Download our briefs on policies that have been promulgated by the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates public service corporations including Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and Arizona Public Service (APS).

Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard

Published March 2012

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The essentials

  • By 2020 Public Utility Companies with an annual revenue of more than $5 million must achieve energy savings (measured in kWh) equal to at least 22 percent of their previous year’s sales
    • Public Utility Companies must design Demand Side Management programs to encourage customers to reduce their energy usage
    • By 2020 every gas utility must achieve cumulative savings equal to 6% of their previous year’s retail sales