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State Senator Mike Fasano Announces Upcoming Public Hearings to Discuss Progress Energy’s Requested Rate Increase for Nuclear Power

By East Lake Blister Staff

State Senator Mike Fasano announces that the series of public hearings to discuss Progress Energy’s requested rate increases to pay for the advance costs of its nuclear power upgrades have been scheduled. Public hearings in the Tampa Bay area will be held according to the following calendar:

July 8, 2009

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Spartan Manor

6121 Massachusetts Avenue

New Port Richey, FL 34653 July 16, 2009

9:00 a.m. – Noon

City Council Chambers
City Hall

175 5th Street North

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

July 16, 2009

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Commissioners Assembly Room
Pinellas County Board of Commissioners

315 Court Street, 5th Floor

Clearwater, FL 34616
July 17, 2009

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Citrus County Auditorium

3610 S. Florida Ave.

Inverness, Fl. 34450

“I encourage everyone who is a customer of Progress Energy to come out express their concern with what could be a system wide rate increase of nearly half a billion dollars,” Senator Fasano states. “The impact on each customer is estimated to be in the range of $25 to $30 per month. These are not dollars that can saved by reducing energy consumption, these are dollars that will be added to each monthly bill as a flat charge.”

The series of hearings are being held prior to a full rate hearing in September when the Florida Public Service Commission will make a decision on the rate increase application.

If additional information is needed regarding the hearing locations and related issues please contact the office of Senator Fasano at 727-848-5885 or 800-948-5885.