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Tampa Electric helps spawn amazing international environmental success story (Or: Love by the light of the pretend August moon)

When the future of Atlantic coral is written, it may well include a chapter set on Tampa Electric-owned land in Apollo Beach, Fl. That’s where Florida Aquarium researchers at the Center for Conservation have just scored a major victory for the world’s oceans. The problem was a disease that had decimated the pillar coral population in the Atlantic Ocean, in the world’s third-largest reef. Reefs are like rain forests underwater:…

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Aug. 26 is Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day – a reminder to thank the ones who keep power flowing to the community

Lineworkers – the people who work at all hours on the front lines of the electrical system to ensure that the community has safe, reliable electrical power – are the ones who, in many ways, keep the world running. Your lights on. Your stove hot and your home’s air cool. Your electronics operational. And unlike military personnel and emergency workers, the potential dangers they face are always there because electricity never stops…

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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

Hot-weather tips

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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