If you believe UES is financially responsible for damage to your property, please review the text and guidelines below.
UES is committed to providing safe, reliable natural gas and electric service. We design, build, maintain and operate our facilities in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements designed to deliver a steady, stable supply of natural gas and power to customers.
Such practices cannot guarantee perfect service. Every natural gas and electric transmission and distribution system in the world is subject to failure at any time. Malfunctioning equipment, inclement weather, property damage, interference from trees or wildlife and other forces beyond UES' control can result in service interruptions, including power surges or voltage irregularities for electric customers and loss of service for natural gas customers.
Sometimes these incidents result in damage to our customers' property, including surge protectors, appliances and other facilities. When such damage results from circumstances UES could not have reasonably predicted or prevented, the company does not assume responsibility to pay for damages.
Under rules approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), UES is not liable for damage claims involving natural gas outages or power outages, low voltage or power surges caused by: severe weather or other circumstances beyond our control; during repairs or routine maintenance, including meter exchanges; or during energy curtailment or blackout events.
Additionally, UES is not liable for damage in circumstances that involve but are not limited to:
- Wind, rain, lightning, heat, flooding or other types of weather conditions
- Trees or other vegetation disturbing power lines, gas lines and other equipment
- Equipment failure
- Equipment damaged by vehicles or criminal mischief
- Animal interference
- Mylar balloons
- Other circumstances beyond our control, including "Acts of God"
Additional details are available in UES' rules and regulations:
UES Electric Customers — Section 8, "Provision of Service"
UES Gas Customers — Section 8, "Provision of Service"
If you believe UES is financially responsible for damage to your property, please complete and submit a "Statement of Damage" form below. If UES accepts responsibility for your claim, the company will determine what the law considers fair compensation and reimburse the lowest of repair costs, replacement costs or fair market value. UES is not liable for indirect, or consequential damages including lost revenue or profits.
To file a claim:
Online — Click here to fill out a form and submit your claim electronically.
UES Risk Management Department
PO Box 711, Mail Stop HQE 810
Tucson, AZ 85702
If you have any questions concerning the claims process, please contact our Risk Management Department at 520-745-3370.