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04/30/2010 Contact: 850-413-6482

Gainesville Renewable Energy Center Hearing Monday


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a hearing on the proposed Gainesville Renewable Energy Center in Alachua County on Monday, May 3.  The biomass facility is a joint project of Gainesville Regional Utilities and Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, LLC.

This supplemental hearing will address Commissioner requests for further information.  Items to be addressed include the current status of carbon regulation, the ability to gather sufficient biomass fuel at a reasonable cost, and methods to mitigate the potential rate impact.

The hearing is set for the following time and location:

Monday, May 3, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, 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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