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NEWS RELEASE


02/26/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

FPSC Assists Tampa/St. Petersburg Area Seniors During National Consumer Protection Week


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is showing seniors in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area how to save money during the 10th annual National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, 2008. Financial Literacy: A Sound Investment is this year’s theme, and PSC representatives will visit area senior centers to share tips on how to lower residential utility bills.

Representatives from the PSC will be at the following locations in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area to talk about how consumers can make a sound investment, helping their pocketbook and the environment, by conserving energy and water resources.

PSC’s outreach teams will be at the following senior centers in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
11 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Enoch Davis Center
1111 18th Avenue, South St.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunshine Senior Center
330 5th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Riverside Senior Center
829 West Dr. MLK Blvd.
Suite 105
Tampa, Florida 33603

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Westshore Senior Center
4102 West Spruce Street
Tampa, Florida 33609

Additional educational sessions are being held throughout the state.

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 monitors safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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