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Tampa Electric makes it easy to “Go Green” on Earth Day, April 22

When customers participate in Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program, they’re supporting the use of cleaner renewable sources like the sun and biomass (plant materials) to produce electricity.

TAMPA, April 6, 2011

Tampa Electric today announced that the company is encouraging its customers to “Go Green” on Earth Day, April 22 by signing up to power their businesses and homes using renewable energy. The company’s renewable energy program allows customers to purchase renewable energy in 200 kilowatt-hours blocks for $5.00 each per month.

Customers can also power an Earth Day event at their businesses and/or homes with a one-time purchase of renewable energy by using Tampa Electric’s one-time renewable energy purchase option.

Tampa Electric began its Renewable Energy program in late 2000. Since 2000, participants have used more than 41 million kilowatt-hours of electricity generated from renewable sources. This is equivalent to:

  • · Producing enough electricity to power almost 3,000 homes for one year
  • · Offsetting more than 35,000 tons of carbon dioxide
  • · Removing over 4,400 cars from the road for one year

Tampa Electric customers can call 813-228-4848 for information about the company’s renewable energy programs . Additional information can also be found online at

Tampa Electric Company is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE), an energy-related holding company with regulated utility operations in Florida, including both Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System . Tampa Electric serves more than 672,000 customers in West Central Florida. Other subsidiaries include TECO Coal, which owns and operates coal production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia, and TECO Guatemala, which is engaged in electric power generation and energy-related businesses in Guatemala.

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