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12/30/13:
This New Year’s, make a resolution to save energy and money
As we ring in 2014, make a New Year’s resolution to save energy and money in the coming year. Tampa Electric can help.


12/11/13:
Don’t get scammed: Tampa Electric warns customers to be vigilant
A scammer demanding a prepaid debit card continues to call Tampa Electric customers under the guise of avoiding disconnection.


12/6/13:
Tampa Electric offers holiday lighting safety and savings tips
As folks deck the halls in coming days, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season.


12/5/13:
Tampa Electric sends crews to Little Rock, Ark., to restore power
Tampa Electric is sending 100 people to Little Rock, Ark., to help Entergy Arkansas to restore power after a severe winter storm that is expected to hit Thursday and Friday.


11/19/13:
Tampa Electric receives final state approval to expand Polk Power Station
Tampa Electric today received final state approval to expand the Polk Power Station, and the company expects to begin construction in January.


11/5/13:
New advertising promotes Tampa Electric’s money-saving programs and rebates
Tampa Electric has launched a new advertising campaign consisting of television and radio commercials, print advertising and Internet banners to promote the company’s many energy-saving programs and rebates.


11/4/13:
Tampa Electric bill adjustment approved for costs of fuel, other factors
As part of an annual adjustment to reflect the prices of fuel and other factors, Tampa Electric customers’ bills will rise slightly in January – and will remain 9 percent below the national average.


10/29/13:
Improved Manatee Viewing Center opens Friday for the season
Tampa Electric’s award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Friday for the 2013-2014 season. As always, admission and parking at the Apollo Beach facility are free.


10/28/13:
Beware of energy vampires this Halloween: Unplug unused appliances
As zombies and ghosts invade your neighborhood later this week, you may want to be extra careful to watch for goblins that may already be lurking inside your house – vampires.


10/17/13:
Specialized helicopter crews to perform work beginning this weekend
Starting this weekend, specialized helicopter crews will make reliability improvements and perform routine inspections on Tampa Electric’s power lines.


10/2/13:
Help TECO choose the voice of the new automated phone system
The companies of TECO Energy are offering customers a unique opportunity – to choose the voice persona of the new automated phone system scheduled to launch early next year.


10/1/13:
Tampa Electric customers claim more than $1 million in solar rebates in minutes
Within minutes today, Tampa Electric customers claimed the more than $1 million in rebates to help fund the installation of new solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at homes and businesses in 2014.


9/11/13:
Regulators approve Tampa Electric’s compromise on customer rates
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today unanimously approved Tampa Electric’s proposed base-rate settlement that takes effect in November.


9/6/13:
Tampa Electric, other parties compromise on customer rates
Tampa Electric customers would see their monthly bills rise by an average of $5.67 in November under a proposed base-rate settlement reached today by the utility, the Office of Public Counsel, and other parties.


8/30/13:
Tampa Electric files to adjust bills to reflect costs of fuel, other factors
Tampa Electric customers could see slightly higher bills beginning in January, primarily due to an annual adjustment to reflect the prices of fuel and other factors.


8/20/13:
Low-flying helicopters to patrol Tampa Electric’s transmission lines
Area residents need not be alarmed if they see low-flying helicopters flying near Tampa Electric equipment this week. It’s the final phase of the company’s aerial surveys of transmission equipment to meet new, stricter federal reliability standards.


8/12/13:
Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas take top safety honors
For the second quarter in a row, the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) recognized Tampa Electric as a leading electric utility in safety performance.


7/3/13:
Celebrate independence from the gas pump with alternative fuel vehicles
The latest Department of Energy statistics show that our country is consuming close to 20 million barrels of oil per day – about half of which is imported – and that nearly 70 percent of it is used for transportation.


6/18/13:
Tampa Electric trimming trees along power lines to meet national standards
As part of an effort to meet new, stricter federal reliability standards. Tampa Electric will soon begin trimming and clearing trees along some of the company’s high-voltage power lines.


5/31/13:
Tampa Electric has storm plan and is ready for 2013 hurricane season
Hurricane season starts June 1, and Tampa Electric is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.


4/19/13:
Tampa Electric celebrates Earth Day at local events
Tampa Electric celebrates Earth Day and Arbor Day 2013 at two Tampa-area events where customers can get free energy-saving kits and information about money-saving programs and services.


4/5/13:
Tampa Electric files for rate increase; bills to remain among state’s lowest
Tampa Electric Co. today filed its formal request with the Public Service Commission (PSC) to raise residential rates by about 10 percent in January 2014.


2/22/13:
Update on Tampa Power Outage


2/14/13:
In honor of Presidents’ day, save a few Benjamins – or a least a few Jacksons
As Americans celebrate Presidents’ Day on Monday, it’s the perfect time to let Tampa Electric help you save a few “Benjamins” on your power bill – or at least a few Jacksons (because – unlike Benjamin Franklin – Andrew Jackson actually served as president of the United States).


2/8/13:
Tampa Electric’s call center to help utility with calls from Winter Storm Nemo
In anticipation of significant power outages from Winter Storm Nemo, NSTAR Electric and Gas has asked Tampa Electric for help with customer phone calls.


2/7/13:
Tampa Bay electric utilities caution customers about telephone scam
Progress Energy Florida and Tampa Electric have joined together to warn customers of a recent telephone-based scam in the Tampa Bay area that targets Spanish-speaking residents.


2/6/13:
Tampa Electric granted national assistance award for Hurricane Sandy efforts
Tampa Electric has won the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Emergency Assistance Award for 2012, in recognition for the utility’s outstanding support to restore power and natural gas service after last year’s devastating Hurricane Sandy.


2/4/13:
Rising costs and sluggish growth cause Tampa Electric to seek rate increase for 2014
Due to increased costs and sluggish growth, Tampa Electric Co. today notified the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to file a request to raise residential rates by about 10 percent in January 2014.


1/24/13:
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.


1/23/13:
Lawton Chiles Elementary is second school to receive free solar panels
Continuing its effort to help customers install renewable technologies, Tampa Electric has helped to install free solar panels at a second local school.


1/10/13:
The Florida Aquarium, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Tampa Electric Hold a Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Florida Aquarium (FLAQ), The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Tampa Electric held a historic groundbreaking -- or, more accurately, ground planting – ceremony today to kick off the development of a Florida conservation and technology park.

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