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Tampa Electric Co. Board Appoints New Member
The Tampa Electric Co. board of directors today appointed Jacqueline L. Bradley to the board, effective immediately. This board oversees both the company’s electric utility, Tampa Electric, and its natural gas utility, TECO Peoples Gas.

Just In Time For Earth Day, Peoples Gas Named Environmental Champion
Peoples Gas has been designated an “Environmental Champion” for the sixth year in a row based on high scores in the Environmental Dedication index of Cogent’s annual Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement residential study. Among the factors most important to customers are a utility’s efforts to use environmentally friendly energy, promote energy savings and support environmental causes.

TECO Peoples Gas named one of the easiest utilities to do business with
TECO Peoples Gas again was recognized as one of the easiest utilities in the nation with which to conduct business, based on first-quarter Customer Effort index scores from the 2020 Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Residential study conducted by Escalent. Peoples Gas ranked in the top three out of the 140 electric, natural gas and combination utilities included in the survey.

Peoples Gas reminds homeowners to call 811 before starting "DIY" digging projects
Florida is several weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, and residents are adhering to state and county safer-at-home guidance. With more time on their hands, Floridians are spending time in their yards working on planting and other outdoor projects. And they need to remember to call 811 two business days before they start digging.

TECO Companies Donate $1 Million to Charities to Help During Pandemic
To help the community during this unprecedented time of uncertainty, Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas are donating $1 million to local charities that will benefit people financially affected by the pandemic.

Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas Protecting Customers, Employees
At Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas, the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities we serve is our top priority. The utilities are prepared for the coronavirus pandemic and are taking steps to help customers – and to prevent the virus’ spread as we continue to provide vital energy to the community.

TECO Peoples Gas to pursue rate adjustment for 2021
Today, TECO Peoples Gas filed its formal notification with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) that it will be seeking a base rate adjustment, which would take effect in 2021. The company will submit more details about the proposed rate adjustment and impact to customer bills in April, however base rates will not increase this year.

TECO Peoples Gas Celebrates First Commercial Gas Heat Pump Under New Rate
TECO Peoples Gas today celebrated the installation of the first commercial gas heat pump in a customer’s facility, strengthening the company’s position as an innovative energy solutions provider.

TECO Encourages Community Service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tampa Electric Company and Peoples Gas Services are proud to join the Florida Public Service Commission, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and utilities nationwide to recognize the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a national day of service.

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