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Supreme Court to Weigh FPL Rates
Supreme Court to Weigh FPL Rates

More than a year after customers started seeing higher bills, the state Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in challenges to a settlement that increased base electric rates for Florida Power & Light. The Florida Public Service Commission in late 2021 approved the settlement, which... Continue Reading

02/3/2023


Gainesville Regional Utilities on Track after Billing Backlog
Gainesville Regional Utilities on Track after Billing Backlog

By 6:30 a.m. on a recent Friday morning, at least seven of 26 meter readers scheduled for routes had called out sick before their shift at Gainesville Regional Utilities. GRU Meter Reader Supervisor Patricia Baham took the calls but continued to download route information into hand-held meter... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/27/2023


Duke, Tampa Electric Customers Face Higher Bills
Duke, Tampa Electric Customers Face Higher Bills

Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. are seeking state approval to pass along hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to customers because of hurricanes and higher-than expected natural gas prices. Duke and Tampa Electric made filings Monday at the state Public Service Commission... Continue Reading

by Joanna White
01/25/2023


Storms, Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills
Storms, Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

Florida Power & Light customers could face increased electric bills in April after the utility got hit in 2022 by hurricanes and higher-than-expected natural gas costs. FPL said Monday it will ask the state Public Service Commission to approve collecting $1.3 billion from customers to recoup... Continue Reading

by Joanna White
01/24/2023


Utility Storm Plans Challenged
Utility Storm Plans Challenged

The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, is going to the Florida Supreme Court in disputes about storm-protection plans approved for four power companies. The office filed notices that are a first step in challenging orders issued by the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Joanna White
12/16/2022


OUC is a Solar 'SunRiser' Once Again
OUC is a Solar 'SunRiser' Once Again

Report affirms OUC as a leader in solar energy among utilities in the Southeast Continue Reading

by Joanna White
12/7/2022


Higher Electric Bills Set for January
Higher Electric Bills Set for January

TALLAHASSEE — State regulators Tuesday approved utility costs that will translate to higher electric bills in January for homeowners and businesses — and the pain won’t end there.Bills will go up in January for many customers of Florida Power & Light, along with customers of... Continue Reading

by Joanna White
12/7/2022


Utility Storm Project Costs Approved
Utility Storm Project Costs Approved

State regulators Thursday signed off on electric utilities collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers next year to pay for projects aimed at bolstering the power system against storms. The Florida Public Service Commission approved proposals by Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/18/2022


State Seeks to Protect Manatees Near Power Plant
State Seeks to Protect Manatees Near Power Plant

Hoping to protect manatees as they congregate this winter, state wildlife officials Tuesday issued an emergency rule that will temporarily prevent boating in an area of the Indian River Lagoon near a Florida Power & Light power plant. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rule... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/8/2022


FPL to Seek $1.1 Billion in Ian Costs
FPL to Seek $1.1 Billion in Ian Costs

After pouring workers and equipment into restoring electricity after Hurricane Ian, Florida Power & Light expects to seek approval to recoup about $1.1 billion from customers, officials said Friday.It was not immediately clear when FPL will file a proposal at the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Joanna White
10/28/2022


Duke Seeks to Pass Along Tax Savings
Duke Seeks to Pass Along Tax Savings

Duke Energy Florida on Monday filed a proposal to pass along $56 million in savings to customers after passage of a federal law that provides tax breaks for renewable energy. Duke customers are expected to face increased electric bills in 2023. But the proposal, which was filed at the Florida... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/18/2022


Cane Island Power Park Named Top Power Plant
Cane Island Power Park Named Top Power Plant

Award recognizes plant’s record of providing affordable, reliable and clean power Cane Island Power Park received a Top Plant Award from POWER Magazine for its continued success in providing affordable, reliable and clean power. The power generating facility is one of five natural gas-fired... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2022