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01/12/2018 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Observes Dr. King Holiday as a National Day of Utility Service

TALLAHASSEE — In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is joining Commissions across the country to encourage a “Day of Utility Service” on Monday, January 15. The initiative is part of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) “Anybody Can Serve, So Let’s Conserve” campaign to highlight Dr. King’s public service legacy.

“In observing Dr. King’s birthday, consumers can honor his legacy in their communities by helping others to conserve energy and lower utility bills,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “We encourage Florida residents to turn down their thermostats, install LEDs, and weatherize their homes, and to inspire their neighbors to do the same, following Dr. King’s legacy of service to others.”

Efficiency, demand response, conservation, and affordability are practices that NARUC has emphasized repeatedly as it continues to advance the spirit of its 2008 resolution designating MLK Day as a Day of Utility Service.

NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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