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Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

As Florida Power & Light began pursuing an increase in base electric rates this year, a new group, Floridians Against Increased Rates, emerged to oppose the utility. That has led to battles at the state Public Service Commission about whether the group, dubbed FAIR, should be able to take... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/7/2021


KUA Crews Head to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Power Restoration

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KUA Crews Head to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Power Restoration

Kissimmee Utility Authority crews are en route to Lafayette, Louisiana this morning to assist with the restoration of power as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in the Gulf Coast today. The convoy departed Kissimmee just after 7:30 a.m. and will pre-stage in the Pensacola area before arriving in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2021


Florida Crews Poised to Help after Ida

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Florida Crews Poised to Help after Ida

State of FloridaFlorida search-and-rescue teams and utility crews are deploying to help as Hurricane Ida barrels toward landfall in Louisiana. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who doubles as the state fire marshal, said search-and-rescue teams will assist with storm recovery.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/27/2021


Two Groups Back FPL Rate Settlement

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Two Groups Back FPL Rate Settlement

Two more organizations have signed on to a proposed settlement that would lead to Florida Power & Light raising base electric rates and expanding solar energy. Vote Solar and The CLEO Institute, which have taken part in the rate case at the Florida Public Service Commission, joined the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/25/2021


Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

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Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

Utility regulators next month will hear arguments about a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates over four years and add solar energy. The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday scheduled what could... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/18/2021


Tampa Electric Rates Set for October Hearing

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Tampa Electric Rates Set for October Hearing

State regulators will hold a hearing Oct. 21 on a proposed settlement that would raise Tampa Electric Co. customers’ base electric rates over the next three years. Florida Public Service Commission member Art Graham, who is serving as a prehearing officer in the rate case, issued an order... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2021


FPL Reaches Deal to Raise Rates, Boost Solar

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FPL Reaches Deal to Raise Rates, Boost Solar

By Jim Saunders Florida Power & Light has reached agreement with representatives of consumers and businesses on a four-year plan that would increase base electric rates and continue the utility’s push to add solar energy. The proposed settlement was filed Tuesday at the state Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2021


FPL Rate Hearing Delayed as Storm Threatens

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FPL Rate Hearing Delayed as Storm Threatens

Regulators are pushing back consideration of base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light as a potential tropical storm threatens the state and as a proposed settlement has been reached in the rate case. The state Public Service Commission was scheduled to start a multi-day hearing Monday on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2021


OUC Board Approves Possible Purchase of 20-Year-Old Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

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OUC Board Approves Possible Purchase of 20-Year-Old Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

On Aug. 10, 2021, the Orlando Utilities Commission’s Board approved an agenda item that allows the General Manager & CEO to enter an agreement to purchase the Osceola Generating Station, a 20-year-old idle 510-megawatt (MW) single-cycle natural gas-fired power plant located near Harmony... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/11/2021


Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Line

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Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Line

“Drop us a Line” campaign encourages customers to send notes of thanks and appreciation The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today launched a social media campaign asking customers of Florida’s public power utilities to send... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/10/2021


Natural Gas Costs Could Drive Up Utility Bills

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Natural Gas Costs Could Drive Up Utility Bills

Customers of Tampa Electric Co. and Duke Energy Florida could have to dig a little deeper to pay their electricity bills this fall because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs. Tampa Electric on Monday asked the Florida Public Service Commission to approve a proposal that would increase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


Duke Solar Plants Slated for North Florida

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Duke Solar Plants Slated for North Florida

Duke Energy Florida on Wednesday detailed the locations of four solar-power plants that will start being built early next year. One of the 74.9-megawatt plants will be built on 635 acres in Suwannee County; another will be built on 645 acres in Bay County; another will be built on 650 acres in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021