The change would occur in 2014, officials say.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The increase could begin in 2014, officials say.
Citing "increased costs" and "sluggish growth," officials at Tampa Electric Co. informed the Florida Public Service commission their plans to file a request to raise residential rates by about 10 percent. Seminole Heights residents would see an average monthly increase of about $11 on their bills. The rate increase will be filed by Tampa Electric in April, and the PSC will hold hearings and vote by year's end. If approved, the increase would occur in January 2014, according to a TECO release. TECO is seeking about $135 million - about $11 per month or .35 cents per day - for the average residential customer, the release said. Even with the increase, officials said in the release, customers would be paying less than they were six years ago…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Find out how to be more energy efficient at home.
This just in from Tampa Electric officials: With 2012 over, make a New Year’s resolution to save energy and money in 2013. Tampa Electric can help. To get 2013 off to a good, energy-efficient start, resolve to: Tampa Electric offers about 40 energy-saving programs to residential and commercial customers – more programs than any other investor-owned utility in Florida. Learn more about Tampa Electric’s energy-saving programs online at tampaelectric.com/save. Let the energy experts at Tampa Electric show you how to save energy and money with a free Home Energy Audit. Contact the company to schedule one of its trained energy analysts to inspect your home and identify areas where you can save valuable energy. Customers who are willing to make …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thousands of customers were without power.
Power was restored on Tuesday night to all Tampa Electric customers who were affected by Tropical Storm Debby, officials said today. About 20,000 customers had lost power since Debby hit Tampa Bay on Sunday, said Cherie Jacobs, a spokeswoman for Tampa Electric. Jacobs said customers without power were patient during the storm, the severity of which caused roadblocks for crews trying to restore power. "One of the challenges our crew had with Debby was the volume of small, scattered outages," Jacobs said. "When there's scattered outages like this storm, it's a challenge for our crews because it's more time-consuming. Some areas are difficult to access because of standing water." About 350 Tampa Electric employees and contractors worked to …