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TECO crews and contractors excel at safety and speed with Colin response

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When Tropical Storm Colin came calling, TECO crews and contractors were ready with a “fast and furious” response – not in muscle cars but in bucket trucks and other fleet vehicles as they fanned out across the community to restore … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Danny serves as a reminder about the importance of being ready for severe weather and getting Tampa Electric’s free Power Updates via text, mobile or phone

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Nobody can predict with complete certainty what path Tropical Storm Danny will take as it churns closer to North America. But it’s entirely possible to predict what you’ll need to do if severe weather strikes. At Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, we’re always ready … Continue reading

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Tampa Electric’s newest journeymen are ready to serve the community

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Tampa Electric’s more than 700,000 customers have a brand-new group of company team members on the front lines to help ensure power reliability. Called journeymen, the six linemen and five substation electricians graduated from Tampa Electric’s renowned training program on … 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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Power Updates: Gain the power of more information about your service

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Even with Tampa Electric’s 99.9 percent power reliability, unexpected factors occasionally make the lights go out for people the company serves. But Tampa Electric’s new Power Updates leave no customers in the dark about the status of their service as … Continue reading

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