Powering Economic Development

UniSource powers Arizona’s economy by providing safe, reliable and affordable natural gas and electric service to communities throughout Arizona. Our sustainable and flexible energy portfolio, generous energy efficiency incentives and attractive commercial rates encourage existing businesses to expand and attract new employers and jobs to the Grand Canyon State. Our value proposition coupled with our customer-centric approach to service position your company for growth and success.

Discounted rates for new, expanding companies

单源的的 Economic Development Rate (EDR) is designed to attract new employers and retain and support businesses wishing to expand their operations in our service territories. Electric bill discounts are available for up to five years for new or existing businesses that meet minimum load and job creation requirements included in Arizona’s 质量工作 or Qualified Facility 税收抵免.

例如, businesses that expands operations into existing vacant facilities and meet certain requirements could receive a 30 percent discount on a portion of their monthly electric bill for the first year.

New and existing customers taking service under this rate must provide written documentation to qualify for the discount. EDR availability is limited to a total customer load of 50 megawatts (MW).

业务es of all kinds can profit from these savings. Energy-intensive businesses, such as manufacturers, mining operations and data centers, can especially benefit from 单源的的 affordable rates and highly reliable service.

Here’s an example of how a company opening new facilities in our service territory can greatly reduce their energy costs through the EDR. 在这个场景中, a manufacturer on our Large Power Service Time-of-Use (EILPST) rate has a peak annual demand of 3 MW, an average usage of 1,620 megawatt hours (MWh) and a load factor of 75 percent.

一年 正常的速度 EDR速率 Cumulative Annual Savings
1 $114,413 $91,530 $274,591
2 $114,413 $97,251 $480,534
3 $114,413 $102,971 $617,829
4 $114,413 $108,692 $686,476
5 $114,413 $111,552 $720,800

High reliability to propel your business

An electric utility’s service reliability, capacity and infrastructure are critical considerations for any company in making a facility-location decision. 单源的的 system is robust, reliable and resilient. 事实上, our reliability has earned UniSource repeated high rankings among electric utilities surveyed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and we are committed to maintaining that high standard of service through forward-looking investments in system resources.

2018 47.7 0.62
2019 57.9 1.20
2020 43.2 0.81
2021 48.4 0.56
2022 77.2 1.24

Commercial Energy Solutions

The UniSource Commercial Energy Solutions program offers rebates to commercial electric and commercial gas customers to reduce their upfront costs for upgrading to energy efficient lighting, refrigeration controls, 暖通空调, 热水器, 炉, boilers and commercial kitchen griddles. We offer several options to help businesses increase energy efficiency and reduce monthly energy costs.


Community Customer Affairs Representative II

UniSource Energy Services
88 E Broadway Blvd
图森AZ 85701