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NEWS RELEASE


05/18/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CONSIDERS ITEMS OF INTEREST AT UPCOMING AGENDA CONFERENCE


TALLAHASSEE — The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the Commission at the May 22, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3: DOCKET NO. 070183-WS – PROPOSED ADOPTION OF RULE 25-30.4325, F.A.C., WATER TREATMENT PLANT USED AND USEFUL CALCULATIONS. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on a proposed rule that will standardize used and useful calculations for water treatment plant and storage facilities.

ITEM 6: DOCKET NO. 060635-EU – TALLAHASSEE, FMPA, JEA, AND REEDY CREEK'S PETITION FOR NEED DETERMINATION IN TAYLOR COUNTY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on a request to re-open the record on a limited basis to address a modeling error.

ITEM 7: DOCKET NO. 050958-EI – PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM FOR COST RECOVERY THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL COST RECOVERY CLAUSE BY TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether costs for changes to a Tampa Electric Company environmental program are eligible for recovery through the Environmental Cost Recovery Clause.

ITEM 10: DOCKET NO. 070232-EQ, 070234-EQ, 070235-EQ, 070236-EQ PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF NEW STANDARD OFFER FOR PURCHASE OF FIRM CAPACITY AND ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES OR SMALL QUALIFYING FACILITIES AND APPROVAL OF TARIFF SCHEDULE REF-1, BY GULF POWER COMPANY, FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA, AND TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the standard offer contracts and tariffs proposed by Gulf Power, Florida Power & Light, Progress Energy, and Tampa Electric Company.

ITEM 11: DOCKET NO. 070237-EG – PETITION FOR MODIFICATIONS TO APPROVED ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND ADOPTION OF NEW ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS, BY ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on St. Joe’s petition for approval of several modifications to its energy conservation programs.

ITEM 14: DOCKET NO. 060253-WS – APPLICATION FOR INCREASE IN WATER AND WASTEWATER RATES IN MARION, ORANGE, PASCO, PINELLAS, AND SEMINOLE COUNTIES BY UTILITIES, INC. OF FLORIDA. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation regarding proposed rate increases and the overall quality of the water and wastewater service for Utilities, Inc. of Florida in Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Orange, and Seminole counties.

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

 



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