About Your Rates
Vintage rates continue in 2019
Can you think of anything you purchase today that's the same price as six years ago? Starting in January 2019, your residential energy costs dropped by nearly 8 percent compared to your 2018 bill. Starting in April, those costs will continue to be lower than 2018 even when fuel costs are adjusted upward due to an increase in natural gas prices. Fuel costs are passed through from fuel suppliers to our customers with no markup or profit to Tampa Electric.
Starting in April 2019 and continuing throughout the end of this year, average residential bills and small business bills will be approximately 4 percent lower than last year. The average residential bill will be $103.58, that's a decrease of $4.28 from 2018. Large commercial and industrial customers can expect an increase of 4 percent or greater, depending on usage. But even with this increase in fuel costs, bills will be lower than last year and remain among the lowest in the state. In fact, you'll be paying about the same for electricity as you did in 2013. This is all part of our commitment to safely provide reliable, affordable power to you.
We can help you manage your energy usage and save money. Did you know Tampa Electric offers more energy-efficiency programs than any other electric company in the state? Check them out and get started saving energy at your home or business.