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Beware of Energy Vampires this Halloween: Unplug Unused Appliances
As zombies and ghosts prepare to invade your neighborhood later this month, it’s a great time to watch for goblins that may already be lurking inside your house – vampires.

Tampa Electric files annual Fuel Adjustment; Bills would Remain Well Below National Average
Tampa Electric customers could see slightly higher bills beginning in January, according to an annual adjustment to reflect the prices of fuel and other factors. Bills would continue to remain significantly below the national average and among the lowest in Florida.

Tampa Electric Sending Crews to Louisiana to Help Restore Electricity
Tampa Electric has sent about 150 people to Louisiana to restore power after Hurricane Ida.

Hot Enough For Ya? Tampa Electric Customers Break Energy-Use Record Wednesday
Extreme heat pushed Tampa Electric customers to use record amounts of energy Wednesday.

On 8/11, Tampa Electric Reminds Customers to Call 811 Before Digging
Today, Aug. 11, is also known as 811 Day and serves as an important reminder for Florida residents and excavators to call 811 two business days before they start digging. Tampa Electric reminds Floridians that the underground network of utility wires, cables and pipelines is often closer to the surface than one might think. Striking one of these underground utility lines could cause the loss of electric, natural gas, water or communications and cable services, injury or death, and could potentially result in fines and repair costs.

Tampa Electric and Consumer Representatives Reach Unanimously Supported Rate Agreement
Utility is positioned to deliver smarter, cleaner energy solutions to 800,000 customers in West Central Florida

Regulators Approve Adjustment to Tampa Electric Bills due to Natural Gas Prices
The Florida Public Service Commission today unanimously approved Tampa Electric to temporarily raise customer bills for four months – from September through the end of the year – to cover unexpected cost increases for natural gas and purchased power.

Natural Gas Prices Push Tampa Electric to Adjust Electric Bills
Due to changes in the prices of natural gas and expected power purchases, Tampa Electric has requested an increase to customer bills from September through the end of the year. Even with this increase, the typical residential bill would remain among the lowest in Florida and significantly below the national average.

Tampa Electric Named a Trusted Business Partner in National Study
Tampa Electric was recently recognized as a Trusted Business Partner by commercial customers in a national study. It was among 24 utilities honored for developing trust from business customers.

Tampa Electric Appoints New Vice President of Safety
After an extensive search, Tampa Electric has promoted Chip Whitworth to serve as Tampa Electric’s vice president of Safety and Security.

Tampa Electric is Prepared to Handle Severe Weather, Encourages Customers to Plan Ahead
Tampa Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and is prepared to respond to severe weather that may affect Florida. The company also encourages customers to plan ahead.

Tampa Electric Warns Customers: Scammers May Show Up at Your Front Door
Tampa Electric is cautioning customers that scammers have adapted their techniques for the coronavirus pandemic: As many people are working from home, aggressive scammers are showing up in person and demanding immediate payment under the guise of replacing equipment.

Low-Flying Helicopters to Patrol Tampa Electric’s Power Lines
Area residents need not be alarmed if they see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission lines next week. It’s part of the company’s ongoing inspection of transmission equipment.

Tampa Electric Prepares Year 'Round to Handle Hurricane Season
Hurricane season starts June 1, and Tampa Electric is preparing for whatever Mother Nature has in store. The company’s year-round preparations enable Tampa Electric to handle the potential impacts of hurricanes and widespread power outages.

Tampa Electric Earns Tree Line USA® Status for Thirteenth Consecutive Year
The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has recognized Tampa Electric as a Tree Line USA® utility for the thirteenth consecutive year for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines. Tampa Electric reminds customers that a tree that contacts a power line can create a safety hazard and can also lead to power outages.

Tampa Electric Reminds Homeowners to Call 811 Before Planting Trees this Earth Day and Arbor Day
Tampa Electric recognizes that many people will plant trees for Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 30) projects, and just like any other planting or outdoor improvement projects, it is important for Floridians to call 811 at least two business days before they start digging.

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Contribute to Tampa Bay History Center’s Expansion
As part of a broader commitment to inclusion and diversity, Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas have awarded the Tampa Bay History Center a grant to expand its gallery space to more fully reflect the Black experience in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Electric Files Rate Adjustment to Build a Cleaner, Greener and Smarter Energy Future
In February, Tampa Electric announced its intention to file a rate case request with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC); today it was filed. If approved, the new rates would take effect in January 2022 and would remain among the lowest in Florida.

Tampa Electric to Install More than 200 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Tampa Electric business customers will soon be able to apply for participation in Tampa Electric’s new Drive Smart EV charging pilot program, approved today by the Florida Public Service Commission. The approval paves the way for the company to install more than 200 public charging stations. Customers selected to participate will receive an electric vehicle charger installed by the utility.

Tampa Electric Sending Crews to Louisiana to Help Restore Electricity
Tampa Electric has sent nearly 200 people to Louisiana to restore power after severe winter weather.

Tampa Electric Welcomes Archie Collins as Next President and CEO
Tampa Electric’s parent company, Emera Inc., announced today the appointment of Archie Collins as president and chief executive officer of Tampa Electric. Collins, who currently serves as the company’s chief operating officer, will take on the role of president and COO immediately and will transition to president and CEO in May.

Tampa Electric Requests Rate Adjustment to Build a Cleaner, Greener and Smarter Energy Future
Tampa Electric today notified the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) that it expects to file a formal rate case application this spring. The company has operated under rate agreements since 2013, and the current agreement expires at the end of 2021. The new rates would take effect in January 2022.

Tampa Electric Installs Enough Solar Energy for 100,000 Homes; Plans to Retire Another Coal Unit Nearly Two Decades Early
As part of the utility’s strategy to become cleaner and greener, Tampa Electric has achieved new sustainability milestones, including: • It has completed enough solar energy to power 100,000 homes, with plans to power another 100,000 by 2023. • It plans to retire Big Bend Unit 3 in 2023, which is nearly two decades early.

Sheep Thrills for Ewe, Tampa Electric Brings Baaaaaack Popular “Lamb Cam”
We’ve made it past 2020, and it’s time to sheep up and sheep out. In two shakes of a lamb’s tail, Tampa Electric Facebook viewers will get some happy tails: “Lamb Cam” returns today.

Tampa Electric Named Business Customer Champion in National Study
Tampa Electric was recently recognized as a Business Customer Champion for commercial customer engagement in a national study. It was among 23 utilities honored for providing world-class customer experience during a time of great customer need.

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