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Arizona Corporation Commission Approves TEP Energy Efficiency Program Restoration

Phoenix, AZ (Feb. 7, 2019) – The Arizona Corporation Commission voted at its February 6th, 2019 meeting to approve Tucson Electric Power’s (TEP) proposed energy efficiency programming budget of $22.9 million dollars. This approval will allow the Pima County utility to restore programs that have been on hold since their plan was initially released.

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Arizona Corporation Commission Approves Tucson Electric Power's Energy Efficiency Plan, Restores Programs
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The Arizona Corporation Commission voted unanimously to approve Tucson Electric Power’s (TEP) Energy Efficiency Plan at its February 6, 2019, Open Meeting. The approval of the $22.9 million plan will enable the Pima County utility to launch new programs that have been on hold since the Plan was initially filed in August 2017. Popular residential and commercial energy-savings programs will also be restored. Some of the offerings approved by the Commission’s...
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SWEEP Congratulates Southwest Utilities Offering Nation-Leading Energy Efficiency Programs
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Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Western Resource Advocates Welcome Arizona’s New Rules to Expand Access to Affordable Clean Energy
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