Arizona Geological Society

Field Trip - H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station

  • 04 Oct 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 3950 East Irvington Rd., Tucson (Gate 1)
  • 7


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This field trip is free for all attendees.

Registration is closed

GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED TO 16. Two additional reservations will be taken on wait list in event of a cancellation. A reminder notice with group participants will be sent out on Friday, 26 Sept.

Join TEP Tour Director Reland Kane on a special AGS tour of the TEP Sundt Generating Station.

A tour of the Sundt Generating Station involves much more than a look inside the “power plant”, but introduces you to TEP's entire enterprise.  You will take a bus around the perimeter plant to visit the coal yard and the rotary (train) car dumper. You’ll pass by the green recycling area (which provides mulch and compost for Civano Nursery, a by-product of the trees we trim for line clearance), the equipment pool, the training yard, the solar test yard and perhaps you’ll catch sight of one of the burrowing owls that TEP has relocated on the property when developments destroyed the owl's homes.

There is no trip fee, but tour reservations are required as the group size is limited.  Due to security considerations, TEP has also requested that AGS submit a list of attendees prior to the tour; photo ID is required to enter the site. Children over age 16 are welcome.


Tour begins at 1 p.m. Meet at Gate 1. 
Address:  3950 E. Irvington
Directions: From Alvernon (north from I-10 exit or south from town), turn east on Irvington. Cross railroad tracks and notice huge power equipment on the right.  Proceed slowly. 
Parking: As you drive east on Irvington, there is an entrance to the Employee Parking Lot right before Gate 1. Park in the Employee Parking Lot, THEN go back out the gate and walk around to check in at Gate 1. Be sure to have picture ID.  Once inside, you’ll find a bus in front of the main building there.
Rules: Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes. No one under 16 years. No cameras. These rules are firm.  Bring your own hard hats and ear plugs if you have them; earphones and hard hats will be provided as necessary. You may want to bring a bottle of water or other beverage as the weather will likely be warm.

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