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Progress Energy urges customers to stay safe this hurricane season by planning ahead


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 26, 2011) – With the approach of the 2011 hurricane season comes the heightened need for anyone living in storm-prone areas to review their emergency plans and take proactive steps to protect their homes and families. Progress Energy Florida continually strengthens its system against storms to reduce the likelihood and severity of outages while providing safe, reliable electric service to its more than 1.6 million Florida customers. The utility urges customers to prepare for storms before severe weather strikes to provide additional peace of mind.

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Progress Energy Florida makes reliability improvements to Pinellas County beach communities


Progress Energy Florida is working hard to improve the electric reliability to several Pinellas County beach communities. The complex work has involved overhead and underwater power lines.

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Progress Energy Florida conducting helicopter survey of transmission lines


Beginning this week, Progress Energy Florida will use helicopters to survey nearly 3,000 miles of transmission lines.

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Progress Energy Carolinas prepared for 2011 hurricane season


Hurricane season begins June 1, but Progress Energy Carolinas’ storm response is ready year-around for whatever Mother Nature brings.

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Progress Energy preparing for the future, CEO tells shareholders; board of directors declares quarterly dividend


Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN) is serving its customers well, adapting to change and delivering solid returns for shareholders, Chairman, President and CEO Bill Johnson said today at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders in Raleigh. 

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Progress Energy introduces new online outage reporting tool in advance of 2011 hurricane season


Progress Energy Florida is supplementing its ongoing commitment to strengthen its system against storms by introducing a new tool to help customers report power outages more easily in advance of the 2011 hurricane season.

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Progress Energy Carolinas files for fuel, efficiency rate changes in S.C.


Reflecting the rising cost of fuels used to generate electricity, Progress Energy Carolinas filed a request Thursday for an increase in the fuel rate charged to its South Carolina customers.

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Progress Energy announces 2011 first-quarter results; affirms full-year 2011 earnings guidance


“We are on track in meeting our financial goals and our shareholder expectations, even as weather returned to a more normal range from the extreme cold of early 2010,” said Bill Johnson, Progress Energy chairman, president and CEO.

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Progress Energy filing would slightly reduce customer nuclear cost-recovery charge


Progress Energy Florida today submitted its annual nuclear cost-recovery clause (NCRC) filing to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), which, if approved, would result in a slight decrease to monthly nuclear costs next year.

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Progress Energy Florida appreciates efforts for safety this Arbor Day


This Arbor Day Progress Energy Florida reminds customers to plant the right tree species in the right place to ensure power line safety and reliability. 

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