Skip Navigation to main content U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Green Power Network
About the GPNGreen Power MarketsBuying Green PowerOnsite Renewable EnergyCommunity Renewable EnergyInformation ResourcesFinancial OpportunitiesHome
Green Markets

 
 

Green Pricing
Table of Utility Programs by State
Utilities Offering Green Power
Top Ten Utility Green Power Programs

Green Power Marketing

Green Certificates

Carbon Offsets

State Policies


Green Pricing


Tucson Electric Power Company


January 2000 - Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) has launched GreenWatts, a green power program that will invest voluntary customer contributions in the construction and operation of solar electric generating facilities. TEP is offering its customers an opportunity to purchase 20-kWh blocks of energy tied to the use of landfill methane at the company's Irvington Generating Station. The gas is collected from Tucson's Los Reales Landfill and transported to the power plant, where, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its use will displace the equivalent of 20,000 tons of coal annually.

Customers can purchase monthly blocks of 20 kWh for $2.00 (10¢/kWh) for the first block and $1.50 (7.5¢/kWh) for all subsequent blocks. More than 180,000 monthly blocks of renewable energy will be available from the project. The program is open to all TEP customers and any other electricity users connected to the TEP distribution system.

News Release - "Greenwatts" Program Gives Choice to Electric Customers for Support of Renewable Energy Systems No longer online at TEP

News Release - TEP, Partners Dedicate Renewable Energy System Using Landfill Waste Gas To Generate Electricity; 'Greenwatts' Program Would Support Such Systems

TEP Contact: Bill Norman (520) 884-3625


Printable Version


Skip footer navigation to end of page.