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Tampa Electric unveils the new

TAMPA, August 29, 2006

Tampa Electric today unveiled a redesigned Web site, constructed to make it easier for customers to manage their Tampa Electric accounts and quickly locate needed information on topics like energy conservation and safety.

Among the redesigned Web site's new features are:

  • Easier navigation.
  • Greater compatibility with both Macintosh and PC systems - the site is designed to look and respond the same no matter what kind of browser is used.
  • More prominence for the things customers want the most from Tampa Electric online: bill payment options, electrical safety information, energy-saving programs and employment opportunities.
  • Faster automatic responses following the submission of online forms.

Vice President of Customer Service Dee Brown said, "We're pleased to provide this new site to our customers. Increasingly, our customers are doing business with us online, and our team is always working to make it as convenient for them as possible."

Tampa Electric is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE), an integrated energy-related holding company with regulated utility businesses, complemented by a family of unregulated businesses. In addition to Tampa Electric, other subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas distribution, coal mining, waterborne transportation, and electricity generation and distribution in Guatemala.

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