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10/24/2008 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, October 28, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 2: Docket No. 080308-TPComplaint against MCI Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Business Services for failure to pay intrastate access charges pursuant to Embarq’s tariffs, by Embarq Florida, Inc.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing a motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

ITEM 9: Docket No. 080603-EIPetition for expedited Commission approval of base rate increase for costs associated with MUR phase of CR3 uprate project, pursuant to Section 366.93(4), F.S. and Rule 25-6.0423(7), F.A.C., by Progress Energy Florida, Inc.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing cost recovery for a project that added 12 megawatts of nuclear generation to PEF’s system.

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

Tuesday, October 28, 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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