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04/21/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

Service Hearing Set for Progress Energy Need Determination in Crystal River


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a service hearing Wednesday on a Progress Energy Florida proposal to construct two nuclear-fueled generating units at a new energy complex in Levy County, Florida. The new complex will be located about 10 miles north of the company’s Crystal River Energy Complex and eight miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s west coast.

 

The service hearing provides an opportunity for the public to present evidence and testimony concerning the need for the proposed generating additions. As part of the need determination process, the PSC must consider the need for electric system reliability and integrity, adequate electricity at a reasonable cost, and fuel diversity and supply reliability.

 

All members of the public who wish to make a statement should be present at the beginning of the hearing set for the following time and location:


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4:00 p.m.

Plantation Inn Golf Resort and Spa

Sable Conference Center

9301 West Fort Trail

Crystal River, Florida

 

Environmental impacts and other issues related to the proposed plant and associated facilities will be considered by other agencies in separate public hearings.

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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