At Tampa Electric, we're committed to providing you with safe, affordable and reliable electric service. Our Storm Protection Plan (SPP) is a $150 million a year investment toward increasing that reliability. The plan also provides for faster restoration after a storm. Work is beginning so you might see crews working to strengthen power lines, underground lines and trim trees.

  • We strengthen power lines by installing stronger, more storm-resistant poles and improved technology.
  • Once we identify overhead power lines that have the biggest opportunity for improvement after extreme weather, we will convert them to underground lines.
  • A leading cause of power outages are trees coming into contact with overhead lines, so we have increased our routine inspections of overhead lines and trimming the trees near them. Thanks to these efforts, we saw a 40 percent decline in tree contact related outages in 2021.
  • We are making our substations more resilient by raising some equipment and/or building floodwalls.

How this could impact your neighborhood

SPP Illustration