News Release

TECO Energy CFO to present at Deutsche Bank Energy and Utilities Conference

TAMPA, May 23, 2007

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Gordon Gillette will make a presentation at the 2007 Deutsche Bank Energy & Utilities Conference in Miami on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 3:40 PM eastern time.

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 30 days following the presentation for those unable to listen to the live webcast.

In conjunction with this presentation and in other meetings with investors in May, TECO Energy is reaffirming its previously announced earnings per share forecast range of $0.97 to $1.07 for 2007. This forecast is for earnings per share from continuing operations, excluding all charges, gains and benefits from the production of synthetic fuel. This forecast also includes expected results for TECO Transport for the full year in 2007.

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 .

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results may differ materially from those forecasted. The forecasted results are based on the company’s current expectations and assumptions, and the company does not undertake to update that information or any other information contained in this press release. Factors that could impact actual results include: unforeseen regulatory actions by federal, state or local authorities that could impact operations; uncertainty related to any sale of TECO Transport; additional debt extinguishment costs or premiums associated with the early retirement of TECO Energy debt; unexpected capital needs or unanticipated reductions in cash flow that affect liquidity; the availability of adequate rail transportation capacity for the shipment of TECO Coal’s production; general economic conditions in Tampa Electric’s service area affecting energy sales; economic conditions, both national and international, affecting the demand for TECO Transport’s waterborne transportation services; weather variations and changes in customer energy usage pattern affecting sales and operating costs at Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas and the effect of hurricanes or other extreme weather conditions; commodity price and operating cost changes affecting the production levels and margins at TECO Coal and margins at TECO Transport, fuel cost recoveries and cash at Tampa Electric or natural gas demand at Peoples Gas; the ability of TECO Energy’s subsidiaries to operate equipment without undue accidents, breakdowns or failures; changes in electric tariffs or contract terms affecting TECO Guatemala’s operations; changes in the oil price relationship between the Department of Energy’s Producer First Purchase Price and oil futures prices as reported on NYMEX, which affects the synthetic fuel tax credit phase-out range; the actual change in inflation in 2007, which affects the final value of the synthetic fuel related tax credits; TECO Coal’s ability to successfully operate its synthetic fuel production facilities in a manner qualifying for the federal income tax credits; and TECO Coal’s exposure to changes in law, regulation or administration that would retroactively impact the federal income tax credits from the production of synthetic fuel that have been recognized to date. Additional information is contained under “Risk Factors” in TECO Energy, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended Dec. 31, 2006.