Public Service Commission to determine if customers will get stuck with the tab
Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865-235-1448, Jennifer@cleanenergy.org
The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, October 25th, to consider Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) request to recover more than $200 million from its customers to clean up its groundwater contamination from the cooling canals at its Turkey Point plant in south Miami. The Company has already racked up over $100 million in clean up costs.
An expert in the case has testified that FPL knew or should have known for decades that it was causing a growing underwater contamination plume that was spreading westward towards drinking water wells. The contamination has also spread east into Biscayne National Park.
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), along with other parties, will be challenging FPL’s request to recover clean up costs from customers because the families and businesses served by FPL should not have to pay for FPL’s mistakes.
For more information, read a blog on the issue here.
WHAT: Florida Public Service Commission hearing in the Environmental Cost Recovery Clause docket; Docket No. 20170007.
WHERE: 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL, or follow the live-streaming video of the hearing here: http://www.psc.state.fl.us/Conferences/AudioVideoEventCoverage
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The hearing will likely start in the afternoon and may continue on additional days. The Commission convenes at 9:30 AM to consider several other dockets prior to the hearing on the FPL matter in the Environmental Cost Recovery Clause docket.
About Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
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