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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Public Service Commission Approves Proposed FPU Rate Reductions…For a Few

A panel of representatives from the City of Marianna and Florida Public Utilities appeared before the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday, February 8. The purpose was to gain approval of a revised rate schedule for a portion of FPU’s customers. This new rate schedule will provide rate reductions for 9% of the residential customers, and 4% of the commercial customers.
These lower rates will be awarded on a “first come – first served” basis to those customers who agree to reduce their consumption during peak usage periods and instead use most of their power during low consumption periods. That might mean these households would have to wash their clothes and take their showers late at night. Also, they would have to agree to power interruption which means they would be the first to have their power cut off or reduced should FPU ever not have enough power available to service the demand of the overall system.
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