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Sheep Thrills for Ewe, Tampa Electric Brings Baaaaaack Popular “Lamb Cam”

The pastoral respite returns to Facebook today

TAMPA, January 11, 2021

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.

If ewe missed it in years past, now’s your chance for sheep thrills. Lamb Cam debuted in 2019, and it was so popular – among our most popular posts ever – that some customers count sheep until it returns. And now it’s baaaack. 

Tampa Electric’s environmentally friendly team of experts are outstanding in their field – and they’re pretty cute, too. These rented Katahdin sheep are flocking to TECO’s new solar fields to keep the grass short. Grazing sheep provide a significant cost savings over traditional mechanical lawn mowers, and they are better for the environment.

Starting today, Tampa Electric’s Lamb Cam will feature footage of newborn lambs on Facebook Live from our Big Bend Solar site in Apollo Beach. (Rest assured, we will give the mama sheep their privacy and ensure everyone’s safety.) Videos also will be archived at www.facebook.com/tampaelectric.

The sheep have adequate food, water, shade and shelter. A team of experts monitors their health several times a week. Tampa Electric has installed fencing to keep out most predators. This breed of sheep has hair, not wool, so they are better suited for Florida’s climate.

Our solar fields come in all sheeps and sizes – and all of them will benefit from our furry friends. As of this month, Tampa Electric has about 7 percent of its energy generated from the sun, which is the highest percentage of solar generation of any utility in the state.

In several weeks, we’ll bid “fare thee wool” to Lamb Cam, once lamb season is over. Time wool tell when it returns.

Tampa Electric, one of Florida’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, serves about 780,000 customers in West Central Florida. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

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