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Houston-based TECO Wins EPA's ENERGY STAR CHP Award

Thermal Energy Corp. Completes Energy-Saving Expansion at Texas Medical Center

Burns & McDonnell completes engineering design and construction management for first phase of on-site power facility serving the massive Texas Medical Center

$10 Million in Federal Funding for TECO


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Please direct media inquiries to TECO's President and CEO Steve Swinson, 713.791.6719. Also see company news and related articles.


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TECO’s Central Plant post expansion. Photo Paul Howell.


TECO Chairman Paul G. Bell, Jr., ceremoniously started up TECO’s new chillers in May 2011. Photo Paul Howell.


TECO’s 8.8 million-gallon thermal storage tank, the world’s tallest. Photo Paul Howell.

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TECO’s state-of-the-art control room features 24 monitors. Courtesy Burns & McDonnell.


TECO’s new 48 MW CHP unit includes a heat-recovery steam generator. Photo Paul Howell.


TECO's East Chiller Building's facade is a salute to the medical profession TECO serves. Photo Paul Howell.

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Completion of the Richard E. Wainerdi Flag Plaza signaled the completion of TECO's expansion project. It received a Certificate of Recognition in the 2012 Mayor's Proud Partner Award – Keep Houston Beautiful. Photo Paul Howell.


Shown in front of TECO’s new 8,000-ton chillers in May 2011 are, from left to right, Stephen K. Swinson, chief executive officer and president of TECO; Paul G. Bell, Jr., TECO chairman; Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, president and chief executive officer, Texas Medical Center; and Greg Graves, chairman and chief executive officer of Burns & McDonnell. Photo Paul Howell.

Employees Focused on Excellence and Lifelong Learning

Whether it's through on-the-job training or classes at a local college, TECO's employees are striving to add to their knowledge base and enhance customer service and system reliability.



MADE to Help

You’ve probably seen the images on TV: Large utility trucks leaving your area to help repair downed power lines caused by a major disaster elsewhere in the country. Everyone lends a hand. The district energy industry, too, is ready to respond.


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