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NEWS RELEASE


04/29/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida Public Service Commission to Conduct Workshop on Hurricane Preparedness


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct an informational workshop on Thursday, May 1, 2008 with Florida’s electric utilities and telecommunications companies on hurricane preparation activities for the 2008 season.

The workshop will address the preparation status each utility or carrier has achieved for protecting its transmission and distribution assets during the upcoming hurricane season. Preparations may include facility inspections; maintenance and repairs; coordination with other utilities, government, and community groups; various storm hardening measures; post-storm recovery plans; and forensic data collection plans.

The workshop is set for the following time and location:

Thursday, May 1, 2008
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

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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