Public meetings about Progress Energy rate hikes listen05/15/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Progress Energy is asking the stateâ€™s Public Service Commission for two separate rate hikes for its customers, in part to pay for constructing new nuclear power plants. State Senator Mike Fasano, a Republican from New Port Richey, will hold a series of public hearings to discuss the requested rate increases.
â€œIt is important that we get as many people out opposing these rate increases at these four locations come July,â€ Fasano says.
The stateâ€™s Public Service Commission will make a decision on Progress Energyâ€™s rate increase application in September.
Meeting times and locations:
July 8, 2009 2:00 p.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m. Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Avenue New Port Richey, FL 34653
July 16, 2009 9:00 a.m. â€“ Noon City Council Chambers City Hall 175 5th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33701
July 16, 2009 6:00 â€“ 9:00 p.m. Commissioners Assembly Room Pinellas County Board of Commissioners 315 Court Street, 5th Floor Clearwater, FL 34616
July 17, 2009 9:00 a.m. â€“ Noon Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, Fl. 34450