TEP Partners with Food Bank to Promote Energy Efficiency

Mar 13, 2021
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Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott, where we believe in sustainable energy practices and supporting our community. In this article, we are excited to share how Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has partnered with the local Food Bank to promote energy efficiency. This collaboration combines the goal of reducing energy consumption with supporting the community in need.

Collaboration for a Greener Future

TEP understands the importance of energy efficiency in today's world. By joining forces with the Food Bank, they are creating a powerful partnership dedicated to reducing energy waste and helping those who need it most. This collaboration is driven by the shared values of sustainability and social responsibility.

Promoting Energy Efficiency

TEP and the Food Bank are working together to raise awareness about energy efficiency among individuals and businesses in the community. They offer various initiatives, programs, and resources to help people reduce energy consumption and save money while making a positive impact on the environment.

1. Energy Audits

One of the first steps towards energy efficiency is understanding how energy is used in a home or business. TEP and the Food Bank provide energy audits, which are comprehensive assessments of energy usage. These audits help identify areas where energy is wasted and recommend solutions for improvement.

2. Education and Outreach

TEP and the Food Bank believe in the power of education. They offer workshops, seminars, and resources on energy-efficient practices. By raising awareness and providing practical tips, they empower individuals to make informed decisions that benefit both their wallets and the environment.

3. Energy-Saving Incentives

Recognizing that financial constraints may hinder energy efficiency efforts, TEP and the Food Bank offer a range of incentives to help individuals and businesses make energy-saving upgrades. These incentives include rebates, discounts, and access to financing options, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to going green.

4. Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

To encourage the use of energy-efficient appliances, TEP and the Food Bank have launched the Efficient Appliance Rebate Program. This program offers financial incentives to customers who replace old, inefficient appliances with Energy Star-rated alternatives. By upgrading to energy-saving appliances, individuals can reduce their energy consumption and save money on utility bills.

Community Impact

The collaboration between TEP and the Food Bank extends beyond energy efficiency. It also aims to support the community by addressing energy affordability challenges. Through various programs and initiatives, they strive to make energy more accessible and affordable for low-income individuals and families.

1. Energy Assistance Programs

TEP and the Food Bank provide energy assistance programs to support those struggling with their energy bills. These programs offer financial aid and resources to help individuals and families keep their lights on and homes warm during challenging times.

2. Energy Efficiency Kits

Recognizing that even small changes can make a significant impact, TEP and the Food Bank distribute energy efficiency kits to low-income households. These kits contain energy-saving devices, such as LED light bulbs, weatherstripping, and low-flow showerheads, helping individuals reduce their energy usage and lower their utility costs.

3. Energy Education for Vulnerable Communities

TEP and the Food Bank prioritize reaching vulnerable communities with tailored energy education programs. By engaging with individuals who may face additional energy-related challenges, they aim to empower these communities with the knowledge and resources needed to make informed decisions about energy usage and consumption.


The partnership between TEP and the Food Bank showcases how collaboration can drive both energy efficiency and community support. By offering energy audits, education, incentives, and assistance programs, they demonstrate a commitment to helping individuals and businesses save energy, reduce costs, and contribute to a sustainable future. At Barrett Propane Prescott, we are proud to support initiatives that promote energy efficiency and community well-being.

William Toll
Great initiative!
Nov 8, 2023