News Release

TECO Energy to report third quarter results November 4, webcast a presentation to the financial community November 8

TAMPA, October 19, 2005

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter financial results on November 4, and provide a live webcast of its presentation to the financial community at the Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30 AM Eastern.

The webcast can be accessed through a link on TECO Energy’s Web site at:  The presentation will be available for replay on the TECO Energy web site for 30 days after the presentation.

Additional information regarding TECO Energy is available at the Investor Relations section of TECO Energy's web site at

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.