Thomas L. Hernandez

SVP, Decarbonization

Thomas L. "Tom" Hernandez is senior vice president of Decarbonization for Tampa Electric, with a primary responsibility to execute the company's vision to reduce carbon emissions.


Previously, Hernandez was senior vice president of Distributed Energy and Renewables, vice president of Energy Supply, vice president of Energy Delivery and Customer Services and vice president of Regulatory Affairs. He joined Tampa Electric in August 1982 as an associate engineer in the Production Department. During his career with the company, he has held a variety of positions in operations, engineering, planning, marketing, fuels and environmental.


Hernandez received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Hernandez serves on the board of The Florida Aquarium. He previously served eight years on the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, including as chair and treasurer. He is a past executive board member and chair of the Resource Working Group of the Florida Electric Power Coordination Group.

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  • SVP, Decarbonization

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