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12/07/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482

Public Hearing Set for Need Determination for Renewable Energy Plant in Gainesville

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, on a proposed biomass plant in Gainesville.  The 100 megawatt plant is a joint project of Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) and Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, LLC.

The public hearing will give GRU customers and members of the public an opportunity to provide sworn public testimony regarding the need for the proposed renewable power plant.  The plant will be located at GRU’s existing Deerhaven plant site in Alachua County.

The hearing is at the following time and location:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Gainesville City Hall
City Commission Auditorium
200 East University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601

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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