TECO Energy's subsidiary, Tampa Electric, operates three power plants. They are:
- The largest plant is Big Bend Power Station, based in Tampa, Fla. Big Bend is predominantly a coal-fired plant with some natural gas-fired peaking capacity.
- The newest facility is the H.L. Culbreath Bayside Power Station, based in Tampa, Fla. Bayside is powered by natural gas. It replaced the retired coal-fired Gannon Power Station.
- Polk Power Station is based in Polk County, east of Tampa, Fla. The largest unit operates with a special coal-gasification technology. In addition, Polk has two peaking units and is building two additional units.
Bayside Power Station
Located on Port Sutton Road near Tampa Bay, the H.L. Culbreath Bayside Power Station provides approximately 1,800 megawatts of natural gas-fueled electric energy.
Big Bend Power Station
Situated on Tampa Bay, Big Bend Power Station is located on Big Bend Road on nearly 1,500 acres in southeastern Hillsborough County, close to Apollo Beach.
Polk Power Station
Polk Power Station occupies 4,300 acres on State Road 37 in Polk County, Florida. It is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Tampa and about 60 miles southwest of Orlando.