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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My power is out. Is there anything I should do to get my home ready for service restoration?

You should make sure your home is ready to safely receive electricity once power has been restored. Make sure there are no flammable items on the stove, no irons left on or other potentially dangerous situations. Turn off as many … Continue reading

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My home was damaged in a storm and power can’t be restored. What can I do?

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If equipment was damaged at your home, you may need to call an electrician to obtain an electrical permit, make repairs and have the work inspected by local officials. Tampa Electric is responsible for the equipment running to and including … Continue reading

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