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New legislation aims to improve reliability and storm restoration

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Those of us who weathered Hurricane Irma as she made her presence known in the Tampa Bay area in 2017 – and who witnessed the devastating effects that Hurricane Michael, a Category 5, had on parts of the Florida panhandle in 2018 – know why we can never let down our guard.It’s the devastating effects of hurricanes like these that prompted the Florida State Legislature and the governor to pass…

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A little Flag Day trivia

Did you ever wonder about who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? Since it’s Flag Day, we thought we’d share a bit of local trivia with national impact. Francis Bellamy joined Tampa Electric late in life, hired in 1925 as the director of advertising. Born in 1855, he had been a Baptist minister, a writer and an advertising executive in New York City. Bellamy composed the pledge in 1892 in celebration…

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Hot weather tips can help you stay cool and save money too

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When summer temperatures soar, Tampa Electric urges you to take precautions when going out in the heat and to limit outdoor activities. If you must go outdoors, heed these hot weather tips and wear light-colored clothing and drink plenty of fluids. Summer temperatures can also make air conditioners work overtime. This results in increased energy use and higher electric bills. Here are some hot weather tips to help you keep…

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Florida’s energy future sprawls across Bartow’s gentle hills at Bonnie Mine

Deep in the heart of Florida, the Bonnie Mine Solar site produces nearly 40 megawatts of sun power from Tampa Electric. And that’s valuable for every customer we serve. The community got a close-up look at Bonnie Mine in Bartow on May 3 when Tampa Electric hosted an open house to showcase one of the many and growing large solar arrays we’re bringing online to serve people like you. The…

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Hot weather is here – be prepared

When temperatures soar, Tampa Electric urges you to take precautions when going out in the heat and to limit outdoor activities. If you must go outdoors, heed these hot weather tips and wear light-colored clothing and drink plenty of fluids. Higher temperatures can make air conditioners work overtime. This results in increased energy use and higher electric bills. Here are some hot weather tips to help you keep your energy…

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