Progress Energy rate hearings continue this week
Contributor: Kerry Kavanaugh
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Progress Energy customers will get a chance to comment on a proposed annual rate increase at a series of public hearings that continue this week.
The proposal would add $14 total to the monthly bill for 1,000 kilowatt hours, which is about average.
The Florida Public Service Commission began the hearings last week. Consumer advocates say the hearings are a chance for customers to make their voices heard and explain what a rate increase could mean to their monthly budget.
Progress Energy wants to raise rates by a total of $499 million. And, estimates show that would give the utility a 12.54 percent profit.
Below is a list of the remaining hearing dates and locations.
Progress Energy Florida Customer Hearings
WEDNESDAY, July 15th at 2:00 p.m.
Lake Mary Events Center
260 N. Country Club Road
Lake Mary, FL
THURSDAY, July 16th at 9:00 a.m.
City Council Chambers
175 5th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
THURSDAY, July 16th at 6:00 p.m.
Pinellas County Board of Commissioners Assembly Room
315 Court Street
FRIDAY, July 17th at 9:00 a.m.
Citrus County Auditorium
3610 S. Florida Avenue
FRIDAY, July 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Ocala City Council Chambers
City Hall, 2nd Floor
151 Osceola Avenue
MONDAY, July 30th at 2:00 p.m.
Apalachicola Community Center
1 Bay Drive