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05/29/2012 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Customer Service Hearings Set for FPL Rate Request in Sarasota and Ft. Myers


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct two customer service hearings on Thursday, May 31, for customers of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).  In March, FPL filed a petition with the PSC for an increase to its base rates.

As of January 2012, a 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers is $94.62.  Using FPL’s proposed increase, a 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers is estimated to be $95.19 in January 2013 and $96.03 in June 2013.  These charges include a base rate increase of $5.23 and $1.86 respectively, however, with an estimated reduction in fuel costs and other bill changes, the proposed net increase is $0.57 and $0.84, respectively.  FPL provides electric service to more than 4.5 million retail customers in all or parts of 35 Florida counties.

The hearings allow customers to comment on the proposed rates and any FPL quality-of-service issues.  Customers are invited to attend the hearings at the following times and locations:

Thursday, May 31, 2012
9:30 a.m.
Sarasota City Hall Commission Chambers
1565 1st Street
Sarasota, FL  34236

6:00 p.m.
Lee County Education Center
School Board of Lee County Board Room
2855 Colonial Boulevard
Ft. Myers, FL  33966

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

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