Tampa Electric Co.

Davey comes to the rescue when Tampa Electric needs additional staff to trim more than the usual number of miles along its distribution lines.

The Challenge

The Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) has supplied the Tampa Bay area with electricity since 1899. With a service area that covers more than 2,000 square miles in West Central Florida, TECO prides itself on its mission of delivering value to energy customers, shareholders, team members and the communities it serves.

So when TECO made a commitment to trim an allotted number of miles of vegetation along its electric utility lines in 2018—they were not about to take this promise lightly.

The Solution

Because TECO used two contractors at the time, the company presented its plan to both of its service providers and asked them to get the job done. Davey created a comprehensive plan to increase staffing levels, monitoring progress weekly. They presented a detailed plan to the utility and proceeded.

The Results

Because TECO was impressed with Davey’s plan of attack and execution, they offered Davey the option to staff the additional crews. Davey agreed, and are working to meet the allotted mileage maintenance target.

At this time in 2017, Davey trimmed 176 distribution miles. So far in 2018, we increased distribution mileage completion by 250% with 433 distribution miles completed.

Davey points to its dedication to the client as the reason it was able to provide the right resources in TECO’s time of need. Delivering on promises like this contributes to the strong relationship Davey has had with TECO for more than 20 years.

As utilities continue to present challenging demands to keep their service excellence in line with their core company values, Davey is a willing partner, ready to provide line clearance support.

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