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03/04/2011 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida PSC Considers Items of Interest and Kicks off National Consumer Protection Week at Upcoming Commission Conference


TALLAHASSEE — Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Art Graham will invite fellow Commissioners on Tuesday to join him in an energy and water Conservation Destination Challenge to kick off National Consumer Protection Week (March 6-12).

After Chairman Graham’s challenge, the following items are among those scheduled for consideration at the Tuesday, March 8 Commission Conference:

ITEM 3: Docket No. 100027-TLInvestigation and determination of appropriate method for refunding apparent rebates not provided by Quincy Telephone Company d/b/a TDS Telecom/Quincy Telephone as required by rule and/or tariff.  The Commission will address a staff recommendation on a refund proposal by the company.

ITEM 4: Docket No. 110030-EIPetition for approval of revisions to Tariff Sheets and approval of an original Tariff Sheet in Rate Schedule LS-1, Lighting Service by Progress Energy Florida, Inc.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on changes to the company’s charges for outdoor lighting.

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

The Commission Conference is broadcast on the Florida Channel (check your local listings) and is available online at www.floridapsc.com (look for the “Watch Live Broadcast” icon on the left side of the Web page).

The PSC facilitates safe and reliable utility services at fair prices for Florida's consumers.  Primary responsibilities include setting fair rates, encouraging competition, and monitoring for safety and reliability.



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