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01/28/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

FPL Need Determination Hearing Set to Begin Wednesday

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a determination of need hearing beginning Wednesday on a Florida Power and Light (FPL) proposal to construct two additional nuclear-fueled generating units at its Turkey Point electrical power plant site. The Turkey Point plant is located on Biscayne Bay, 24 miles south of Miami and east of Homestead.

The hearing provides an opportunity for the public, the utility, and other interested parties to present evidence and testimony concerning the need for the proposed generation additions. As part of the need determination process, the PSC must consider the need for electric system reliability and integrity, adequate electricity at a reasonable cost, and fuel diversity and supply reliability.

All members of the public who wish to make a statement should be present at the beginning of the hearing set for the following time and location:

Wednesday, January 30 – Friday, February 1, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

Environmental impacts and other issues related to the proposed plant and associated facilities will be considered by other agencies in separate public hearings.

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 monitors safety, reliability, and service.

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