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Regulators approve Tampa Electric bills dropping in January
Thanks to lower natural gas prices, Tampa Electric customers will pay $1.14 less a month for electricity in January than they do today – even after an increase later this year.

Tampa Electric to launch its largest solar project at Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport and Tampa Electric Co. today announced an agreement to install a canopy of solar panels on the top floor of the airport’s south Economy Parking Garage.

Tampa Electric bills to drop in January to reflect reduced cost of natural gas
Thanks to lower natural gas prices, Tampa Electric customers could pay $1.22 less a month for electricity in January than they do today – even after an increase later this year.

Tampa Electric’s solar panels spin new rotating globe at LEGOLAND® Florida
Tampa Electric is powering the world with solar panels. Well, a miniature world – made of LEGO® bricks.

TECO serving customers better with a new phone system
This spring, the companies of TECO Energy launched a new and improved phone system to help handle the more than 10,000 daily calls.

Low-flying helicopters to patrol Tampa Electric’s transmission structures
Area residents need not be alarmed if they see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission poles and towers in the next month. It’s part of the company’s ongoing inspection of transmission equipment.

Tampa Electric makes it easy to manage storm outages from your mobile device
Hurricane season starts June 1, and Tampa Electric is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store. The company’s year-round preparations enable crews to handle the potential impacts of hurricanes and widespread power outages.

Tampa Electric earns Tree Line USA® status for sixth consecutive year
The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has certified Tampa Electric a Tree Line USA® utility for a sixth consecutive year for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines.

TECO Peoples Gas and Tampa Electric remind homeowners to call 811 before digging
With warmer days and longer evenings, it’s prime time for planting and other outdoor projects – and it’s a perfect time to remind homeowners to always call 811 before digging.

Tampa Electric cooperating in death investigation at Big Bend Power Station
Tampa Electric is cooperating with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) on a death investigation at Big Bend Power Station.

Tampa Electric seeks to change ignition fuel at Big Bend
Tampa Electric wants to change the ignition fuel at its Big Bend Power Station to natural gas from oil – which would have significant environmental benefits and cost savings for all customers.

Tampa Electric sends crews to Georgia to help restore power
Tampa Electric is sending about 140 people to northeast Georgia to help Georgia Power restore power after a winter storm that is expected to bring freezing rain and significant ice when it hits on Tuesday night.

TECO encourages community service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The companies of TECO Energy are proud to join the Florida Public Service Commission, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and utilities nationwide in recognizing the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a national day of service in the spirit of Dr. King’s example of dedication to public service.

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