Florida PSC Won’t Expand Conservation Programs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Public Service Commission has again refused to expand conservation programs for the state’s two largest electric companies.

The panel on Tuesday denied a protest by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Commissioners again cited rate increases that would be needed to pay for the programs.

In July they initially rejected expansion plans proposed by Florida Power & Light Co. and Progress Energy Florida.

Instead, it let both utilities continue with existing programs although they fail to meet conservation goals. Those goals were set by the panel before four of the five commissioners were replaced last year.

Source: Associated Press