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NEWS RELEASE


06/22/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Customer Service Hearings Set for FPL Rate Request in West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Plantation


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct five customer service hearings June 24-26, 2009, for customers of Florida Power & Light (FPL).  In March, FPL filed a petition with the PSC for an increase to its base rates.

This month, a 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers is $107.04.  Using FPL’s proposal, a typical 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers would increase by $12.40 in January 2010 before any fuel cost adjustments.  FPL provides electric service to approximately 4.5 million retail customers in all or parts of 35 Florida counties.

The hearings allow customers to comment on the proposed rates and any quality-of-service issues relevant to the utility.  Customers are invited to attend the hearings at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
4:00 p.m.

Palm Beach County Governmental Center
Jane Thompson Memorial Chambers, 6th Floor
301 N. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida

Thursday, June 25, 2009
9:00 a.m.

Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

4:00 p.m.
Miami Science Museum
3280 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida

Friday, June 26, 2009
10:30 a.m.
North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183rd Street
Miami, Florida

6:00 p.m.
Plantation City Counsel Chambers
400 NW 73rd Avenue
Plantation, Florida

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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