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2008-08-28 15:01:01

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reflecting the state's economic downturn, Progress Energy Florida today announced that it will eliminate about 300 positions by the end of the year. Nearly half the affected positions are currently vacant. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) The reductions are part of a restructuring of the utility's Energy Delivery organization, as well as its processes and staffing, triggered by the ongoing economic...

2008-08-18 15:01:03

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Florida continues to monitor Tropical Storm Fay closely and is preparing for the storm's potential impact on the company's service area. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) Progress Energy Florida today opened its system storm center in Winter Garden to ensure quick response to storm damage and enhanced information flow to customers. The command center mobilizes resources to respond to...

2008-08-17 15:00:24

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Florida continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Fay and is prepared for any effects the storm may have on its 35-county service territory. "We are continuously monitoring the storm's track and are mobilizing resources based on current projections," said Jason Cutliffe, Progress Energy Florida's system storm coordinator. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) The company is securing and...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

By Russell Ray, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 2--TAMPA -- Two weeks after winning state approval to build two nuclear reactors north of Crystal River in Levy County, Progress Energy Florida took its proposal to federal regulators on Friday and asked for their OK. Progress Energy, Central Florida's largest power provider, joins a growing number of utilities to ask for approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate a new nuclear facility, placing it at the center of a "nuclear...

2008-08-01 12:01:02

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Media contact: Progress Energy Florida 24-hour media line, +1-866-520-6397 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), announced that it submitted a combined license (COL) application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct a new nuclear power plant in Levy County, Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO- c) The application,...

2008-07-16 12:01:22

By Russell Ray, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 16--State regulators have approved Progress Energy Florida's plan to build two nuclear power plants in Levy County. The $17 billion project, which was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Florida Public Service Commission in Tallahassee, will lead to a 3 percent to 4 percent increase in electric bills each year from 2009 to 2018. In January, the project will add $7.50 to monthly bills of an average residential customer who consumes 1,000...

2008-07-15 12:00:53

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) took a significant step toward securing Florida's energy future today by unanimously affirming the need for new generation and approving Progress Energy Florida's plans to build two advanced, state-of-the-art nuclear power plant units at a site in Levy County. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) Today's vote does not represent a decision to build the nuclear...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 14--Florida is about to go nuclear. Progress Energy Florida, Central Florida's largest power provider, will on Tuesday go before the state regulatory board for approval that will take it one step closer to building two new nuclear reactors. The Public Service Commission is expected to back the utility's request to validate the need for the additional reactors that would begin service in 2016 and 2017. Earlier this year it approved a...

2008-06-20 12:00:41

By Christopher Boyd, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 20--Summer's here, and Florida's two largest investor-owned utilities have both filed petitions to increase electric rates to compensate for higher energy costs. The double whammy of hot weather and higher rates couldn't come at a worse time for financially stressed Floridians. Higher gasoline and food prices are placing a growing burden on household budgets. The rising cost of fuel is also pressuring utilities. Florida Power &...

2008-05-30 18:00:30

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Florida today announced that on June 12, 2008 the company will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to supply approximately 1,200 megawatts of generating capacity beginning in 2013. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) Proposals will compete with Progress Energy's self-build option consisting of a highly-efficient, combined-cycle, natural gas unit to be built on company property at its...


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