Tampa Electric has supplied the Tampa Bay area with electricity since 1899. Its West Central Florida service area covers 2,000 square miles, including most of Hillsborough County and parts of Polk, Pasco and Pinellas counties. The company has 4,400 megawatts of generating capacity and over 725,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers that depend on Tampa Electric for reliable power and value-added energy services. Tampa Electric, one of Florida�s largest investor-owned electric utilities, is part of the TECO Energy family of companies. Tampa Electric serves nearly 725,000 customers in West Central Florida. TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company with regulated electric and gas utilities in Florida and New Mexico: Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas System and New Mexico Gas Co.