What is the future of your home as it relates to energy? Do you have a Nest? If not, why might you want one? What is the Smart Meter Pay as You Go program? What kinds of tips can TEP help provide you with to save energy this summer? Tucson Electric Power has consistently received national awards for their progress in converting to renewable energy. They have been providing safe, reliable and affordable power to Arizona residents for 125+ years (before Arizona become a state) and they are constantly preparing for the future of energy to maintain that tradition. Please join us for the second part of this two-part series to learn more about how you can be an energy saver! This show made possible due to the generous support of Tucson Electric Power Company.



  • What is a Smart/Connected Home? New smart devices are making homes more energy efficient and easier to control. From managing your lights and thermostat, to managing your garage, these devices give us a glimpse into the future of energy use in homes across the country.
  • One smart device is The Nest thermostat, which allows you to control the temperature of your house straight from your phone! It also studies the temperature of your home throughout time so it can “learn” things like how long it takes the house to cool to the specified temperature, how long it takes the house to warm, etc.
  • Water, gas and electric utilities, including Tucson Electric Power (TEP), have been deploying Smart Meters for over a decade to make our distribution systems more intelligent, responsive and efficient.
  • Listen to the full podcast to find out what a “connected” device is and how TEP is utilizing them to help households use energy more efficiently.
  • For Tucson Residents: TEP offers customers a prepaid energy service. Learn more about the benefits of this service on this podcast.



  • Why is energy saving important? This article is a must read!
  • Check out TEP’s energy saving tips
  • Learn more about what some organizations in Tucson are doing to be more sustainable with energy consumption
  • What is the potential of renewable energy in Arizona? Learn more here