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02/26/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

FPSC Assists South Florida Seniors During National Consumer Protection Week

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is showing seniors in the South Florida area how to save money during the 10th annual National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, 2008. Financial Literacy: A Sound Investment is this year’s theme, and PSC representatives will visit area senior centers to share tips on how to lower residential utility bills.

Representatives from the PSC will be at the following locations in South Florida to talk about how consumers can make a sound investment, helping their pocketbook and the environment, by conserving energy and water resources.

The PSC’s outreach teams will be at the following senior centers in South Florida:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Austin-Hepburn Senior Mini Center
750 NW 8th Avenue
Hallandale, Florida 33009

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Noon – 1 p.m.
Northwest Focal Point Senior Center
227 NW 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441

Thursday, March 6, 2008
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opa-Locka Senior Center
16405 NW 25th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054

Thursday, March 6, 2008
11 a.m. – Noon

Mildred and Claude Pepper Senior Center
2530 NW 54th Street
Miami, Florida 33714

Additional educational sessions are being held throughout the state.

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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