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05/15/2009 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 19, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 2: Docket No. 080724-EUJoint petition for approval of territorial agreement in Marion County by Ocala Electric Utility and Progress Energy Florida, Inc.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation to decide which utility will be responsible for serving customers in several areas within Marion County.

ITEM 9: Docket No. 090079-EIPetition for increase in rates by Progress Energy Florida, Inc.  The Commission will address a petition by the company for an interim rate increase.

ITEM 10: Docket No. 090144-EI Petition for limited proceeding to include Bartow repowering project in base rates, by Progress Energy Florida, Inc.  The Commission will consider a request by the company to include in base rates its Bartow facility project to turn four oil-fired units into natural gas-fired units and upgrade related transmission facilities.

ITEM 11: Docket No. 080318-GUPetition for rate increase by Peoples Gas System.  The Commission will address a staff recommendation on final proposed rates for the company’s customer rate classes.

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

Tuesday, May 19, 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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