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08/15/2008 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 Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) at the August 19, 2008 Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3: Docket No. 080159-TPJoint petition to initiate rulemaking to adopt a new rule in Chapter 25-24, F.A.C., amend and repeal rules in Chapter 25-4, F.A.C., and amend rules in Chapter 25-9, F.A.C., by Verizon Florida LLC, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Florida, Embarq Florida, Inc., Quincy Telephone Company d/b/a TDS Telecom, and Windstream Florida, Inc. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether the PSC should amend and repeal rules governing telephone companies.

ITEM 9: Docket No. 080219-EIJoint petition for authority to deviate from requirements of Order PSC-06-0144-PAA-EI regarding CCA wood pole inspections, by Progress Energy Florida, Inc., Florida Power & Light Company, and Tampa Electric Company. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation concerning requests from three companies to amend the inspection processes and techniques used to examine CCA-treated wood utility poles.

ITEM 13:

Docket No. 080203-EIPetition to determine need for West County Energy Center Unit 3 electrical power plant, by Florida Power & Light Company. The Commission will consider a determination of need petition to construct a third natural gas unit at an existing generating site in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Docket No. 080245-EIPetition for determination of need for conversion of Riviera Plant in Palm Beach County, by Florida Power & Light Company. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on the conversion of the Riviera plant to a high-efficiency natural gas plant.

Docket No. 080246-EIPetition for determination of need for conversion of Cape Canaveral Plant in Brevard County, by Florida Power & Light Company. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on the conversion of the Cape Canaveral plant to a high-efficiency natural gas plant.

The Agenda Conference is scheduled for the following time and location:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
9:30 a.m.

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

The Agenda Conference is broadcast on the Florida Channel (check your local listings) and is available online by going to www.floridapsc.com and selecting Commission Calendar on the top right of the Web page.

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 the monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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