Public meetings about Progress Energy rate hikes

05/15/09 Seán Kinane
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Progress Energy is asking the state’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.

“It is important that we get as many people out opposing these rate increases at these four locations come July,” Fasano says.

The state’s Public Service Commission will make a decision on Progress Energy’s rate increase application in September.

Meeting times and locations:

July 8, 2009 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Avenue New Port Richey, FL 34653

July 16, 2009 9:00 a.m. – Noon City Council Chambers City Hall 175 5th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

July 16, 2009 6:00 – 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. – Noon Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, Fl. 34450

FMI: 800-948-5885

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