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Tampa Electric Energy Education web site helps kids, teachers and parents

TAMPA, January 15, 2002

Kids, teachers, parents and anyone interested in electricity now have a place to learn, have fun and be safe on Tampa Electric’s Energy Education web site.

Go to www.tampaelectric.com and click on the Education link. Once there, kids can learn about electrical safety, play games and start an interactive boiler to see how electricity is created. Another link for teachers, Plug Into Electric Technology, offers a curriculum to teach students about new electric technologies, energy efficiency and developing new ideas. The curriculum includes four instruction modules, each with teacher and student instructions.

“Many of the applications were developed in cooperation with local teachers,” said Pam Antinori, marketing development manager at Tampa Electric. “Our plan is to continue expanding the current site to develop a reliable resource for teachers, parents and kids of all ages.”

Tampa Electric employees previewed the web site in November during the Great American Teach-In. The Energy Education Web site was just one of many tools the volunteers used to teach students about electrical safety.

“The site offers interactive programs that make it more interesting to the students,” said John Stalnaker, Tampa Electric supervisor and Great American Teach-In volunteer.

Tampa Electric Company is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE), a diversified holding company of energy-related businesses that include Peoples Gas System, TECO Power Services, TECO Transport, TECO Coal, TECO Coalbed Methane and TECO Solutions.

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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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