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Newsroom Archives — 2011

12/27/11:
This New Year’s, make a resolution to save energy and money


12/21/11:
Tampa Electric donates solar array to Pasco County school
Tampa Electric and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, recently completed the installation of a 10-kilowatt solar array at Centennial Middle School in Pasco County.


12/5/11:
Tampa Electric offers tips for holiday lights
As folks are decking the halls this month, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few common-sense tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season.


11/1/11:
Public Service Commission approves Tampa Electric’s lower rates for 2012
Tampa Electric customers will see slightly lower bills beginning in January 2012 due to lower costs for fuel and purchased power.


10/31/11:
Improved, award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Tuesday for the season
Tampa Electric’s improved, award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Tuesday for the 2011-2012 season. Admission and parking at the Apollo Beach facility are free.


10/27/11:
Tampa residents’ electric bills to rise slightly due to city’s new franchise fee
Beginning Tuesday, Tampa Electric bills for customers within the city of Tampa will rise by about $2 a month due to an increase in the franchise fee by city government.


10/6/11:
Tampa Electric and Florida solar energy center to install solar system at Centennial Middle School in Pasco County
Tampa Electric announced today it has joined with the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, to install a 10-kilowatt solar array at Centennial Middle School in Pasco County.


10/3/11:
Customers claim $1 million in Tampa Electric rebates to install photovoltaic systems
Tampa Electric today announced that within minutes, customers claimed the maximum $1 million in rebates the company made available to help fund the installation of new photovoltaic (PV) systems at homes and businesses in 2012.


9/9/11:
Customers can register for Tampa Electric’s rebates for solar arrays
During the next three weeks, Tampa Electric customers may register for $1.5 million in solar rebates for installing new photovoltaic (PV) systems at their homes or businesses.


9/7/11:
Tampa Electric sends crews to Alabama to help utility with storm restoration
After completing Hurricane Irene restoration work in New Jersey, about 70 Tampa Electric crew members are traveling to Birmingham, Ala., to help Alabama Power restore power after tornadoes spawned by Tropical Storm Lee.


9/2/11:
Warning: Tampa Electric cautions customers about credit card scam
Tampa Electric is warning customers to beware of a recent telephone scam where a caller seeks credit card information.


9/1/11:
Tampa Electric files to lower rates for 2012
Tampa Electric customers could see slightly lower bills beginning in January 2012 d ue to lower costs for fuel and purchased power, which are the result of excellent power-plant performance and well-managed fuel purchasing.


8/26/11:
Tampa Electric sends crews to help utility with Hurricane Irene
Tampa Electric is sending about 70 people to the Washington, D.C., area to help Pepco restore power after Hurricane Irene.


7/20/11:
Low-flying helicopters to patrol Tampa Electric’s power lines
Beginning Monday, a low-flying helicopter will conduct Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) aerial surveys of some of Tampa Electric’s high-voltage power lines.


6/27/11:
Charles O. Hinson named vice president of State and Community Relations
Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, announced today that Charles “Chuck” O. Hinson, TECO Energy’s vice president of Federal & State Governmental Affairs, has become the vice president of State and Community Relations for Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas.


5/26/11:
Cherie Jacobs joins TECO Energy as corporate spokeswoman
TECO Energy today announced that Cherie Jacobs will become the new manager of media and public relations in Corporate Communications effective June 1, 2011.


5/26/11:
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.


5/2/11:
Tampa Electric offers new energy-efficiency programs and increased rebates on existing programs to help customers save money on energy costs
Tampa Electric announced today that it will launch enhancements to its existing residential energy-efficiency programs.


4/21/11:
Customers claim $1 million in Tampa Electric rebates to install photovoltaic systems
Tampa Electric today announced that within 72 hours, customers claimed the maximum $1 million in rebates the company made available to help fund the installation of new photovoltaic systems at their home or business.


4/20/11:
Tampa Electric celebrates Earth Day at local events and through ongoing renewable energy efforts
Tampa Electric will celebrate Earth Day 2010 at two local Earth Day events as it continues to offer its customers new renewable energy options.


4/12/11:
Tampa Electric will pay rebates for new solar installations starting April 18
Tampa Electric today announced that the company will pay rebates to customers who install new solar water heating systems and/or new PV systems at their homes or businesses.


4/6/11:
Tampa Electric makes it easy to “Go Green” on Earth Day, April 22
Tampa Electric today announced that the company is encouraging its customers to “Go Green” on Earth Day, April 22 by signing up to power their businesses and homes using renewable energy.


4/5/11:
Peoples Gas and Tampa Electric remind to Call 811 Before You Dig
Florida’s winter is behind us and many homeowners are anxious to replace frost-damaged plants and take on other outdoor digging projects – a perfect time to be reminded to “always call 811 before digging.”


4/4/11:
Severe weather update 7
As of Monday morning, April 4 Tampa Electric is reporting a very small number of customers without electric service from last week's storms.


4/2/11:
Severe weather update 6
Tampa Electric is reporting as of 3:30 p.m. approximately 4,000 customers without electric service from a peak of 87,000 on Thursday.


4/2/11:
Severe weather update 5
Tampa Electric is reporting as of 6:30 a.m. approximately 6,000 customers without electric service from a peak of 87,000 on Thursday.


4/1/11:
Severe weather update 4
Tampa Electric is reporting as of 3:30 p.m. approximately 18,000 customers without electric service. The majority of the outages are in parts of Hillsborough and Polk counties.


4/1/11:
Severe weather update 3
Tampa Electric is reporting as of 11:30 a.m. approximately 20,000 customers without electric service.


3/31/11:
Severe weather update 2
Tampa Electric is reporting as of 6:00 p.m. approximately 64,000 customers without electric service.


3/31/11:
Severe weather update 1
Tampa Electric is currently reporting that approximately 88,000 customers without electric service.


3/29/11:
Tampa Electric launches a new electric vehicle website
Tampa Electric debuted today a new section on its website devoted to electric vehicles.


3/10/11:
Tampa Electric earns Tree Line USA® status for third consecutive year
The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has certified Tampa Electric a Tree Line USA ® utility for a third consecutive year for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines.


3/3/11:
Tampa Electric to begin annual aerial inspection of transmission system
Area residents need not be alarmed if they soon see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission lines, poles and towers.


1/27/11:
Tampa Electric to help utility impacted by recent snow storm
As a result of significant power outages caused by a recent snow storm in the Washington, DC and Maryland areas, Pepco has asked Tampa Electric for help.


1/10/11:
Manatee Viewing Center celebrates 25 years as a free and unique environmental treasure in Apollo Beach
Marking 25 years as a refuge for the endangered manatee, a unique nature-watching destination and an environmental education facility visited by more than three million people, Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center invites the public to join the celebration 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 15 and 16.

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