News Release

TECO Energy to webcast presentation to financial community on May 3

TAMPA, April 25, 2005

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE) today announced that it plans to provide a live webcast of its presentation to the financial community at the American Gas Association Financial Forum on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 10:55 AM Eastern time.

Listeners will be able to access the web cast through the link on the TECO Energy home page,( ). The presentation will be available for replay on the TECO Energy web site for 30 days after the presentation.

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an integrated energy-related holding company with regulated utility businesses, complemented by a family of unregulated businesses. Its principal subsidiary, Tampa Electric Company, is a regulated utility with both electric and gas divisions (Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System). Other subsidiaries are engaged in waterborne transportation, coal and synthetic fuel production and electric generation and distribution in Guatemala.