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 well below the national average.
Here’s how we’re lighting the way to more value for you:
- Modernizing and improving our electrical systems to increase reliability
- Researching solar technologies and investing in solar plants to create fuel savings and a cleaner earth
- Offering more energy-saving programs than any other utility in Florida
- Enhancing our technical offerings to make your life easier
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. That’s especially important in our storm-prone location.
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. Thanks to these efforts, we saw a 40 percent decline in tree contact related outages in 2021. We’re also making our substations more resilient by raising some equipment and/or building floodwalls.
We think a lot about our 99.98% service reliability so you don’t have to!
Like you, we love the Florida sun.
Our solar plants now produce 893 megawatts (MW) of solar power, or enough to power more than 140,000 homes.
By the end of 2023, we’ll have 1,255 MW, or enough solar energy to power 200,000 homes. At that time about 14 percent of our energy will be generated from the sun – the highest percentage of solar generation of any utility in the state.
For customers like you, that means cleaner air – with a 1.8 million ton reduction in carbon emissions – and lower bills. (link to solar savings page)
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!
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!
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're nearing the end of a multi-year project to install “smart meters” at most locations, for advanced communication and control capabilities. Smart meters offer 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!
These are some of the ways we’re lighting the way 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.