit with rate reduction

Posted by   /  January 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Customers of Tucson Electric Power Co. and other state-regulated utilities may be in line for a break on their bills, thanks to the federal tax overhaul. But exactly how, and how much, are up in the air as companies and regulators grapple with the effects of the […]

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Tucson Electric seeks small increase in renewable energy program

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. has proposed a small increase to its renewable energy program budget next year, while bumping up the caps on surcharges customers pay to support the programs. In a recent filing with the Arizona Corporation Commission, TEP has proposed a 2018 program budget of about […]

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