News Release

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas remind customers that anybody can serve

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day designated as National Day of Utility Service

TAMPA, January 18, 2010

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas are pleased to join the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in supporting its Anybody Can Serve campaign. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s service-minded belief that anybody willing to serve can make a difference, the campaign encourages Americans to learn about energy efficiency and its financial and environmental benefits. The campaign has designated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18, 2010) as a National Day of Utility Service.

As part of the Anybody Can Serve effort, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas will be promoting energy efficiency online at and and in customers’ homes through energy audits and other programs. Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas are also committed to practicing energy efficiency in the field through the use of hybrid and natural gas-powered vehicles.

On the National Day of Utility Service – and each day thereafter – customers are encouraged to take simple steps to increase energy savings in their homes and businesses, such as checking insulation levels; draft-proofing windows; cleaning or replacing air filters regularly; and replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. By embracing the Anybody Can Serve effort, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas and the communities they serve can work together to make a difference.

The Florida Public Service Commission offers energy conservation brochures online at

Visit for more information about the 2010 Anybody Can Serve campaign.

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company.  Its principal subsidiary, Tampa Electric Company, is a regulated utility in Florida with both electric and gas divisions (Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System). Other subsidiaries include TECO Coal, which owns and operates coal production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia, and TECO Guatemala, which is engaged in electric power generation and distribution and energy-related businesses in Guatemala.