Tampa Electric: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Tampa Electric

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About Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric serves 4 counties in the state of Florida including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, and Pasco County. At the moment, there are 830,326 customers of the supplier. About 89.01% of them are residential customers, 10.83% of them are commercial customer accounts and 0.16% are industrial properties. Tampa Electric has an average residential electricity rate of 15.75 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.37% above the average Florida rate of 15.09 cents, a potentially frustrating situation for their patrons. In 2022 the company sold 93.00% of their total megawatt hours disposed to end users (known as retail sales). Power generation plants owned by Tampa Electric produced 19,900,257 megawatt hours and an additional 2,089,276 megawatt hours were acquired by way of the wholesale market. The total revenue for the company for 2022 from electricity sales was $2,543,606,800, with 95.87% coming from retail sales to end users and 1.45% from wholesale electricity sales.

The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer of Tampa Electric is $177.75 per month. Patrons of the supplier are stuck with a 10.18% markup compared to the rest of the state. The company generates a total of 688,396.08 megawatt hours from the burning of coal, which ranks them the 155th highest producer in the United States out of 3510 electricity providers They rank 344th out of the 3510 providers we track in the country for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuels used. By customer count, Tampa Electric is the 65th largest supplier out of 3510 suppliers in the United States.

Tampa Electric Net Metering

Tampa Electric, luckily, allows customers of the company to take part in net metering programs. The purchase of solar panels and other electricity sources is often too expensive for residents. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra kilowatt hours back into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources financially possible.

Energy Loss

Tampa Electric reports energy loss of 5.00% of their production due to heat dissipation and other causes. This percentage of energy lost gives them a rank of 28th best out of 53 providers who report energy loss in the state.

Tampa Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Tampa Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.170/kWh$0.088/kWh$251.14/mo.$93.76/mo.
2462nd15.75¢Tampa Electric's Average residential price per kWh
2709th$177.75Average monthly electricity bill for Tampa Electric's residential customers

Tampa Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:Emera
  • Headquarters:820 South 78th Street
    Tampa, Florida 33601
    United States of America
  • CEO:John B. Ramil

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Quick Facts About Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric generates 15,112,223.31 megawatt hours using natural gas and ranks 5th in the state out of 53 providers for total natural gas output.

Tampa Electric has the 77th largest total electricity generation in the country, generating 17,417,773.01 megawatt hours.

Tampa Electric produces 9.26% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar energy sources, which is 124th in the nation out of 3510 suppliers for percentage of total electricity generation that comes from solar power sources.

Tampa Electric produces 90.74% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuel types. The total electricity produced from non-renewable sources is 15,804,637.01 megawatt hours, which is 5th highest out of 53 companies in Florida.

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Energy Loss

Tampa Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


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Tampa Electric Energy Makeup

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Tampa Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Tampa Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Hillsborough County1,513,301215.76$179.91/mo
Pasco County608,794415.18$169.36/mo
Pinellas County961,739217.13$178.41/mo
Polk County787,404716.06$173.91/mo

Power Plants Owned by Tampa Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Polk County FL Natural Gas 6,577,514.012,481,766,729.26377.31
H L Culbreath Bayside Power StationTampa Electric (100.00%)
Hillsborough County FL Natural Gas 6,349,0172,509,601,052.14395.27
Gibsonton CDP FL Natural Gas 2,896,0711,631,870,887.72563.48
Hillsborough County FL Solar 130,970
FL Solar 130,362
Wimauma CDP FL Solar 123,034
Little Manatee River SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Ruskin CDP FL Solar 119,697
Jamison Solar (FL)Tampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 113,499
Payne Creek SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 112,054
Polk County FL Solar 105,628

Tampa Electric Fuel Makeup

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Cities Tampa Electric Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Tampa Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Tampa Electric?

You can reach Tampa Electric by phone via (888) 223-0800.

What is the average bundled bill for Tampa Electric customers each month?

The average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Tampa Electric is $177.75. The Florida average bundled bill is $164.19 and the US average is $164.19.

What percentage of Tampa Electric's electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Tampa Electric generates 9.26% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

Does Tampa Electric have a parent company?

Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera.

What cities does Tampa Electric supply electricity in?

Tampa Electric provides electricity in 19 cities throughout the United States including Florida.

Who is the CEO of Tampa Electric?

Tampa Electric's current CEO is John B. Ramil.

What percentage of Tampa Electric's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Tampa Electric produces 90.74% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Tampa Electric customers?

The average bundled price of electricity for consumers of Tampa Electric is 15.75 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many counties does Tampa Electric offer service in?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Tampa Electric.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Tampa Electric?

There are 19 power plants owned by or associated with Tampa Electric.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06