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NEWS RELEASE


07/15/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Customer Service Hearings Set for Progress Rate Request in Inverness and Ocala


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct two customer service hearings on Friday, July 17, 2009, for customers of Progress Energy Florida, Inc. (Progress).  In March, Progress 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 $122.79.  Using Progress’ proposal, a typical 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers would increase to $135.79 in 2010.  Progress provides electric service to approximately 1.6 million retail customers in 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:

Friday, July 17, 2009
9:00 a.m.

Citrus County Auditorium
3610 South Florida Ave.
Inverness, Florida


2:00 p.m.
City Hall
Ocala City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
151 SE Osceola Ave.
Ocala, 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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