News Release Archives — 2018
Tampa Electric offers holiday lighting safety and savings tips
As folks deck the halls in coming days, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season.
Laura Crouch named vice president of State and Community Relations
Nancy Tower, president and chief executive officer of Tampa Electric, and T.J. Szelistowski, president of TECO Peoples Gas, are pleased to announce that Laura Crouch will become the vice president of State and Community Relations and Economic Development for Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas on Monday.
Better Business Bureau, Duke Energy, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas join forces to shut down scammers and protect customers on Utility Scam Awareness Day
The Better Business Bureau serving West Florida, Duke Energy, Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas are joining forces to help shut down utility scammers and protect consumers and businesses.
Tampa Electric residential bills to drop to 2005 levels in January
Beginning in January, Tampa Electric residential customers will see the lowest monthly bills in 13 years – below $100 for the average household. The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Tampa Electric's projected costs for fuel and other clauses.
Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center opens Thursday, Nov. 1
Tampa Electric’s award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Thursday for its 33rd season.
Regulators approve Tampa Electric's second phase of solar projects
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved the cost-effectiveness of Tampa Electric's latest phase of solar development, for five projects coming online in January.
Tampa Electric sending crews to the Panhandle to help restore power
Tampa Electric is sending about 285 people to the Panhandle on Thursday to help Gulf Power and the city of Tallahassee restore power after Hurricane Michael battered the region.
Redesigned Tampa Electric website has new look and improved customer service
Customers may notice something new the next time they visit www.tampaelectric.com. They will now find information faster and easier – thanks to a cleaner, modern look with a stronger focus on customers.
Tampa Electric sending crews to the Carolinas to help restore power
Tampa Electric is sending about 250 people to the Carolinas today to help Duke Energy restore power after Hurricane Florence batters the East Coast later this week.
Tampa Electric's new meters will deliver benefits to all customers
Tampa Electric has begun installing state-of-the-art, smart electric meters for every customer – part of a multi-year project to build a smarter energy grid that will deliver safe, more reliable and affordable energy to more than 750,000 customers.
Tampa Electric proposes additional reduction to energy bills for 2019
Beginning in January, Tampa Electric residential customers could see monthly bills below $100 – the lowest in 13 years.
Tampa Electric customers will benefit from tax reform
Tampa Electric will reduce customer bills and collect $100 million less annually, thanks to changes in federal tax law.
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.
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.
Tampa Electric to modernize one Big Bend unit to operate on natural gas, retire one unit
As part of Tampa Electric's commitment to clean energy, the utility is making significant changes to our Big Bend Power Station.
Regulators support Tampa Electric's new solar projects
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today reviewed Tampa Electric's first phase of solar projects and unanimously agreed that the projects are cost-effective and meet the cost-cap requirements stipulated in the November 2017 agreement.
Tampa Electric earns Tree Line USA® status for tenth consecutive year
The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has recognized Tampa Electric as a Tree Line USA® utility for the tenth consecutive year for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines.
Peoples Gas and Tampa Electric remind homeowners to call 811 before digging
With warmer days and longer evenings, it's prime time for planting and other outdoor projects – and it's a perfect time to remind homeowners to always call 811 before digging.
Tampa Electric crews return from Puerto Rico after two months
Tampa Electric linemen are returning home from Puerto Rico today, after spending more than two months helping power restoration efforts on the island.
Tampa Electric sending crews to Canada to help restore power
Tampa Electric sent about 20 people to Canada today to help a sister utility restore power from a significant winter storm expected to hit tonight.
Tampa Electric customers won’t see bills rise to cover storm costs
It's official: Tampa Electric bills won’t rise to pay for Hurricane Irma restoration costs, thanks to new tax savings.
Tampa Electric to upgrade all street lights with energy-efficient LEDs
As part of its ongoing efforts to offer more value to its customers, Tampa Electric will upgrade approximately 210,000 street lights and area lights across West Central Florida with energy-efficient, Light-Emitting Diode (LED) technology that uses less energy, produces less carbon emissions and is better for the environment.
Tampa Electric bills won't rise to cover hurricane restoration costs
Tampa Electric bills won't be rising to pay for Hurricane Irma restoration costs, thanks to new tax savings.
Tampa Electric’s solar projects will be unaffected by import tax
Tampa Electric announced today that its solar projects will be unaffected by the recent executive order affecting some solar modules.
Two Florida business leaders appointed to Tampa Electric Co. board
Two Florida business and community leaders have been appointed to join the Tampa Electric Co. board of directors.