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05/01/2009 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, May 5, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3: Docket No. 040763-TPRequest for submission of proposals for relay service, which assists the hearing and speech impaired, and other implementation matters in compliance with the Florida Telecommunications Access System Act (TASA) of 1991.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc.’s 2009-2010 proposed budget, a review of the customer surcharge, and the appointment of replacement TASA committee members.

ITEM 10: Docket No. 080366-GUPetition for rate increase by Florida Public Utilities Company.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the utility’s requested rate increase.

ITEM 14: Docket No. 080677-EIPetition for increase in rates by Florida Power & Light Company.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the suspension of Florida Power & Light’s requested permanent rate increase.  The suspension is a procedural requirement of the rate increase request and will not affect customer rates.

ITEM 15: Docket No. 080318-GUPetition for rate increase by Peoples Gas System.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the allowed revenue, as part of the utility’s requested rate increase.

ITEM 16: Docket No. 080193-EQPetition for approval of renewable energy tariff and standard offer contract, by Florida Power & Light Company.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the issues and evidence presented at the January 22, 2009 hearing which had been requested by Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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 monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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