Tampa Electric has supplied the Tampa Bay area with electricity since 1899.
Tampa Electric serves about 2,000 square miles in West Central Florida, including Hillsborough County and part of Polk, Pasco and Pinellas Counties, which includes more than 800,000 customers.
We are Florida's top producer of solar energy per customer. By 2023, Tampa Electric will have 1,200 MW of photovoltaic solar energy to its fleet, which is enough electricity to power more than 200,000 homes. When complete, about 14 percent of Tampa Electric's energy generation will come from the sun – a higher percentage of solar than any other Florida utility.
View our growing list of large-scale solar projects and increasing solar generation.
Tampa Electric has three electric generating plants in service, with generating capability of more than 5,000 MW. These plants and their generating capabilities are listed below:
Tampa Electric's Peak demands occur in the winter because of electric heating. An all-time winter instantaneous peak load record of 4,760 MW was set on January 11, 2010. Summer peaks are brought on by air conditioning. An all-time summer instantaneous peak load record of 4,514 megawatts was set on August 18, 2021.
Tampa Electric's retail and wholesale operations are regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, respectively. Prices allowed by both agencies are generally based on recovery of prudent costs incurred plus a reasonable return on invested capital.