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Progress Energy Rate Hike

July 9th, 2009 by flanews

Progress Energy Customers are getting a change to voice their concerns about a proposed rate hike.

The company wants to raise customers base rate an average of 9 dollars a month. The Public Service Commission held a hearing in Live Oak today to allow Progress customers to voice their concerns. Progress Energy Customer Dick Williams said he cant afford to pay more for his electricity.

I have to watch every penny that I have and make it go as far as I can. This is going to increase annually by about $160 which doesn’t sound like much money. When you are trying to find enough money to buy medicine, to buy food, that’s a lot of money and it’s that on top of other increases that we are facing in the state.”

The PSC is holding meetings across the state so Progress Energy customers from all over can participate. The next meeting will be held in Lake Mary on the 15th.

Upcoming meetings
On the 16th in St. Petersburg
On the 17th in Ocala
On the 30th in Apalachicola

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