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Fuel costs could drive up utility’s bills

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Fuel costs could drive up utility’s bills

Utility customers in some parts of North Florida could see their monthly electric bills increase in August because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. Florida Public Utilities Co., which provides electricity in Jackson, Calhoun, Liberty and Nassau counties, filed a proposal... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
06/15/2022


Florida Public Power leaders and utility recognized

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Florida Public Power leaders and utility recognized

These national awards recognize service to industry and contributions to their communities Tallahassee, Fla. – Two Florida public power leaders and one Florida public power utility earned national honors for their contributions and service to local customers. Recognized today by the... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
06/14/2022


FPL launches plan to eliminate carbon emissions

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FPL launches plan to eliminate carbon emissions

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light plans to eliminate carbon emissions from its electricity generation by 2045 through expanding solar energy and other technology, company officials announced Tuesday. The plan, part of a broader... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
06/14/2022


FPL points to 1989 storm in disputed proposal

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FPL points to 1989 storm in disputed proposal

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Many longtime Floridians remember the storm that hit the state in December 1989. “The storm resulted in the first white Christmas on record from northeastern Florida to North Carolina,” a National Weather Service review... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
06/2/2022


Florida Supreme Court tells Public Service Commission it erred on solar energy ruling

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Florida Supreme Court tells Public Service Commission it erred on solar energy ruling

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In an unusual move, the state Supreme Court on Friday said utility regulators need to revise a decision that approved a controversial Duke Energy Florida solar-energy program, saying the regulators’ decision “leaves the court... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/27/2022


Judge backs regulators on phone, power poles

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Judge backs regulators on phone, power poles

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In an issue that involves major players in Florida’s telecommunications and utility industries, an administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a challenge to a proposed rule about the use of telephone and power poles that line the... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/19/2022


Utility looks to pass along additional fuel costs

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Utility looks to pass along additional fuel costs

By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Customers of Florida Public Utilities Co., which provides electricity in parts of North Florida, could see increased monthly bills because of higher-than-expected natural gas prices. The utility filed a notice Wednesday that said it expects to ask... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/19/2022


FMEA holds annual hurricane & storm preparedness forum in Gainesville

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FMEA holds annual hurricane & storm preparedness forum in Gainesville

FMEA Executive Director Amy Zubaly Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) held its annual Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum – a one-day event offering presentations on hurricane preparedness and response, mutual aid, FEMA, and other disaster and... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/18/2022


FPL transmission line gets approval

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FPL transmission line gets approval

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light got approval Monday from state utility regulators to develop a 79-mile transmission line northwest of Lake Okeechobee. In a brief meeting, the Public Service Commission approved the need for the project, which will link the Sweatt Substation in... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/16/2022


Utilities seek approval for storm-project money

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Utilities seek approval for storm-project money

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — As this year’s hurricane season gets ready to start June 1, major utilities have filed proposals that could lead to customers paying hundreds of millions of dollars in 2023 to help bolster electric systems against storms. Florida... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/4/2022


DeSantis signs floating solar measure

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DeSantis signs floating solar measure

News Service of Florida Tallahassee — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed 10 bills, including a measure (HB 1411) that seeks to expand the use of floating solar projects, known as floatovoltaics. The relatively new concept involves solar panels placed in wastewater treatment ponds,... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/28/2022


Justices urged to overturn Duke costs decision 

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Justices urged to overturn Duke costs decision 

News Service of Florida Tallahassee — The state Office of Public Counsel is urging the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a decision by regulators that called for Duke Energy Florida customers to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant. The Office of Public Counsel, which... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/28/2022