2/08/2010 TPZ

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Announces Distributions for Second Fiscal Quarter 2010

LEAWOOD, Kan. - Feb. 8, 2010 -Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TPZ) today declared its monthly distributions for the second fiscal quarter of $0.125 per month payable as set forth below.

Expected Treatment of Distribution
A portion of these distributions are expected to be treated as return of capital for income tax purposes, primarily as a result of the fund's investments in Master Limited Partnerships. The ultimate determination will not be made until after the fund's year-end. Based on current financial information, these distributions are estimated to consist of 45 to 50 percent ordinary income and the remainder as return of capital for book purposes.

About Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.
Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. invests in a portfolio of fixed income and equity securities issued by power and energy infrastructure companies. The fund's goal is to provide stockholders' a high level of current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Tortoise is an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure, such as pipeline and power companies. As of Jan. 31, 2010, Tortoise had approximately $3.0 billion of assets under management in five NYSE-listed investment companies and private accounts. For more information, visit our Web site at www.tortoiseadvisors.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statement
This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Although the company and Tortoise Capital Advisors believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the company's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the company and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update this forward-looking statement.

Contact information:
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Pam Kearney, Investor Relations
(866) 362-9331