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10/28/2013 Contact: 850-413-6482

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Recognized as a PSC Helping Hand

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today recognized Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) for being a PSC Helping Hand.  Partnerships are essential to raise public awareness, and the Commission appreciates FDACS’ participation in PSC energy conservation events and assistance in helping consumers resolve telecommunications concerns.   

“Since the Legislature has reduced the PSC’s telecommunications oversight, I’m glad that FDACS’ Division of Consumer Services assists customers with their telecom issues,” said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Brisé.  “FDACS’ Office of Energy also supports our conservation message and partnered on our event highlighting Energy Star appliances earlier this year.  FDACS is truly a PSC Helping Hand!”  
During two PSC workshops held last year with state agencies and social service representatives from across Florida, the Commission helped organizations connect to share resources and more effectively serve their clientele.  To continue the workshops’ success and recognize positive working relationships, each month this year the PSC will acknowledge a partner--a PSC Helping Hand--who has been instrumental in helping the PSC’s outreach efforts.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a PSC Helping Hand, and we are excited to continue our collaboration to increase energy conservation awareness, especially in October since it’s National Energy Action Month,” said Patrick Sheehan, Director of FDACS’ Office of Energy.  “Part of our Mission is to protect consumers from unfair business practices, and FDACS is proud to assist consumers with their telecommunications or other service provider needs.”

Look for the PSC’s Helping Hands web page, recognizing outreach partners throughout 2013, under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage,     

For additional information on FDACS’ Department of Consumer Services, visit For FDACS’ Office of Energy, visit

For more information on the PSC, visit

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