To: William D. Johnson
Corporate Secretary, Carolina Power & Light Company
411 Fayetteville Street Mall
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-1551 October 31, 2000

Dear Mr. Johnson,

I, Robert B. Mills, am an owner of 60 shares of Carolina Power & Light Company stock, verification of which is enclosed. I will maintain ownership of this stock through the next years meeting.

I hereby notify you of my intention to file the enclosed proposal entitled INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY (ICE) for consideration at the next annual meeting, and for inclusion in the Company's proxy statement, in accordance with rule 14-a-8 of the General Rules and Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended).

Please note that my address has changed. Direct dividends, proxy, annual report and other communications to this new address.
From: Robert B. Mills
1233 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-4282 and

Cc: Securities and Exchange Commission
Encl: ICE Proposal and copy of stock certificate