Newsroom Archives — 2007
Tampa Electric makes free compact fluorescent light bulbs available for customers
As part of its launch of a new lineup of conservation programs, Tampa Electric is making a free pack of eight compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs available to any customer who participates in the company’s free Home Energy Audit.
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center reopens after another record-breaking season
The Manatee Viewing Center, a free environmental education center unique in Florida, kicks off its 2007-2008 season today after another season of record-breaking attendance.
Tampa Electric defers use of clean coal generating unit beyond 2013 needs
Tampa Electric today announced that it no longer plans to meet its 2013 need for baseload generation through the use of integrated gasification combined-cycle technology, or IGCC.
Tampa Electric Receives Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy Efficiency Programs
The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) today approved Tampa Electric’s request to expand its current offerings of energy efficiency programs...
Tampa Electric files forecasted 2008 fuel, environmental and conservation costs with Florida Public Service Commission
Tampa Electric made its annual fuel, environmental and conservation costs filing today with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC), projecting a slight decrease in customer bills for 2008.
Florida Public Service Commission approves innovative Tampa Electric energy efficiency program
The Florida Public Service Commission today approved the expansion of Tampa Electric’s innovative Energy PlannerSM Pilot Program to all qualified customers.
Tampa Electric files to demonstrate need for IGCC plant, seeks renewable capacity
Tampa Electric today filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to demonstrate the company’s need to build the proposed 632-megawatt Polk Unit 6, an Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) facility...
TECO Energy leaders to participate in climate change summit
TECO Energy (NYSE:TE) today announced that Chairman and CEO Sherrill Hudson and President and COO John Ramil plan to participate in Florida’s Serve to Conserve Climate Change Summit on July 12 and 13, 2007.
Tampa Electric Seeks to Expand Energy Efficiency Programs
Tampa Electric has filed for approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to expand its current offerings of energy efficiency programs to include new conservation programs...
Tampa Electric Completes First Phase of a $330 Million Air Pollution Control Project
Tampa Electric today announced that phase one of the installation of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment at the company's Big Bend Power Station is complete.
Tampa Electric prepares year-round for hurricane season
Hurricane season starts June 1, but Tampa Electric prepares year-round to deal with the potential impacts of hurricanes and widespread power outages.
Tampa Electric Completes Construction of 320 Megawatts of Environmentally Friendly Generating Capacity
Tampa Electric today announced that construction is complete on Polk Units 4 and 5, two new 160-megawatt (MW) units at the company’s Polk Power Station.
Public-private sectors become allies in restoration of coastal creek bordering Tampa Bay
In fast-growing Southern Hillsborough County, a groundbreaking public-private partnership is setting the stage for the restoration and permanent protection of critical coastal fisheries habitat.
Tampa Electric to begin aerial inspection of transmission infrastructure on January 29
Area residents need not be alarmed if they soon see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission poles and towers.