Since March 2020, Tampa Electric has taken many steps to help customers facing hardship, including donating millions of dollars to help those in need. We continue to update this page with local and federal assistance still available to both residential and business customers still struggling. We encourage you to share this page with friends and family who may be seeking help.
If you're not able to pay your full amount due and require a payment extension for your home or business, call our representatives at 888-223-0800 (residential) or 866-832-6249 (business) from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to discuss the options available.
Our free online audit is available 24 hours a day to help you save on energy costs. You may also call 813-275-3909 to complete a phone-assisted energy audit.
If you've experienced financial hardship, you may qualify for assistance with your energy bill and rent. See the local organizations and new resources that are available.
Business customers impacted by COVID-19 can get help from a list of federal and local resources that are available now.
From food banks to crisis support, we're proud to partner with these non-profit organizations lending a helping hand during the pandemic.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Emergency Management
Florida Health Department
World Health Organization
Florida Department of Health Toolkit
For your convenience, we offer several ways to make payment, including Credit or Debit Card and Pay in Person at an authorized payment location. Learn more about all our payment options you can do from your home or business.
Note: If you Pay in Person after a disconnection for non-payment, please know that some payments may not be processed on the same day. Your electric service cannot be restored until payment is received. You may call us with a payment receipt number to help expedite this process.
If you encounter a problem that requires help, report a concern. Remember, to report any life-threatening conditions, please call 911.
Scammers are at work even during pandemics like COVID-19. It concerns us when we hear someone is scamming our customers. Here is some information that will help protect you from scammers.
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