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04/08/2011 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Commissioners Finish Conservation Challenge

TALLAHASSEE — After completing a month-long Conservation Destination Challenge, Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Art Graham today told his colleagues, “We’re all winners for being more consciously aware of our energy and water usage.”

PSC Commissioners had been involved in the Challenge that began the Commission’s participation in this year’s National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-10.  It was designed as a fun way for Commissioners to raise awareness to the many challenges consumers face in finding ways to conserve energy and water.

“I tried to keep a record of my energy use during the four weeks since the kick-off, and I paid more attention to my normal habits when using appliances, such as my dishwasher, washer, and dryer,” Chairman Graham said.  “I also reminded myself to turn off the water when brushing my teeth and shaving.”

For extra credit, Chairman Graham delivered 600 Get Wise and Conserve booklets to students at Springwood Elementary in Tallahassee.  The PSC student resource guide helps elementary school students learn about conservation.  They can then help their family save money on their home utility bills and, at the same time, help protect the environment, too.

“It’s never too late to raise your energy awareness,” said Chairman Graham.  “How your future bills change can be a result of your conservation habits.”

The PSC facilitates safe and reliable utility services at fair prices for Florida's consumers.  Primary responsibilities include setting fair rates, encouraging competition, and monitoring for safety and reliability.

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