Big Bend Coal Power Plant is a major coal-fired power plant, located across the bay from Tampa, Florida on nearly 1,500 acres (6 km2) in southeastern Hillsborough County, close to Apollo Beach. It is owned and operated by TECO Energy. Three similar units (each 445.5 MWe nameplate capacity) were launched in the early 1970s, followed by a newer 486-MWe unit 4 in 1985.

The scrubber for Big Bend Coal Power Plant Unit 4 began operation in 1984, and since 1995, has simultaneously scrubbed Unit 3 as well. The scrubber for Units 1 and 2 began operation at the end of 1999. According to TECO Energy, the scrubber system removes 95% of sulfur dioxide from all four units.
Big Bend Power Station
Locale Apollo Beach, Florida
suburb of Tampa, Fl
Status Active
Commission date 1969,
last unit: 1985
Owner(s) TECO Energy

Power station information
Primary fuel Bituminous coal,
distillate fuel oil

Power generation information
Maximum capacity 1.73 GWe