Reduce electric bills – unplug unused appliances

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Exorcise your energy vampires. Most of us are always looking for easy ways to reduce electric bills. Here’s a simple idea that could save you nearly $100 a year. Eliminate energy vampires in your home. Energy vampires are electronics and … Continue reading

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Tampa Electric’s Transmission Operations team marks safety milestone

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Over three years’ time, think of all the injuries that could’ve happened and didn’t – all the team members who are healthy, ready to achieve for their company with urgency, and, best of all, all those able to return home … Continue reading

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Tampa Electric wins Sustainable Florida award for LEGOLAND partnership

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The awards for Tampa Electric’s solar array at LEGOLAND are really stacking up. The latest comes from Sustainable Florida, an organization that “promotes sustainable best management practices through collaborative educational efforts throughout Florida,” according to its website. Topping 21 other … Continue reading

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Helping you understand power outages

Providing reliable power is a priority for Tampa Electric. In fact, we generally maintain 99.9% reliability. Sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control when you will lose power. Natural occurrences, like trees and animals coming into contact with electrical equipment … Continue reading

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Why do I keep having those short power outages that make my clocks blink? Are they surges?

Momentary interruptions of your power can last up to a few seconds and are usually caused by a temporary short circuit. Short circuits occur when something comes in contact with power lines, such as an animal or a tree limb. … Continue reading

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