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NEWS RELEASE


08/15/2006 Contact: 850-413-6482

Commission Approves FP&L Conservation Initiatives


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved several conservation initiatives for Florida Power and Light (FP&L) aimed at reducing demand and increasing customer participation.

Approval of these initiatives is expected to reduce the growth rate of weather-sensitive peak demand, reduce and control the growth rate of energy consumption, and increase conservation of expensive fossil fuel resources.

Modifications to seven existing residential and business programs were approved.  Changes include increased incentives for business and residential customers to install energy-efficient measures and extended cycle times for customers enrolled in FP&L’s “On-Call” program.  The Commission also approved two new programs designed to encourage the installation of commercial energy-efficient heat recovery units and refrigeration equipment.

FP&L serves approximately 4.3 million retail customers in Florida.  The utility’s service area comprises approximately 27,000 square miles in 35 of the state’s 67 counties, including the cities of Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Naples, West Palm Beach, and other densely populated areas on the east and west coasts of Florida.  FP&L also serves a number of less densely populated areas, including all or portions of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, Charlotte, Desoto, Columbia, Highlands, Okeechobee, Seminole, and Union Counties.

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