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Utility's Hurricane Cost Estimated at $200 Million

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Utility's Hurricane Cost Estimated at $200 Million

By Jim Saunders Gulf Power faced an estimated $200 million in costs to restore electricity after Hurricane Sally hammered parts of the Panhandle last month, the utility’s parent company told analysts Wednesday during a quarterly earnings call. While the estimate remains preliminary, Gulf... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/21/2020


FPL Proposes Pandemic Aid for Small Business

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FPL Proposes Pandemic Aid for Small Business

Florida Power & Light has asked state regulators to approve a proposal that would offer bill credits to certain small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal, filed Thursday at the state Public Service Commission, would provide 10 percent credits on energy charges and could take... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/16/2020


OUC Announces Plan to End Coal-Fired Generation

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OUC Announces Plan to End Coal-Fired Generation

Today, management at Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) released its recommendation to significantly reduce the use of coal no later than 2025, eliminating it no later than 2027. The result of the utility’s Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) process supports... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/14/2020


Florida Utility Crews to Help in Storm Aftermath

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Florida Utility Crews to Help in Storm Aftermath

With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall Friday in Louisiana, utility crews from Florida will help restore electricity after the storm. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and 10 Florida municipal utilities will have crews in Louisiana, utility officials said Thursday. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/9/2020


New Technology Enhances Electric Reliability for Three Florida Cities

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New Technology Enhances Electric Reliability for Three Florida Cities

Demonstration project tests new technology to avoid power outages for customers Electric customers in three Florida cities benefited from fewer power outages thanks to technology installed on power lines that feed electricity to customers. The installation was part of a technology demonstration... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/8/2020


Duke Puts Storm Costs at $145 Million

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Duke Puts Storm Costs at $145 Million

By Jim Saunders Duke Energy Florida is asking state regulators to approve $145 million in costs stemming from preparations for last year’s massive Hurricane Dorian and restoring power after a much-smaller tropical storm. The request, filed last week, came after the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


Regulators Back FPL Plan to Speed Up Refunds

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Regulators Back FPL Plan to Speed Up Refunds

NSF StaffThe state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to speed up refunds of deposits for tens of thousands of customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. FPL announced the plan last month as part of steps that also included providing bill credits of up to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


OUC and City of Orlando Launch First-of-Its-Kind Electrified Dealer Program

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OUC and City of Orlando Launch First-of-Its-Kind Electrified Dealer Program

As part of National Drive Electric Week, OUC – The Reliable One, in partnership with the City of Orlando and Electrification Coalition, is launching an Electrified Dealers Program that’s focused on expanding consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Central Florida. Through direct... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/2/2020


PSC Staff Opposes Disconnection Moratorium

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PSC Staff Opposes Disconnection Moratorium

By NSF StaffThe Florida Public Service Commission should reject a proposal that seeks at least a 90-day moratorium on election-service disconnections because it is “neither necessary nor the best course of action at this time,” commission staff members recommended Thursday. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification

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OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification

$500,000 Grant to Build EV Charging Station is part of statewide EV infrastructure project A partnership led by OUC – The Reliable One has been awarded a $500,000 grant to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging mobility hub in downtown Orlando as part of a statewide EV infrastructure... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2020


Utilities Object to Halt in Disconnections

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Utilities Object to Halt in Disconnections

By Jim Saunders Arguing that turning off customers’ electricity is a “last resort,” four major utilities said Tuesday that a proposal to place at least a 90-day moratorium on disconnections because of the COVID-19 pandemic is unnecessary.Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2020


Tampa Electric CEO Plans to Step Down

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Tampa Electric CEO Plans to Step Down

Nancy Tower, president and chief executive officer of Tampa Electric Co., will retire in mid-2021, the utility’s parent company, Emera Inc., announced Thursday. Tower was named president and CEO in 2017 after serving as Emera’s chief corporate development officer. She joined Emera in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/24/2020