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12/15/15:
Jewett School of the Arts receives free solar array from Tampa Electric
Jewett School of the Arts in Winter Haven is home to a new 10-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar array that was recently installed by Tampa Electric and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida.


12/2/15:
Tampa Electric offers tips for holiday lights
As folks deck the halls in coming weeks, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season.


11/30/15:
Low-flying helicopters to patrol Tampa Electric's transmission lines
Area residents need not be alarmed if they see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission lines this week. It’s part of the company’s ongoing inspection of transmission equipment.


11/3/15:
Regulators approve Tampa Electric bills dropping in January
Thanks to lower natural gas prices, Tampa Electric customers will pay $2.25 less a month for electricity in January than they have paid this year – even after an increase this month.


10/29/15:
Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center opens Sunday for the season
Tampa Electric’s award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Sunday for its 30th season.


9/1/15:
Tampa Electric customer bills to drop in January to reflect reduced fuel costs
Thanks to lower natural gas prices, Tampa Electric customers could pay $2.25 less a month for electricity in January than they do today – even after a slight increase later this year that's part of a phased in rate settlement.


8/4/15:
Tampa Electric announces plans to build the largest solar project in the Tampa Bay area at the utility’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach
25-megawatt system will benefit all Tampa Electric customers


7/1/15:
TECO companies among the most trusted utilities in the country
Peoples Gas, Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility with more than 350,000 customers, led the country’s utilities in brand trust according to ...


6/29/15:
Tampa Electric launches “More power to you, Tampa Bay” ad campaign
Tampa Electric has launched a new advertising campaign that highlights the utility’s ongoing commitment to providing Tampa Bay customers ...


6/8/15:
Tampa Electric named Edison winner, electric industry’s most coveted honor
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today named Tampa Electric Co. as the winner of the 2015 Edison Award, the electric industry’s most prestigious honor.


5/27/15:
Tampa Electric prepares year ‘round to handle hurricane season
Hurricane season starts June 1, and Tampa Electric is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.


5/1/15:
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. It’s part of the company’s ongoing inspection of transmission equipment to ensure the delivery of reliable power.


4/21/15:
Tampa Electric earns Tree Line USA® status for seventh consecutive year
The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has certified Tampa Electric a Tree Line USA® utility for a seventh consecutive year for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines.


4/14/15:
Ruskin high school receives solar array from utility pilot program
Earl J. Lennard High School in Ruskin, Fla., has received a 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system from Tampa Electric and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida.


4/10/15:
Low-flying helicopters to patrol Tampa Electric’s transmission lines
Area residents need not be alarmed if they see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission poles and towers in coming weeks; it’s part of the company’s ongoing inspection of transmission equipment.


4/9/15:
Innovative reclaimed water project is now operating at Polk Power Station
Tampa Electric and its partners have begun full operation of an innovative reclaimed-water system to cool the Polk Power Station – and to benefit the environment.


3/2/15:
Lake Alfred residents’ electric bills to rise due to city’s increased franchise fee
Beginning Wednesday, Tampa Electric bills for customers within the city of Lake Alfred will rise by about $2 a month due to an increase in the franchise fee by city government.


1/6/15:
Tampa Electric customers quickly snap up more than $1 million in solar rebates
Within seconds today, Tampa Electric customers claimed more than $1.1 million in rebates to help fund the installation of new solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at homes and businesses in 2015.

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TECO Energy, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas
TECO Energy, Inc.
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Tampa, Florida 33602
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