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08/24/2007 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 August 28, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM #9: DOCKET NO. 070357-TLPETITION FOR RELIEF FROM CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT (COLR) OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 364.025(6)(D), FLORIDA STATUTES, FOR CABANA SOUTH BEACH APARTMENTS, PHASE II, IN ALACHUA COUNTY, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A AT&T SOUTHEAST. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation to relieve AT&T Florida from its COLR obligation at the 252-unit apartment complex. 

ITEM #12: DOCKET NO. 070056-EGPETITION FOR APPROVAL OF EXTENSION AND PERMANENT STATUS OF PRICE RESPONSE LOAD MANAGEMENT PILOT PROGRAM, BY TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation to approve the company’s request to make its Pilot Residential Price Response Load Management Program permanent.

ITEM #12: DOCKET NO. 070056-EGAPPLICATION FOR INCREASE IN WATER AND WASTEWATER RATES IN ALACHUA, BREVARD, HIGHLANDS, LAKE, LEE, MARION, ORANGE, PALM BEACH, PASCO, POLK, PUTNAM, SEMINOLE, SUMTER, VOLUSIA, AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES BY AQUA UTILITIES FLORIDA, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation to dismiss the company’s request for an increase in water and wastewater rates.

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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