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07/26/2011 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Directs FPL and PEF to Continue Energy Conservation Programs for Customers


TALLAHASSEE — Rather than increasing customer costs to implement new conservation programs, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today voted to continue existing programs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Progress Energy Florida (PEF).  Commissioners also directed staff to seek information on timeframes for updating potential conservation savings in Florida.

Because of the current economy, the Commission chose to offer customers continuity in programs and costs.  Commissioners noted the desire for citizen input to bring the public’s interest into a future goal setting process.

For more information on available conservation programs, visit FPL’s Web site at: http://www.fpl.com/residential/energy_saving/programs/index.shtml or PEF’s Web site at: SavetheWatts.com.

As required by the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA), the PSC sets goals for seasonal peak demand and annual energy consumption for utilities subject to FEECA.  Established in 1980, FEECA is designed to reduce the need for additional power plants and use of fossil fuels.  The PSC previously approved conservation programs for other FEECA utilities, including Tampa Electric Company, Gulf Power Company, Florida Public Utilities Company, JEA, and Orlando Utilities Commission.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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