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09/12/2008 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 Tuesday, September 16, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 6: Docket No. 060614-TCCompliance investigation of TCG Public Communications, Inc. for apparent violation of Section 364.183(1), F.S., Access to Company Records, and determination of amount and appropriate method for refunding overcharges for collect calls made from inmate pay telephones.  The Commission will address a staff recommendation concerning a PSC investigation into the provision of inmate pay telephone service in Dade County during the years 2001 through 2007.

ITEM 8: Docket No. 080367-EGPetition by Tampa Electric Company for approval to modify its renewable energy program.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation to drop the program’s mandatory one-year term of participation requirement.

ITEM 10: Docket No. 080256-EIPetition by Progress Energy Florida, Inc. to modify its wood pole inspection plan.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation that would allow Progress to use an additional method to examine concrete encased poles.

ITEM 12: Docket No. 080072-GUPetition by Florida Public Utilities Company for approval of a residential standby generator rate schedule.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on a new rate schedule designed for residential customers who want to install a natural gas-fired electric generator.

ITEM 15: Docket No. 060122-WU - Joint petition for approval of stipulation on procedure with Office of Public Counsel, and application for limited proceeding increase in water rates in Pasco County, by Aloha Utilities, Inc.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on a  Florida Governmental Utility Authority request to abate the proceedings.

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

Tuesday, September 16, 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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