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10/13/08:
Tampa Electric revises fuel projections; lower cost increases expected
Today, Tampa Electric filed a revised fuel forecast with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC). Due to lower projections for 2008 and 2009 natural gas prices and the company’s team members’ ongoing efforts to maximize the availability of its coal-fired generating units, the bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity is now projected to be almost $11 less than originally expected.


9/2/08:
Tampa Electric files 2009 fuel costs with Florida Public Service Commission
Today, Tampa Electric made its annual fuel filing with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC). As the company originally announced in July, based on its most recent analysis of actual and projected fuel costs for 2008, total fuel costs for the year will exceed original projections and are expected to remain high through 2009.


8/18/08:
Tampa Electric prepares for Tropical Storm Fay, offers tips for storm readiness
Should Tropical Storm Fay impact the area, Tampa Electric has a comprehensive response plan to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. Customers are also encouraged to implement their personal storm plans.


8/11/08:
Tampa Electric files for base rate increase, first since 1992
Tampa Electric today formally filed its request for a base rate increase with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).


8/4/08:
Tampa Electric, USF partner with Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to develop new renewable energy project


7/7/08:
Tampa Electric Completes Second Phase of a $330 Million Environmental Improvement Project
Tampa Electric today announced that phase two of the installation of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment at the company’s Big Bend Power Station is complete.


6/17/08:
The Tampa Convention Center joins other green-minded organizations to partner with Tampa Electric on the company's innovative new demand response program for commercial customers
Tampa Electric today announced that the Tampa Convention Center will participate in the company’s Networked Demand Response program for business customers.


6/12/08:
Tampa Electric to file for first base rate adjustment since 1992
Tampa Electric today notified the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) that it plans to file for an increase to its base rates, the first time the company has made such a request since 1992.


5/30/08:
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.


4/4/08:
Tampa Electric energy-efficiency blitz
A total of 100 low-income homeowners, who also qualified for the Paint Your Heart Out program, will receive home energy audits and weatherization kits at no cost...


3/27/08:
Tampa Electric will issue a Request for Proposal for power generation beginning in 2013
Tampa Electric today announced that a Request for Proposal (RFP) process outlining the company’s future power needs and identifying Tampa Electric’s proposed projects will begin on April 11 in accordance with Florida Public Service Commission rules.


2/25/08:
Tampa Electric Company announces plans to refinance tax-exempt auction rate bonds
Tampa Electric Company announced today a plan to purchase and refinance all of its $286.8 million of tax-exempt bonds currently in auction rate mode.


2/18/08:
Tampa Electric surpasses environmental improvement targets
Tampa Electric today reported that as of December 31, 2007, the company has reduced its air emissions.


2/14/08:
Tampa Electric Invests in Peaking Power Units
Tampa Electric today announced that the company will install five new 60-megawatt (MW) peaking units to serve its growing service territory.


1/24/08:
Tampa Electric achieves CO2 reduction milestone
Tampa Electric today announced that it has successfully completed its Chicago Climate Exchange Phase I greenhouse gas reduction commitment of 4 percent below the average of the years 1998-2001.

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TECO Energy, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas
TECO Energy, Inc.
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