Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan

  • Graham County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GCEC) filed an application with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) requesting approval of its Electric Energy Efficiency (EE) Implementation Plan for 2014 and 2015
  • GCEC was required to submit an energy efficiency plan in order to comply with Arizona Administrative Code R14-2-2418. After hearing and evaluating the EE plan, the ACC issued Decision Number 74088 on September 23, 2013, approving the plan
  • A copy of the EE plan and ACC decision can be found on the Arizona Corporation Commission website under Docket Number E-01749A-13-0184
  • The EE plan includes several new programs available to GCEC members designed to help reduce their electric energy usage and ultimately their utility bill
  • All EE programs are subject to available funding and the requirements as set forth in the approved EE plan

LED Lighting Program

  • GCEC has partnered with the local ACE Hardware store In Safford, AZ to provide discount pricing on LEDs!
  • This program aims to promote the installation of high-efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in homes within the GCEC service territory
  • GCEC members will be referred to participating retailers like ACE Hardware to purchase qualifying LEDs and the discount pricing will be passed on to GCEC’s members through a negotiated agreement with the retailer
  • Please contact ACE Hardware at (928) 428-1033 (or visit them at 707 South 6th Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546) for specific pricing details
  • For more information on energy savings visit ENERGY STAR’s website

Residential Low-Income Weatherization Program (RLIWP)

  • GCEC has partnered with non-profit organizations such as Southeastern Arizona Community Action Programs (SEACAP) to provide funding and support for existing low-income weatherization programs
  • The goal of this program is to improve energy efficiency in homes in the GCEC service area by assisting low-income residents in reducing energy use and lowering their utility bills
  • This is done by implementing year-round weatherization measures
  • This program is provided at no cost to eligible GCEC members whose income is at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • The program includes a SEACAP representative determining the work needed and installing weatherization measures on approved homes and structures
  • Weatherization includes caulking and weather-stripping, insulation (attic, wall, & duct), and other energy efficiency measures as needed
  • Interested GCEC members must contact SEACAP for an application by calling (928) 428-4653

Residential Time-of-Use (TOU) Program

  • The purpose of this program is to provide GCEC members a way to save money on a voluntary TOU rate plan while helping GCEC with critical peak load reduction
  • The current GCEC TOU program received ACC approval in Decision Number 76693 and became effective, May 1, 2018
  • TOU rates provide residential customers with a lower “off-peak” rate
  • The current GCEC TOU program received ACC approval in Decision Number 76693 and became effective, May 1, 2018
  • In order to save money on this program, participating members will need to shift a significant percentage of their usage to the off-peak hours
  • You may also call (928) 485-2451 or visit the GCEC office for more information

Energy Assistance Programs