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Tampa Electric creates fund to benefit families affected by incident at Big Bend Power Station

Tampa Electric worked with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to establish a charitable fund to assist the families affected by the incident at Big Bend Power Station on June 29. “We have seen such an incredible outpouring of support … Continue reading

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Don’t get scammed!

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Scammers demanding prepaid debit cards continue to call Tampa Electric customers under the guise of avoiding disconnection. More than 2,000 Tampa Electric customers have reported being contacted by scammers over the last five  years. The scam, which first surfaced in … Continue reading

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Author of the Pledge of Allegiance former Tampa Electric team member

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Did you ever wonder about who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? This 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 … Continue reading

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Why does my power go out?

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Most power outages –more than half – are caused by natural occurrences such as tree limbs and animals coming in contact with electrical equipment or lighting and other bad weather. Problems with electrical equipment and human interference, like vehicle accidents … Continue reading

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Innovative reclaimed water project is now operational at Polk Power Station

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Tampa Electric and its partners, Southwest Florida Water Management District and the city of Lakeland, have begun full operation of an innovative reclaimed water system to cool the Polk Power Station – and to benefit the environment. After five years … Continue reading

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