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SAVE money this summer with energy-saving tips from Progress Energy


RALEIGH (June 24, 2011) – As temperatures rise in the Carolinas, so does home energy usage for most households. But there are ways to beat the heat without wearing out your wallet. Progress Energy encourages customers to take simple steps to lower their energy consumption this summer and SAVE on their bills.

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Progress Energy offers advice to avoid getting scorched by summer electric bills


During the summer months, Florida’s rising temperatures can cause a seasonal spike in customers’ electric bills.

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Progress Energy Carolinas seeks more solar projects


Progress Energy Carolinas today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for electricity generated from solar resources located in its service territory.

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Contract worker's body recovered from collapsed structure at Bartow Plant


A news conference was held at 11 p.m., shortly before the body was recovered to update media on the status of the operation.

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Worker trapped in collapse at Progress Energy Florida's Paul L. Bartow Power Plant


Contract worker was assisting in dismantling building at the plant

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Take a vacation from your usual summer electric bill


If a summer vacation is in your plans, be sure to include energy-saving measures in your pre-trip checklist to help lower your typical summer electric bill.

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Progress Energy files for increase to recover fuel, efficiency, renewable costs


RALEIGH, N.C.  (June 3, 2011) – After two years of rate reductions, Progress Energy Carolinas today filed requests to recover increased costs in three components of the rates paid by its North Carolina customers. The filings reflect higher costs the company has paid for fuel used in electricity generation, as well as investments in energy-efficiency programs and renewable energy required to comply with state law.

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Progress Energy website offers a new look, improved customer experience


RALEIGH, N.C. (June 2, 2011) – Customers will notice something different the next time they log on to The company has unveiled a new, customer-focused website that offers customers easy access to their account and powerful tools to manage their energy use and their bill.

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Progress Energy begins operation of new power plant in Richmond County


Progress Energy’s newest power plant was officially commissioned into service today in Richmond County, N.C., in time for this week’s extreme temperatures.

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Progress Energy issues 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report


Progress Energy issued its fifth corporate responsibility report today, reflecting the company’s commitment to transparent communication on environmental performance, financial management, community partnerships and other business issues.

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