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NEWS RELEASE


06/01/2006 Contact: 850-413-6482

Commission to Examine Hurricane Preparedness Plans


TALLAHASSEE — Hurricane preparedness plans for the 2006 hurricane season for Florida’s electric utilities will be presented to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) at its Internal Affairs meeting on Monday, June 5.

Each presentation will include information on what the utility is doing regarding  inspection of transmission lines, poles, and towers for structural integrity, action the utility has taken to clear vegetation away from critical lines and structures and progress the utility has made on repairs to transmission and distribution facilities and poles from previous storms.

In addition to addressing the current season’s efforts, the Commission has required investor-owned utilities to file long-term plans on hurricane preparedness efforts.

Representatives from eleven utilities are scheduled to make presentations. A copy of the Internal Affairs agenda is available on the Commission’s website at: http://www.psc.state.fl.us/internal/toc.cfm.

 

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