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Rising Energy Rates & Power Outages in Tucson and Phoenix Arizona

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

TEP Raising Electric Rates Again & Warns Of Potential Power Outages

TEP is asking customers to reduce energy usage between 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer months. Though, TEP says, the company is prepared for the heat, extreme weather could increase energy costs and cause power outages. Customers are urged to avoid using large appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees, use a ceiling fan, plan meals ahead of time and program pool pumps to run at morning or midday. Source: TEP & KOLD 13 News

On top of TEP suggesting residents to limit energy usage in extreme 100+ degree heat but they are warning of potential power outages occurring. This problem is due to an unstable outdated electric grid which will required regular maintenance and upgrade to keep up with growth and the rise of electric vehicles being used and becoming more affordable and accessible.