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08/13/2010 Contact: 850-413-6482

Commissioner Brisé to take Oath of Office, Florida PSC Considers Items of Interest Tuesday


TALLAHASSEE — Commissioner Ronald A. Brisé will take the public oath of office Tuesday for Florida Public Service Commissioner (PSC). New PSC Commissioners Art Graham and Brisé were officially sworn in to their new positions earlier this month. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Betty Easley Conference Center, and the regularly scheduled Agenda Conference will follow.

The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the PSC at the August 17 Agenda Conference:

ITEM 2: Docket No. 100186-EG Petition for approval of natural gas residential energy conservation programs, by Associated Gas Distributors of Florida (AGDF). The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing proposed modifications to existing natural gas residential energy conservation programs for AGDF’s seven members. 

ITEM 3: Docket No. 000121A-TPInvestigation into the establishment of operations support systems permanent performance measures for incumbent local exchange telecommunications companies (AT&T Florida Track). The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether to accept the revised Performance Assessment Plan and the settlement agreement between AT&T, Competitive Carriers of the South, Saturn Telecommunications Services, and Florida Cable Telecommunications Association.

ITEM 5: Docket No. 090368-EIReview of the continuing need and costs associated with Tampa Electric Company's five Combustion Turbines and Big Bend Rail Facility. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing a joint motion for approval of Stipulation and Settlement Agreement designed to resolve all issues in this case.

ITEM 11:
Docket No. 080677-EI
Petition for increase in rates by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

Docket No. 090130-EI2009 depreciation and dismantlement study by Florida Power & Light Company. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing FPL’s motion for reconsideration and Florida Industrial Power Users Group’s (FIPUG) cross-motion.

The oath and the regularly scheduled Agenda Conference will be conducted at the following location:


Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Investiture ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.
Regular agenda to immediately follow
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 at www.floridapsc.com (select 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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