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You depend on Tampa Electric to energize your life.

It’s a responsibility we’ll never take lightly.

We’ve been a part of the Tampa Bay community for more than 120 years. Much has changed in that time, but our commitment to value has not. Our innovations and sound business practices have kept our rates among the lowest in Florida and below the national average.

Here’s how we’re opening doors to create more value for you:

  • Offering more energy-saving programs than any other investor-owned utility in Florida
  • Modernizing and improving our electrical systems to increase reliability
  • Working to create a future that helps the community and creatures we all love
  • Researching solar technologies and investing in solar plants to create fuel savings and reduce carbon emissions
  • Enhancing our technology to make your life easier


If you want to save energy and money, we’re here for you (in more than 30 ways)!

Our team of energy experts are ready to help you identify ways to save energy and money. We’re proud to offer more than 30 energy-saving programs – more than any other utility in the state.

From rebates to smart thermostats to whole-home solutions, we encourage you to explore the many free ways we offer to help you save money.

You can also browse our blog posts for timely tips on energy savings in hot weather, cold weather and any weather.

Save energy so you can save your money for things that mean the most to you!

Read our energy savings blog stories.


We don’t want you to think about your electricity – that’s our job.

But we do want you to know that “behind the scenes” we’re busy modernizing our equipment and systems for better reliability - to keep your power flowing in blue skies and gray. That’s especially important in Florida, a hot spot for severe weather.

Our goal is to have fewer flickers, fewer outages and faster restoration when an outage does occur. Here's how we're reaching that goal:

We’re moving power lines underground where it makes sense to do so. And strengthening above-ground power lines by installing stronger, more storm-resistant poles and improved technology.

We’ve increased our inspections of overhead lines and trimming the trees that are near them, which decreases tree contact related outages. We’re also making our substations more resilient by raising some equipment and/or building floodwalls.

We recently modernized our Big Bend power plant, converting Unit 1 to state-of-the-art combined-cycle technology. The upgrade helps us generate affordable and reliable power with less water, less wastewater and fewer air emissions than ever. The project will save customers more than $700 million over the life of the unit. It also supports our efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and gets us closer to our Net Zero vision. Since 2000, we've already reduced emissions by 53 percent and we continue to make progress.

We think a lot about our 99.98% service reliability so you don’t have to!

Read our reliability blog stories.


We're proud to be an integral part of this community.

We know "power" isn't just about lights and air-conditioning - there's also the power to create change, the power to help and the power to do what's right.

Here's how we're using our energy for good:

  • We're passionate about supporting the next generation of leaders. That's why we invest in our youth by partnering with local schools to provide female engineering mentorships, clean energy education and paths from school to jobs.
  • We're proud to provide our Florida Conservation & Technology Center partners with an amenity-rich campus for research and education, which the public can visit. We also offer miles of nature trails around our Manatee Viewing Center and Tom Hernandez Clean Energy Center for the enjoyment of our customers and other visitors.
  • With the help of TECO employees, partners and customers like you - plus matching TECO donations - in 2023 our Share program donated more than $1.3 million to help more than 3,600 neighbors in need pay their utility bills.

Positive energy makes our communities vibrant and whole!

Read our community blog stories.


Like you, we love the Florida sun.

Our solar plants now produce 1,252 megawatts (MW) of solar energy, or enough to power more than 200,000 homes.

By the end of 2026, we’ll have more than 1,600 MW, or enough solar energy to power 260,000 homes. At that time about 17 percent of our energy will be generated from the sun. 

That translates to a 1.8 million ton reduction in carbon emissions – and lower bills than if all power generation came from power plants.

How does more solar equal lower bills? Visit our Solar Savings page to find out! We’re also experimenting with different forms of solar, from floating solar panels to combining solar power with farming, a practice known as agrivoltaics

That can give us all a warm, sunny feeling!

Read our solar blog stories.


We’re upgrading things you see and some you don’t.

We’re working to simplify your life by making it easier to do business with us.

We’ve updated our website and added an online virtual assistant, added a new phone system that lets you tell us what you want, made enhancements to our online outage map and added the ability to set up helpful alerts.

We've completed a multi-year project to install “smart meters,” which offer customers advanced communication and control capabilities. Features include improved outage detection and restoration, remote start, stop or transfer of electric service and increased privacy on your property, to name a few.

We're also upgrading all streetlights and area lights with smart light-emitting diode (LED) technology, which use less energy and are better for the environment. The lights notify us automatically when they are out, allowing for a much quicker repair.

Smart customers plus smart energy equals a powerful future!

Read our technology blog stories.

These are some of the ways we’re opening doors to more value for you. We’d love your feedback. If you have comments or suggestions please click on the Feedback button on the right-hand side of this page.

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