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12/13/10:
Tampa Electric helps customers stay warm and save energy during cold weather
With unusually low temperatures in the forecast, Tampa Electric is prepared for the projected increased demand and recommends customers follow its energy-saving guidance as a way to stay warm while using energy wisely.


12/8/10:
Tampa Electric Company announces interim results of exchange offer
As previously announced, Tampa Electric Company (the “company”) has made an offer to exchange (the “exchange offer”) any and all of its 6.875% Notes due 2012...


12/1/10:
Tampa Electric Company amends exchange offer
As previously announced, Tampa Electric Company (the “company”) has made an offer to exchange (the “exchange offer”) any and all of its 6.875% Notes due 2012...


12/1/10:
Tampa Electric gets Florida Public Service Commission approval to expand energy-efficiency programs and incentives
Tampa Electric received approval yesterday from the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to expand its current lineup of energy-efficiency programs for customers.


11/23/10:
Tampa Electric Company announces extension of early participation date of exchange offer
As previously announced, Tampa Electric Company (the “company”) has made an offer to exchange (the “exchange offer”) any and all of its 6.875% Notes due 2012 (CUSIP No. 875127AS1) (the “6.875% notes”) and any and all of its 6.375% Notes due 2012 (CUSIP No. 875127AU6) (the “6.375% notes” and, together with the 6.875% Notes, the “old notes”), in either case for a new series of 5.10% Notes due 2021 (the “new notes”).


11/9/10:
Tampa Electric Company announces exchange offer
Tampa Electric Company (the “Company”) today announced that it is commencing an offer to eligible holders to exchange any and all of the Company’s $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount outstanding 6.875% Notes due 2012 ...


11/4/10:
Florida Public Service Commission approves lower Tampa Electric fuel and purchased power costs in 2011
The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) recently approved Tampa Electric’s request to lower the fuel portion of all customers’ bills beginning January 2011.


9/9/10:
Tampa Electric to capture and sequester carbon dioxide at its Polk Power Station as part of a U.S. Department of Energy funded demonstration project
Tampa Electric today announced that the company intends to partner with RTI International to construct a pilot project to demonstrate the technology to remove sulfur and capture and sequester CO2 from the Tampa Electric Polk Power Station’s 250-megawatt integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) unit.


9/1/10:
Tampa Electric files 2011 fuel costs with Florida Public Service Commission
Today, Tampa Electric filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to lower the fuel portion of all customers’ bills beginning January 2011.


7/26/10:
Tampa Electric to participate in two U.S. Department of Energy funded demonstration projects designed to advance carbon dioxide capture technologies
Tampa Electric today announced that the company has partnered with Siemens to pilot a project at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station to capture CO2 emissions from conventional coal-fired power plants using an environmentally friendly process developed by Siemens.


6/2/10:
Tampa Electric Completes 10-Year, $1.2 Billion Environmental Investment and Emissions Reduction Program
Tampa Electric today announced that the installation of state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment at the company’s Big Bend Power Station Unit 1 is complete.


5/28/10:
Tampa Electric prepares year-round for hurricane season
Hurricane season starts June 1, but Tampa Electric prepares year-round to deal with the potential impacts of hurricanes and widespread power outages. Tampa Electric’s comprehensive storm plan is in place and ready to help restore power as safely and quickly as possible in the event of severe weather.


5/17/10:
Tampa Electric’s Free Energy PlannerSM Program signs up 1,000 customers
Tampa Electric announced today that it’s innovative Energy Planner, one of the company’s residential energy-saving programs, signed up its 1,000th customer.


4/16/10:
Tampa Electric celebrates Earth Day at local events and through ongoing energy-efficiency and renewable energy efforts
Tampa Electric will celebrate Earth Day 2010 at two local Earth Day events as it continues to offer its customers new and enhanced energy-efficiency and renewable energy options.


3/31/10:
Tampa Electric seeks to expand energy-efficiency programs and incentives
Tampa Electric yesterday filed for approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to expand its current lineup of energy-efficiency programs for customers.


2/26/10:
Tampa Electric to begin annual aerial inspection of transmission system
Area residents need not be alarmed if they soon see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission lines, poles and towers.


2/4/10:
Tampa Electric launches new online solar energy system cost calculator
Tampa Electric today announced the launch of a new Web application to provide customers interested in installing a solar photovoltaic system with the resources necessary to help them make an informed buying decision.


1/11/10:
Tampa Electric customers set new all-time records for electricity usage
Tampa Electric customers set a new all-time peak-demand record for electricity usage this morning, Jan. 11 as the state-wide cold weather condition continues.


1/8/10:
Tampa Electric meets energy needs of customers during cold spell
Tampa Electric has been successfully meeting our customer’s energy needs without curtailing or interrupting residential or business service since the current cold spell began Jan. 3.


1/7/10:
Tampa Electric customers set new winter record for usage
Tampa Electric customers set a new winter peak-demand record for electricity usage this morning, Jan. 7.


1/6/10:
Tampa Electric to use Twitter to disseminate important company information
Tampa Electric today announced that it will begin utilizing Twitter to tweet cold weather savings tips, energy efficiency information, major outage restoration times, storm safety information and news useful to our customers.

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CHERIE JACOBS
TECO Energy, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas
TECO Energy, Inc.
702 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
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