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PSC Customer Service Hearings Set for Progress Rate Request in St. Petersburg and Clearwater

State of Florida



7/14/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct two customer service hearings on Thursday, July 16, 2009, for customers of Progress Energy Florida, Inc. (Progress). In March, Progress filed a petition with the PSC for an increase to its base rates.

This month, a 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers is $122.79. Using Progress’ proposal, a typical 1,000 kwh monthly bill for residential customers would increase to $135.79 in 2010. Progress provides electric service to approximately 1.6 million retail customers in 35 Florida counties.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2009
9:00 a.m.
City Hall
City Council Chambers
175 5th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida

6:00 p.m.
Pinellas County Board of Commissioners Assembly Room
5th Floor
315 Court St.
Clearwater, Florida

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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