EasySave Plus FAQs
Q. What is the TEP EasySave Plus Program?
A. The TEP EasySave Plus program (“Program”) provides rebates to TEP’s non-residential customers for the installation of energy-efficiency equipment. It was formerly known as the Large Business program.
Q. Can anyone participate in the Program?
A. No. You must be a non-residential TEP electric customer with a facility operating on a non-residential electric rate.
Q. Which energy efficiency measures are covered under the Program?
A. Rebates are provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in retrofits or major renovation projects. Rebates are offered for measures in each of these categories: lighting equipment and controls, air conditioning and heat pump equipment (HVAC), motors, refrigeration equipment, power management and sensors, plug load equipment, shade screens and custom-efficiency measures.
Q. How do I sign up for the program?
A. It’s easy! Complete the program application and worksheets, then submit the completed materials along with supporting documentation to the Commercial Energy Solutions program by email or U.S. mail. Applications can be easily downloaded and completed from the EasySave Plus Applications page of this website.
Q. Is there a limit to the amount of rebates that I can receive?
A. Yes, the program is designed to pay rebates for projects with a maximum rebate of 50 percent of each incremental measure cost (the difference between the cost of installing a high-efficiency piece of equipment and lower-cost standard equipment). The maximum rebate amount that a customer can receive in a calendar year depends available funding. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is not guaranteed.
Q. How do I know if the equipment I am purchasing will qualify for the rebate?
A. The measure worksheets list the specifications for equipment that qualifies for rebates. If the equipment you install is not listed on the application it may still qualify for a rebate under the custom installation portion of the program.
Q. I understand that the TEP program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Is there a way that I can reserve funding in advance of the project installation?
A. Yes, in fact submitting a Pre-Notification Application is required. Simply download the Application Form from the website and complete the appropriate measure worksheet(s). Submit the completed materials along with supporting documentation to the Commercial Energy Solutions program by email or U.S. mail. Funding for projects approved through the Pre-Notification Application process will be reserved for 90 days.
Q. I would like to apply for a rebate for energy-efficient lighting, but my project may be delayed or not completed within the required time frame. Can I receive an extension to reserve my funding?
A. Yes, applicants may request a one-time 30-day extension for their project but may not be granted. Extension requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request an extension, contact the Commercial Energy Solutions team in writing prior to the expiration of the 90-day reservation.
Q. Can I assign the rebate check to a third party?
A. Yes. A customer can designate who should receive the rebate check by including this information on his or her application. The third party must sign the application and provide a completed and signed W9.
Q. When will I receive my rebate check?
A. Rebate checks will be issued in approximately 4-6 weeks of receipt of the final application and all necessary documentation.