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04/24/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

Children Learn Energy Awareness During PSC Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Activities

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) participated in the 16th annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work today by featuring energy awareness activities to coincide with this year’s theme, Making Choices for a Better World.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work offered an opportunity to share the PSC’s energy awareness strategies,” said PSC Chairman Matthew M. Carter II.  “Showing the children practical, easy-to-use energy conservation measures will make a positive impact on their future.  Energy conservation is about making choices now for a better world tomorrow.”

PSC employees’ children toured the on-site power plant at the Capital Circle Office Complex and learned how energy is produced and how their energy use affects the energy supply.  The children also enjoyed a virtual tour of the PSC’s online Energy Conservation House, which shows energy conservation tips for every room in your home.

Energy awareness and its impact on the environment was highlighted further with a nature trail hike and interactive energy-themed games. The children spent the afternoon learning how the adult in their lives spends their workday at the PSC.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work is designed to increase opportunities for boys and girls by exposing them to a day in the work-world, showing them the value of their education, and helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life.

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.

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