News Release

TECO Energy CEO to present At Merrill Lynch Global Power & Gas Leaders Conference

TAMPA, September 22, 2005

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE) Chairman and CEO Sherrill Hudson will make a presentation at the 2005 Merrill Lynch Global Power & Gas Leaders Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 10:30 AM. 

A webcast of the live presentation will be accessible through a link on TECO Energy’s home page at  The webcast will be available for replay for 14 days following the presentation for those unable to listen to the live webcast.

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.