Down to Earth: Tucson, Episode 26, In this episode, Jeff Yockey, Director of Resource Planning with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) reveals the plan to build TEP’s cleaner energy portfolio, that will reduce carbon emissions 80 percent and require 70% less groundwater, by 2035.
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- More about Jeff Yockey: Jeff joined Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in 2001, where he currently serves as Director of Resource Planning. His primary responsibilities include developing the Integrated Resource Plan, overseeing analysis with recommendations for major generation infrastructure, and providing forecasts of fuel use, generation and emissions for TEP and its sister company, UniSource Energy Services. Prior to joining the Resource Planning group in 2016, Jeff was a Manager in TEP’s Environmental Services department where he developed environmental compliance programs and was responsible for tracking and evaluating environmental legislative and regulatory initiatives that could impact the company. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an Arizona registered Professional Engineer.
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- Back in 2015, TEP started retiring their coal generating stations – how are they transitioning their final station in Springerville, Arizona? Join us for this podcast to learn more!
- TEP’s goal is to reduce their carbon emissions by 80% from the 2005 levels by 2035 – how did working with The University of Arizona guide their strategy planning to address climate change? Great insights shared on this podcast!
- TEP is helping their customers take steps to address climate change in two keys way: making it a priority for their business and partnering with leaders in the Tucson community to advance community-wide goals.
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- Learn more by listening to Mrs. Green’s TEP Podcast Series
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