Tampa Electric operates in 19 cities and is considered an investor owned organization. Recently, the company reported a total customer count of 795,131 accounts. Exactly 1,395 of these customers are industrial customers, 86,890 are commercial customers and 706,846 are residential customers. Consumers of Tampa Electric are charged an average residential electricity rate of 10.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.16% below the state's average price of 11.82 cents. This ranks the company 10th out of 37 providers in Florida for lowest average electricity rate. In 2020 the company sold 19,953,730 megawatt hours via retail sales to end users and 75,560 megawatt hours to other providers in the wholesale market. The electricity they sourced consisted of megawatt hours generated by the company and additional megawatt hours procured by way of wholesale channels. They purchased 2,589,013 wholesale megawatt hours. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity activities was $1,884,105,600, with 96.94% coming from retail sales to end users and 0.13% from sales to the wholesale market.

About Tampa Electric

The average monthly residential power bill for a customer of Tampa Electric is $127.2 per month, while the US average is $120.24. Customers of the supplier have a 5.79% markup compared to the rest of the nation. The supplier generates a total of 1,257,488.89 megawatt hours from the use of coal. The supplier produces 6.61% of their total production, which is 1,216,213 megawatt hours, from sustainable fuel sources. The company produces 73rd megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels per year. This ranks them 5th out of 37 companies in Florida.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tampa Electric has roughly 15,918,932.56 megawatt hours, or 86.54%, of its electricity generated using Natural Gas. The supplier’s electricity sales efforts result in CO2 pollution totaling 9,022,746,679.79 kilograms, which is the 82nd most of any supplier in the US. The company also ranks 150th worst in emissions per megawatt hour sold, averaging 448.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per megawatt hour sold. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two metrics. There are 15 power plants associated with Tampa Electric in some capacity, which means they have the 5th highest number of generating plants associated with an electricity supplier out of the 37 providers operating that we follow in the state and 168th out of 3511 in the nation.

Tampa Electric Net Metering

Customers of Tampa Electric can participate in net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. Net metering makes solar panel installation more economically viable as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Electricity suppliers routinely submit reports for energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Tampa Electric recently reported a loss of 5.15% of the total electricity production. These averages allow us to compare and contrast the suppliers who operate throughout the nation. Tampa Electric has been given a rank of 937th best out of 3511 suppliers who report energy loss in the country and 28th best out of 37 in Florida.

Tampa Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.088/kWh$173.07/mo.$93.76/mo.
504th10.74¢Tampa Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1050th$127.2Average monthly electric bill for Tampa Electric's residential customers

Tampa Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:Emera
  • Headquarters:P.O. Box 111
    Tampa, Florida 33601
    United States of America
  • CEO:John B. Ramil

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Quick Facts About Tampa Electric

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Tampa Electric has the 75th highest total electricity generation in the country, producing 18,395,354.02 megawatt hours.

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Tampa Electric produces 6.61% of its total megawatt hours generated from solar energy sources, ranking them 144th in the nation out of 3511 companies for percentage of total electricity production that comes from solar fields.

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CO2 pollution from Tampa Electric's electricity sales increased by 536,170,829.9 kilograms (6.32%) over the last year.

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Tampa Electric's generation plants generate 15,918,932.56 megawatt hours by burning natural gas.

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Releasing 9,022,746,679.79 kilograms of CO2, Tampa Electric comes in as the 5th highest polluting electricity provider in Florida out of the 37 we track.

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By total customers, Tampa Electric is the 5th largest company out of 37 suppliers in the state.

Energy provider of the year for Florida, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
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Energy Loss

Tampa Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

1,089,257MWh

937 National Rank

Tampa Electric Energy Makeup

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Tampa Electric State Coverage

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Florida795,1311,946,633,0105100%

Tampa Electric County Coverage

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Hillsborough County1,471,968312.21$136.75/mo
Manatee County403,253311.45$135.01/mo
Pasco County553,947412.50$142.37/mo
Pinellas County974,996213.51$144.60/mo
Polk County724,777611.52$129.50/mo

Power Plants Owned by Tampa Electric

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Hillsborough County FL Natural Gas 7,875,0303,092,088,532.26392.64No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Polk County FL Natural Gas 5,501,560.012,102,927,578.78382.24YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hillsborough County FL Natural Gas 3,840,373.012,950,827,002.4768.37No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hillsborough County FL Solar 149,67214,580,475.8397.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hillsborough County FL Solar 148,44114,459,765.6997.41No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hillsborough County FL Solar 145,41714,168,972.4997.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Little Manatee River SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Hillsborough County FL Solar 139,63513,599,385.6297.39No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Payne Creek SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 131,20712,775,98397.37No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Grange Hall SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Hillsborough County FL Solar 121,41611,828,163.797.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Peace Creek SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 107,84110,505,939.4997.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Tampa Electric Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
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86.54%
COAL
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6.84%
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6.61%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.01%

Cities Tampa Electric Has Coverage

  • Auburndale, FL
  • Bartow, FL
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Dade City, FL
  • Eagle Lake, FL
  • Lake Alfred, FL
  • Lake Wales, FL
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Mulberry, FL
  • Oldsmar, FL
  • Plant City, FL
  • Polk City, FL
  • Safety Harbor, FL
  • San Antonio, FL
  • St. Leo, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Temple Terrace, FL
  • Winter Haven, FL
  • Zephyrhills, FL

* 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.

Who is the CEO of Tampa Electric?

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

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

There are 15 power plants associated with or owned by Tampa Electric.

How much is the average bill for Tampa Electric customers each month?

Customers of Tampa Electric pay, on average, a monthly bill of $127.20.

What is the average electricity rate for Tampa Electric customers?

The average price of electricity for consumers of Tampa Electric is 10.74 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Tampa Electric’s electricity is produced using renewable fuel types?

Electric generation plants owned by or associated with Tampa Electric produce 6.61% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

What company is Tampa Electric owned by?

Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera.

What percentage of Tampa Electric’s electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuels?

Electric generation facilities owned by or associated with Tampa Electric produce 93.39% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

What cities does Tampa Electric sell electricity in?

Tampa Electric has customers in 19 cities in the country.

How many counties does Tampa Electric have customers in to?

There are 5 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Tampa Electric including, Florida.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25