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Financial Incentive Program

Place Arizona

Name TEP - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Contractor
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, Design Assistance
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount A/C and Heat Pumps: $25-$100/ton + $75/extra efficiency point/ton

Chillers: $5-$10/ton + $150-$200/extra efficiency point/ton
Fluorescent Lighting: $1.75-$6/lamp
De-lamping: $2.50/lamp or $12.50/reflector lamp
LED Exit Signs: $25/sign
Occupancy Sensors: $0.12/watt controlled
High Output HID Lighting: $75-$200/fixture
Refrigeration Strip Curtains/Night Covers: $10/ft.
Cooler Controls: $100-$200/unit
Ice Maker: $50/unit
Evaporator Fan Motors: $25-$50
Vending Machine Controls: $25 or $100
Motors: $1.50-$10/HP
Air Compressors: $50/HP
Custom: 50%

Maximum Incentive Large Business: up to 50%-75% of a measure's incremental cost

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://websafe.kemainc.com/Projects/Default.aspx?tabid=1029
Date added to DSIRE 2008-11-05
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-24
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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 Large Business Program offers rebates to offset the initial costs of installing energy-efficient measures including lighting equipment and controls, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, motors and motor drives, compressed air and refrigeration. Customers may also propose other energy efficiency solutions through custom measures. Eligible customers (TEP Non-Residential customers on Rates 10, 13, 14 and 40) must submit a Pre-Notification Application to TEP.

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.

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.

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

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. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"