News Release

TECO Energy to host a Webcast May 1

Management to discuss first quarter results

TAMPA, April 19, 2007

TECO Energy, Inc. today announced that the company will host a Webcast concurrent with a conference call with the financial community on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at 5:00PM Eastern time.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Gordon Gillette will discuss the company’s first quarter results and outlook for the remainder of the year.

The company’s first quarter results, including unaudited income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flow and utility operating statistics, will be released Tuesday, May 1, 2007 , after the market closes and prior to the call.

Investors, shareholders, media and the public can access the Webcast through a link on TECO Energy’s Web site at:

The audio portion of the webcast and the accompanying slides will be available for replay through a link on the Web site starting two hours after the conclusion of the live event; the replay will be archived on the Web site for 30 days.

Additional information regarding TECO Energy is available through 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.