For Immediate Release | February 1, 2017
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is offering $50 rebates to residential customers who purchase Nest Learning Thermostats, which can help to save energy and reduce monthly utility costs.
Nest Thermostat users can save an average of 15 percent on cooling bills and 10-12 percent on heating bills annually, according to the manufacturer. The thermostats can learn users’ temperature preferences and automatically adjust to help save energy. Nest Thermostats offer suggestions to help users save energy and can be adjusted remotely with a smartphone, tablet or laptop in homes with a Wi-Fi connection.
Special signage with TEP’s logo will be used to promote the sale of connected thermostats at local retailers. TEP residential customers who purchase Nest Thermostats from local retailers or online must register at tep.com/thermostat to receive the rebate, which will appear as a $50 credit on monthly electric bills for each thermostat purchased. Customers can receive up to two rebates, which can take 6-8 weeks to process.
The rebates are among TEP’s energy efficiency (EE) offerings for residential and commercial customers in 2017. TEP’s customer-funded EE programs are reviewed and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The programs have been proven to be cost-effective for all customers – not just those who participate – by reducing our community’s long-term need for new energy resources. A complete list of current programs is available at tep.com/efficiency.
TEP’s EE programs have produced significant environmental benefits by helping customers to save enough energy to power nearly 82,000 homes for a year. These savings help TEP work toward the goals in Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Standard, which calls on utilities to achieve cumulative energy savings of 22 percent by 2020. Participation helps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, resulting in reduced air emissions and water usage.
TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona. To learn more, visit tep.com. TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc., which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit fortisinc.com.