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RETIRING TECO CHIEF REFLECTS ON BIG CHANGES

Jul 03, 2016 - Tampa Bay Times
Board and Executive Moves

TECO Energy CEO John Ramil vividly recalls what seemed so important 40 years ago when he started his career,still a fresh-faced USF engineering student in 1976,at what was then Tampa Electric.

The electric utility would eventually boast with pride that it relied 100 percent on cheap and abundant coal to power its plants, generating affordable electricity for customers inHillsborough and several nearby counties.

That was then.

This is now. Coal has become public enemy No. 1, an ...