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Lakeland Utility Committee Approves Advisory Vote on Power Generation Replacement Plan

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Lakeland Utility Committee Approves Advisory Vote on Power Generation Replacement Plan

The City of Lakeland’s Utility Committee unanimously approved an advisory vote today on Lakeland Electric’s plan for replacement power generation. Lakeland Electric’s coal-fired generator will be mothballed by Fall 2024 and will leave 139 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/7/2020


Lakeland Electric Issues an Emergency Fuel Rate Adjustment

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Lakeland Electric Issues an Emergency Fuel Rate Adjustment

The Lakeland City Commission voted yesterday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for May and June. After giving a presentation Monday, April 6, at the Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended an emergency fuel rate adjustment to provide emergency relief to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/7/2020


Duke Seeks to Cut Customer Bills in May

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Duke Seeks to Cut Customer Bills in May

By Jim SaundersPointing to an “unprecedented national emergency” caused by COVID-19, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday proposed giving customers a break on their May electric bills. Duke joined Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power Co. in announcing plans to use savings from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/3/2020


Duke Gets State Approval on Waiving Fees

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Duke Gets State Approval on Waiving Fees

Pointing to a need for flexibility in dealing with the effects of the coronavirus, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan that will allow Duke Energy Florida to waive customer fees --- similar to the way it can waive fees after a hurricane hits. “We applaud Duke for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/31/2020


FPL Plans to Cut May Bills Amid Coronavirus

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FPL Plans to Cut May Bills Amid Coronavirus

By Jim Suanders Buoyed by lower-than-expected natural gas costs, Florida Power & Light plans to slash May electric bills as customers grapple with the novel coronavirus. Utilities are required to pass along savings to customers when power-plant fuel costs drop, but those savings typically show... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/30/2020


Gulf Power Customer Could Get Break on Bills

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Gulf Power Customer Could Get Break on Bills

By Jim Saunders Hundreds of thousands of Northwest Florida residents and businesses could get a break on their electric bills in May, after Gulf Power Co. announced a plan Monday to pass along savings from lower-than-expected natural gas costs. The Pensacola-based utility wants to make a change... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/30/2020


TECO Customers Likely to Get Break on Electric Bills

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TECO Customers Likely to Get Break on Electric Bills

NSF Staff With the utility pointing to lower-than-expected costs for natural gas, customers of Tampa Electric Co. likely will see their electric bills reduced in June. The utility, which has about 780,000 customers in Tampa and nearby areas, filed a petition Wednesday at the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


Duke Seeks Approval for Waiving Fees

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Duke Seeks Approval for Waiving Fees

In another example of the unprecedented nature of the novel coronavirus, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday asked state regulators to allow it to waive customer fees --- similar to the way it can waive fees for customers who suffer hurricane damage. The Florida Public Service Commission regulates... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/20/2020


Major FPL Solar Plan Gets State Approval

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Major FPL Solar Plan Gets State Approval

Pointing to issues such as expanding renewable energy, state regulators Tuesday approved a $1.8 billion plan by Florida Power & Light to add 20 solar-power plants by the middle of next year. The Florida Public Service Commission’s decision came after its staff recommended rejecting the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/3/2020


Mayor and City Commissioners Move Tallahassee Closer to 100 Percent Net Renewable Energy

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Mayor and City Commissioners Move Tallahassee Closer to 100 Percent Net Renewable Energy

Tallahassee Becomes First Public Power Utility in Florida to Power All Its City Buildings with Solar Energy Today, Feb. 26, the City of Tallahassee took two bold steps toward its net renewable energy goals. The City Commission unanimously voted to reserve a portion of the solar energy output from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/27/2020


Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Launch of Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Launch of Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced the launch of the new Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy (FACCE). This committee of energy and climate professionals will advise the Commissioner and the Office of Energy in the Florida Department of Agriculture and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2020


Major FPL Solar Plan Sparks Controversy

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Major FPL Solar Plan Sparks Controversy

State regulators are poised to decide whether to approve a controversial $1.8 billion proposal that would lead to Florida Power & Light adding 20 solar-power plants over two years. The Florida Public Service Commission will take up the issue next week after its staff issued a 46-page... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2020