Providing you with affordable and reliable electricity is one of our top priorities. You also get value in other ways.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Tampa Electric significantly decreased bills with residential customers seeing a 20 percent reduction throughout the summer months, along with a reduced fuel rate through December 2020 – an estimated savings of $90 on residential bills. Commercial and industrial customers can expect a total bill reduction of up to 14 to 20 percent through December, depending on usage and rate class.
As your trusted energy partner, we strive to be transparent on any anticipated changes in pricing. As we approach the winter months and anticipate economic recovery into 2021, fuel rates are expected to rise with the increase in demand. Fuel costs are passed through from fuel suppliers to customers, and can lead to increases or decreases in your bill. It's important to note that there is no markup or profit to Tampa Electric if there is an increase, which could be the case in 2021.
On Sept. 3, we filed projected costs for fuel and other clauses with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), to take effect in January. The PSC is expected to vote on the adjustment after a hearing scheduled to begin Nov. 3. Click here to learn more about the proposed changes for 2021 . Even with those changes, Tampa Electric's bills continue to be among the lowest in Florida and are 20 percent below the national average.
We understand this is a difficult time for many of our customers. If you need help paying your utility bill, we may be able to help. TECO has donated $500,000 to our Share program, administered by the Salvation Army, that helps residential customers who may be experiencing hardships. Learn more and see if you qualify.
We offer more than 35 energy-saving programs like the free Energy Audit and Energy Planner. Some even pay money-back rebates. Ask our energy experts how they can help you start saving today.
Shared solar is here! Sun Select is for EVERY homeowner, renter & business owner – no equipment, no installation, no maintenance, no contract!
Turn your event green by purchasing blocks of solar-generated electricity – and announce that your function is powered by 100% renewable energy. Learn more about Sun to Go.
To help budget monthly energy costs, consider signing up for our free Budget Billing program that eases the highs and lows of your monthly bills, coupled with Paperless Billing which eliminates any issues with mail delivery and is good for the environment.
When a power surge affects your home, it can mean sudden damage to the appliances and equipment you rely on every day. To help keep your life on course, we offer Zap Cap Systems® – advanced surge protection and premium power service for all your needs.
Our Bright Choices outdoor lighting program offers high-quality, energy-efficient, light-emitting diode (LED) technology that provides you the opportunity to lease fixtures and poles for a monthly fee.
We support various not-for-profit organizations, from youth programs and the arts to crisis support and the environment. Through our Share programs in Florida, co-sponsored by the Salvation Army, we help customers who need it most. Our team members and other customers also help with tax-deductible contributions. And, Peoples Gas and Tampa Electric match the Share contributions up to a combined $500,000 each year.
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