Tucson Electric Power Archives

Fortis boosts power with Acquisition of UNS Energy


Fortis Inc. completed its acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, adding UNS Energy subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) to its growing international family of electric and gas utility companies. TEP and UES will remain headquartered in Tucson under local control with current management and staffing levels and no planned changes to… Read More →

UNS Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fortis

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Shareholders of UNS Energy Corporation voted overwhelmingly today to approve the proposed acquisition of the company by a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. The votes were tabulated at today’s special meeting for shareholders at UNS Energy’s Corporate Headquarters in Tucson. Approximately 97 percent of the ballots cast supported the company’s acquisition by Fortis, the largest investor-owned… Read More →

TEP Recognizes Energy Efficiency Partnerships

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by in Business News | Energy | Green

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has recognized customers and other community partners with TEP BrightEE Awards for energy savings achieved through the company’s successful energy efficiency (EE) programs. The inaugural TEP BrightEE Awards were presented today to local nonprofit organizations, school districts, small businesses and homebuilders. Several BrightEE (pronounced ‘brighty’) recipients are customers who reduced their… Read More →

Involta to Open New Data Center in Tucson


  Involta is holding a grand opening next week to celebrate its newest data center, this one at 1215 E. Pennsylvania St. in Tucson. Involta’s facility in Tucson will be a concurrently maintainable, multi-tenant data center. This 38,000+ SF facility will provide businesses and organizations with secure data storage in a cutting-edge, high-tech environment. “The… Read More →

Energy Consortium’s Roadmap puts state of path to build industry

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by in Business News | Energy

Imagine Arizona as the energy hub of the Southwest — where major regional transmission lines tie into infrastructure in the state and serve a growing regional demand for energy. Arizona would be a place where an increasing percentage of jobs are related to the energy industry, whether in manufacturing, generation, transmission, energy efficiency, service or… Read More →

Duke Energy Acquires Solar Power Project at UA's Tech Park


  Duke Energy has acquired a commercial solar power project located within the University of Arizona’s Science and Technology Park (UA Tech Park) in an area dedicated to solar energy. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, purchased the 6-megawatt (MW) Gato Montes Solar Power Project from AstroSol Inc. The project is… Read More →

SOLON Receives 1.15MW Solar Power Contract In Tucson

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SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., today announced it has contracted with the Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) to build 1.15-megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Tucson. The total system capacity for the TVUSD project, 1.15 megawatts (MW), is spread over 4 campuses of… Read More →

REIF Awards $1.3 Million For AZ Renewable Energy Projects

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The agencies that oversee the Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) have awarded eight Native American organizations with $1.3 million to build renewable energy systems in their communities. The renewable energy projects include wind and solar facilities for schools in Leupp and Kayenta, solar power for an assisted-living facility in Moenkopi and solar panels for… Read More →

Building Achievements Turned Arizona From Frontier Outpost To Thriving Haven

Hoover Dam Construction, 1933-1936 - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

In 1912, when it became the nation’s 48th state, Arizona was a challenging place to live. It was sparsely populated with small communities scattered hither and yon. Travel between towns was grueling. The lower desert was unbearably hot in the summer, and water was scarce and unreliable. Arizona would have had a dim future if… Read More →