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04/10/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC to Review Progress Energy Coal Costs

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a hearing beginning Monday, April 13, to review the reasonableness of coal costs for Progress Energy Florida, Inc.'s (Progress) Crystal River Units 4 and 5 (CR4 and CR5).  The hearing provides the utility and interested parties with the opportunity to present testimony and other evidence for the record.

Under review in this proceeding are Progress’s coal procurement activities for CR4 and CR5 for the years 2006 and 2007.  The hearing is scheduled to last three days, but could end early.  Hearing dates, times, and location are below.

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2009
9:30 a.m.

Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

Progress provides electric service to approximately 1.6 million customers in 35 counties throughout 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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