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02/05/2010 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida Public Service Commission Considers Items of Interest at Upcoming Agenda Conference

TALLAHASSEE — The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) at the Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Agenda Conference:

ITEM 5: Docket No. 090451-EMJoint petition to determine need for Gainesville Renewable Energy Center in Alachua County by Gainesville Regional Utilities and Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, LLC.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation concerning a need determination for a proposed new biomass plant.

ITEM 7: Docket No. 090508-EIPetition for approval of new environmental program for cost recovery through Environmental Cost Recovery Clause by Tampa Electric Company.  The Commission will address a staff recommendation on recovery of costs for a greenhouse gas reduction program.

ITEM 8: Docket No. 100025-EIPetition for approval of cost recovery for new environmental program by Progress Energy Florida.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on cost recovery for a data collection program requested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ITEM 13: Docket No. 090109-EUPetition for approval of solar energy power purchase agreement between Tampa Electric Company and Energy 5.0, LLC.  The Commission will consider a request to revisit its December 2009 approval of TECO’s contract for a 25 megawatt renewable energy facility with Energy 5.0, LLC.

The Agenda Conference is scheduled for the following time and location:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

The Agenda Conference is broadcast on the Florida Channel (check your local listings) and is available online at (select Commission Calendar on the top right of the Web page).

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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