Changes are coming to Tampa Electric's coal-fired Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach.
As part of their “Big Bend project," TECO will spend $853 million to convert one of its coal units, Unit 1, to use natural gas. Another coal unit, Unit 2, will be shut down in 2021.
Cherie Jacobs, a spokeswoman for TECO, said this move is part of the companies move away from coal by 2023.
"This Tampa Electric project is part of our strategy to reduce our carbon footprint," said Jacobs.