Telecommunications Efficiency Program

Receive an energy grant to optimizing your energy usage in your Telecommunications Facilities.

If your business site is a medium or large telecommunications facility; PSE's Telecommunications Efficiency Program (TEP) can help you find and perform energy efficiency improvements that lower your bills. You can also earn a valuable incentive to help cover the cost.

What you get

If you qualify for PSE's Telecommunications Efficiency Program (TEP), you may receive some or all of the following:

  • Hands-on guidance throughout the process from PSE's TEP Team.
  • An action plan report, which includes:
    • Recommended capital energy project opportunities, should you decide to invest more heavily in energy efficiency upgrades for your business site in the future.
    • Information about your business site's energy usage, including overall percentages by equipment category (lighting, HVAC, etc.).

Implementation incentive If you complete the requirements, the value of the implementation incentive is:

Capital projects
Electric$0.40 per verified kWh saved

Low cost no cost project
Electric$0.05 per verified kWH saved

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How you qualify

To be eligible for PSE's Telecommunications Efficiency Program (TEP):

  • Your business site must be within PSE's electric service area and use electricity from PSE.
  • Your business site must be considered Telecommunications which often means either the majority of its electric load is associated with Cellular, fiber optics, Internet services.
  • Sites whose principal use is office or retail are almost always not eligible for this program.

For help verifying your qualifications, send an email to

How you apply

To apply fill out a Custom grants application sheet.

Additional information

Implementation incentive requirements:

  • You must provide PSE's TEP team with conditional site data concerning variables that may cause energy usage fluctuation at your business site (e.g., labor hours, outage data, etc.)
  • You must submit an action item completion report containing documentation for all incentive-eligible costs, including but not limited to: Materials/equipment invoices Internal labor costs Contracted labor costs


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