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South Hillsborough

Tampa Electric is committed to providing reliable, cost-effective electricity to you and your neighbors.

Tampa Electric is significantly expanding our use of solar power. During the next three years, we plan to add 6 million solar panels in 10 new photovoltaic solar projects, for a total of 600 megawatts (MW), which is enough electricity to power more than 100,000 homes. When the projects are complete, nearly 7 percent of Tampa Electric's energy generation will come from the sun – a higher percentage of solar than any other Florida utility.

Several solar projects are planned for your community in south Hillsborough County (please see attached map):

  • Balm Solar – 74 MW on about 540 acres, expected to be complete in September.
  • Grange Hall Solar – 61 MW on about 450 acres, expected to be complete in December.
  • Lithia Solar – 74 MW on about 580 acres, expected to be complete in December.
  • Wimauma Solar – 74 MW on about 500 acres, expected to be complete in December 2019.

If you would like more information about these projects, please attend our open house 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Balm Baptist Church, 15021 Balm Wimauma Road in Wimauma. Tampa Electric experts will be available to answer questions.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like additional information about these projects, call 813-228-4116.

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