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Peoples Gas Launches Mobile Web Site

New site will provide useful company information for customers on-the-go

TAMPA, January 14, 2010

Peoples Gas today announced it has launched a new mobile Web site specifically optimized for mobile devices / smart phones such as iPhones, Blackberries, etc.

The new mobile Web site contains the following information:

  • Customer Service phone numbers for Broward and Dade counties, and Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg information on TTY for the hearing-impaired and mailing addresses.
  • Phone number to locate and mark underground gas lines.
  • Payment locations.
  • Gas system safety information.
  • Link to online bill payment.

Vice President of Customer Care Bruce Narzissenfeld said,"This new mobile Web site compliments our existing Tampa Electric mobile web site that allows smart phone users to access useful company information at any time from any location."

The new Web site was constructed in response to the rapid growth in the use of smart phone technology in our service area. The trend for customer service requires the inclusion of solutions for smart phone users. Analysts expect mobile data to be bigger than voice by 2011.

The Peoples Gas mobile web page is optimized for viewing on mobile devices and can be accessed at: http://m.peoplesgas.com.

Peoples Gas System, Florida's largest natural gas distribution company, is one of the four core businesses of TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE), an energy-related holding company, with regulated electric and gas utility operations in Florida through Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System. Peoples Gas serves approximately 335,000 customers in most of Florida's major metropolitan areas and beyond. Other TECO Energy 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.

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CHERIE JACOBS
TECO Energy, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas
TECO Energy, Inc.
702 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
E-mail: cljacobs@tecoenergy.com