TEP - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Arizona)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Arizona

Name TEP - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Refrigerators
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Cooler Doors: $120-$375/door

Refridgeration Evaporative Fan Controls: $125-$200/motor
Novelty Cooler Shutdown: $300/controller
Strip Curtains: $3/sq. ft.
Compact Fluorescents: $0.03-0.15 per Kwh saved
Lighting Incentives: $0.15/KWh saved
Occupancy Sensors: $0.15/KWh saved
A/C and Heat Pumps: $125-$675/unit
Programmable Thermostats: $150/thermostat
Variable Speed/Frequency Drives: $75-$125/HP
Night Covers Refrigeration: $15/ln. ft.

Maximum Incentive Small Business: 90% of the incremental measure costs

New Construction: up to 50% of incremental cost of the energy efficient measures and up to $75,000 per project per year New Construction Design Work: up to 50% of the cost of the additional fees required for the energy efficient design and up to $10,000 per design team per year

Website http://www.tepcommercialenergysolutions.com/ProjectCenter/

Incentive Source Tucson Electric Power


This program has been put on hold, effective March 19, 2012. See web site above for more information.

TEP offers three different energy efficiency rebate programs to fit the needs of their non-residential customers. TEP's Large and Small Business Programs are for making a variety of energy efficient improvements to already existing facilities. TEP's Commercial New Construction Program provides rebates for non-residential members for designing and constructing new energy efficient facilities.

TEP’s Small Business Program encourages contractors to install selected high-efficiency lighting, HVAC and refrigeration measures for TEP small business customers. All incentives are for upgrades in already existing buildings and will be paid directly to the contractor, who applies for the rebates on the customer's behalf. A list of eligible upgrades and program approved contractors can be found on the program website. Energy efficient equipment purchased, contracted for or work conducted prior to August 6, 2008 is not eligible for a rebate.

The TEP Commercial New Construction Program provides rebates to TEP’s non-residential customers for the installation of energy-efficient equipment in new construction. Additionally, rebates are available to help offset the costs of designing more energy efficient buildings. Rebate amounts are based on the estimated energy savings over a one year period. Energy efficient equipment purchased, contracted for or work conducted prior to August 6, 2008 is not eligible for a rebate.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name TEP Commercial Energy Solutions

Address 4350 East Irvington Rd, Mail Stop DS502
Address 2 PO Box 711
Place Tucson, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85702
Phone (866) 324-5506
Fax (866) 277-5604
Email CommercialEnergySolutions@us.kema.com
Website http://www.tep.com/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"