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Tampa Electric announces change in North Tampa payment center location

TAMPA, November 14, 2006

Tampa Electric today announced that The Payment Center, located at 10013 North Florida Avenue, will no longer accept Tampa Electric or Peoples Gas customer payments beginning November 18, 2006. 

Customers can make payments in person at the following free payment locations in the North Tampa area:

Citgo Food StoreFletcher Super Market
9911 N. Nebraska Ave.1502 E. Fletcher Ave.

The following payment locations also accept Tampa Electric payments for a $1 fee:

ACE Cash ExpressConimark Mail Center
8800 N. Florida Ave.1715 E. Fowler Ave.
2532 Bearss Ave.
8207 N. Florida Ave.

Customers can also pay at select 7-Eleven stores in the North Tampa area for a $1 fee.  For a complete listing of all locations and other payment options such as phone or Internet, please visit or call (813) 223-0800 in Hillsborough County, (863) 299-0800 in Polk County or 1-888-223-0800 in all other counties.

Tampa Electric Company is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE), an integrated energy-related holding company with core businesses in the utility sector, complemented by a family of unregulated businesses. 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 independent power.

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Tampa, Florida 33602
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