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12/15/09:
Florida Public Service Commission approves Tampa Electric’s contract to purchase solar photovoltaic energy
Tampa Electric today announced that the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) approved its contract to purchase solar power supplied by Energy 5.0’s Florida Solar I project, a proposed 25-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating station, for a 25-year period beginning in 2011.


12/14/09:
Tampa Electric completes five-year Avian Protection Program to retrofit its electrical infrastructure
Tampa Electric today announced that the company has completed a five-year retrofit Avian Protection Program (APP) designed to prevent large birds of prey from coming into contact with electrical infrastructure.


12/3/09:
Tampa Electric partners with the Tampa Bay sports Commission to provide green energy for the 2009 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game
Tampa Electric and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission today announced that the 2009 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game on December 5th at Raymond James Stadium will be powered utilizing Florida-based renewable energy produced from natural sources like the sun and biomass.


11/13/09:
Tampa Electric pays energy conservation incentive to Hillsborough County Public Schools
Tampa Electric presented the Hillsborough County School Board with a check for $148,500 representing the estimated incentive the Board will earn during the next 12 months for successfully implementing energy-efficiency measures that will result in long-term energy savings.


10/7/09:
Tampa Electric promotes unique energy planner program in celebration of energy awarenss month
Tampa Electric announced today the launch of a special nine-week promotional campaign for its Energy Planner program in recognition of Energy Awareness Month.


9/18/09:
Tampa Electric Launches Mobile Web Site
Tampa Electric today announced it has launched a new mobile Web site specifically optimized for mobile devices / smart phones such as iPhones, Blackberries etc.


9/11/09:
Power outage information available on Tampa Electric Web site
Tampa Electric today announced that real-time information about power outages is available on the company’s Web site at http://www.tampaelectric.com/outagemap.


9/10/09:
Tampa Electric Completes New Peaking Power Units
Tampa Electric today announced it has completed construction of five new 60-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired peaking units – Bayside Units 3, 4, 5 and 6 and Big Bend Unit 4 – that will provide power during periods of peak customer demand in a reliable and environmentally friendly manner.


9/1/09:
Tampa Electric files 2010 fuel costs with Florida Public Service Commission
Today, Tampa Electric made its annual fuel filing with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).


7/30/09:
TECO Energy announces organizational changes and new leadership team
TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE) today announced a new senior executive team structure as part of its response to industry changes, economic uncertainties and the overall need to maintain a lean and efficient organization.


6/5/09:
Tampa Electric files request with the Florida Public Service Commission to increase its energy-efficiency efforts by 70 percent over the next 10 years
This week, Tampa Electric filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) the company’s proposed energy-efficiency goal of 200 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) for the next 10 years...


5/29/09:
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.


4/27/09:
Tampa Electric completes peaking power units
Tampa Electric today announced that construction is complete on Bayside Units 5 and 6, two new 60-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired peaking units at the existing H.L. Culbreath Bayside Power Station in Tampa.


4/20/09:
Tampa Electric, USF and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to kick off new renewable energy project
Tampa Electric today joined the University of South Florida’s Power Center for Utility Explorations and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to launch a new, two-part renewable energy project at the Zoo that will generate 15 kilowatts (kW) of electricity for the electric grid and serve as an educational tool for students and the community.


4/7/09:
Florida Public Service Commission votes on Tampa Electric base rates and fuel charges that result in lower bills
Today, the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) approved Tampa Electric’s new 2009 base rates and the company’s request to lower fuel charges to its customers.


3/31/09:
Tampa Electric, Southwest Florida Water Management District and the City of Lakeland join forces on innovative reclaimed water project
Tampa Electric today announced that the company has signed a Reclaimed Water Supply Agreement with the City of Lakeland to cost-effectively supplement future water needs at Tampa Electric’s Polk Power Station.


3/26/09:
Tampa Electric earns Tree Line USA® certification
The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has certified Tampa Electric a Tree Line USA® utility for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines.


3/17/09:
Florida Public Service Commission grants Tampa Electric first base rate increase in 16 years
Today Tampa Electric received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to increase base rates for the first time since 1993.


3/9/09:
Tampa Electric signs contract to purchase solar photovoltaic energy
Tampa Electric today announced that it has signed a contract to purchase solar power supplied by Energy 5.0’s Florida Solar I facility, a proposed 25-megawatt (MW) solar PV electric generating station, for a 25-year period beginning in 2011.


2/27/09:
Tampa Electric takes steps to pass lower fuel costs to customers
Tampa Electric announced today that it plans to take immediate action to reduce rates in response to declining natural gas prices.


2/4/09:
Tampa Electric helps customers stay warm and save energy during cold weather
With unusually low temperatures in the forecast, Tampa Electric is prepared for the projected increased demand and recommends customers follow its energy-saving guidance as a way to stay warm while using energy wisely.


1/16/09:
Tampa Electric urges customers to make their day Off a day On
Tampa Electric is pleased to join the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in supporting its Anybody Can Serve campaign.

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