News Release Archives — 2016
The Florida Aquarium and Tampa Electric Open New Stingray Touch Experience at Manatee Viewing Center
The Florida Aquarium has collaborated with Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) to open a new stingray touch experience at the Manatee Viewing Center (MVC) in Apollo Beach.
Tampa Electric completes large-scale solar array at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Tampa Electric today unveiled a 1.8-megawatt solar canopy at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort that is producing electricity – and shade – for visitors at the popular Winter Haven vacation destination.
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.
Tampa Electric to demolish original striped chimney at Big Bend power plant
The skyline of Apollo Beach will change in coming weeks, as Tampa Electric will demolish the original red-and-white-striped chimney at its Big Bend Power Station.
Tampa Electric installing solar panels on Bay area’s largest solar project
Tampa Electric is making steady progress on constructing the Tampa Bay area’s largest solar energy array, as it has begun installing the project’s first solar panels.
Regulators approve reduction of Tampa Electric bills in January
Tampa Electric customers will pay $1.54 less a month for electricity in January – even as a new, efficient power plant begins serving customers.
Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center opens Tuesday for 30th anniversary season
Tampa Electric’s award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Tuesday for its 30th anniversary season.
Tampa Electric sending crews to Grand Bahama Island to help restore power
Tampa Electric is sending about 20 people to Grand Bahama Island today, joining forces with crews from other Emera companies, to help a sister utility, Grand Bahama Power Co. ...
Tampa Electric sending crews to help Florida utilities restore power
With all Tampa Electric outages restored after Hurricane Matthew, the utility is sending nearly 300 people to help other Florida utilities restore electric service after the powerful storm.
Tampa Electric is prepared to handle severe weather from Hurricane Matthew
Tampa Electric is closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew and is prepared to respond to severe weather that could affect Florida in coming days.
Tampa Electric provides electrical education and safety kits to school teachers
Tampa Electric has worked with local science teachers to develop and fund electrical safety education kits for all elementary schools across Hillsborough County.
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.
Tampa Electric customer bills to drop in January to reflect reduced fuel costs
Thanks to lower natural gas prices, Tampa Electric customers could pay $1.54 less a month for electricity in January – even as a new, efficient power plant begins serving customers.
Tampa Electric is prepared to handle severe weather
Tampa Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine and is prepared to respond to severe weather that could affect Florida in coming days.
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 in coming weeks.
Tampa Electric restoring final outages from Tropical Storm Colin – Alert #2
Tampa Electric has restored power to nearly all the customers affected by the torrential rain and high winds of Tropical Storm Colin.
Tampa Electric seeing impact of Tropical Storm Colin – Alert #1
Tampa Electric has begun to see the effects of Tropical Storm Colin in West Central Florida.
Tampa Electric stands ready for severe weather from Tropical Storm Colin
Tampa Electric is ready to respond as Tropical Storm Colin affects its territory. Company officials are keeping a keen eye on the weather, and out-of-state utility workers are traveling to Tampa to supplement Tampa Electric's crews.
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.
Low-flying helicopters to work along Tampa Electric's power lines
Customers in northern Hillsborough County, Apollo Beach and Riverview may see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission equipment in coming weeks.
Tampa Electric to build its third large-scale solar array
This year, Tampa Electric will build a 1.8-megawatt solar project at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort that will produce electricity – and shade – for visitors at the popular vacation destination.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, TECO and The Florida Aquarium Open the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proudly opened the first official building at the Florida Conservation and Technology Center (FCTC) with their partners; Tampa Electric (TECO) and The Florida Aquarium.
Tampa Electric opens its largest solar project at Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport and Tampa Electric today unveiled the canopy of solar panels on the top floor of the airport's south Economy Parking Garage – which provides solar energy to Tampa Electric's customers and shade for parking patrons.
Tampa Electric sending crews to North Carolina to help restore power
Tampa Electric is sending about 250 people to North Carolina to help Duke Energy Carolinas restore power after a winter storm that is expected to bring freezing rain, ice and significant snow when it hits on Thursday night.