Big Bend

The Big Bend Modernization project will install state-of-the-art combined-cycle technology and will eliminate coal as the fuel for Unit 1. We will retire Unit 2. When complete in 2023, the project will be capable of producing 1,090 MW.

This project will improve the land, water and air emissions at Big Bend. When this project is complete, Tampa Electric will use less coal to generate electricity, use less water, produce less wastewater and reduce air emissions. The project will save our customers money, and, coupled with our significant increase in solar power, will make Tampa Electric substantially cleaner and greener than it is today.

Construction has begun, and all vendors have been selected. If your business would like to be considered for future projects, please visit our suppliers page.

Please contact Tampa Electric at 813-228-4619 with any questions about the Big Bend Modernization project.

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