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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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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. In the past six months, about 500 customers have heard from this type of scammer. The scam, which first surfaced in 2011, follows … Continue reading

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I see Tampa Electric workers standing around and even some trucks leaving, but my power is still out. What is going on?

When you report an outage, a first responder – called a troubleman – is dispatched to assess the situation. Troublemen work alone and they can only safely perform one-person work and repairs, such as opening/closing switches, refusing transformers and tightening … Continue reading

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