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Electric Vehicle Charging Plan Gets Backing

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Electric Vehicle Charging Plan Gets Backing

By Jim TurnerNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE --- A proposal aimed at expanding investment in electric-vehicle charging stations started to move forward Tuesday in the House, despite concerns about state regulators being directed to set prices and work outside their jurisdiction. The House... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
02/15/2022


FMEA Honors Florida Public Power Utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards”

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FMEA Honors Florida Public Power Utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards”

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today honored 10 Florida Public Power utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards.” FMEA recognized utilities for either providing or receiving mutual aid following significant weather events or emergencies... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
02/7/2022


Increased Duke Fuel Costs Get Go-Ahead

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Increased Duke Fuel Costs Get Go-Ahead

Tallahassee, Fla. — Duke Energy Florida customers will start seeing increased monthly bills because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a Duke request to collect an additional $314 million from customers, with the... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
02/1/2022


Duke Energy Dispute Goes to Florida Supreme Court 

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Duke Energy Dispute Goes to Florida Supreme Court 

A dispute about whether Duke Energy Florida customers should be required to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant has gone to the state Supreme Court. The Office of Public Counsel, a state agency that represents consumers in utility issues, filed a notice Friday that it is a... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/24/2022


FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration after Back-to-Back Winter Storms

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FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration after Back-to-Back Winter Storms

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has once again assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in anticipation of the winter storm projected to produce widespread impacts across the South and Southern Mid-Atlantic... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/20/2022


Duke Gets Backing to Collect Fuel Costs

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Duke Gets Backing to Collect Fuel Costs

Duke Energy Florida should be able to collect an additional $314 million from customers to pay for higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission recommended Thursday. The plan, if approved by the commission during a Feb. 1 meeting, would... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/20/2022


Tampa Electric Seeks New Fuel Hike

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Tampa Electric Seeks New Fuel Hike

Tampa Electric Co. customers could see increased bills starting in April because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. The utility filed a proposal Wednesday at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to pass along about $165 million in additional costs to customers. The... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/19/2022


Proposal Aimed at Investment in Vehicle Charging Stations

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Proposal Aimed at Investment in Vehicle Charging Stations

By Jim Turner - News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE --- A proposal that would direct Florida utility regulators to encourage private investment in electric-vehicle charging stations got backing Tuesday from a Senate committee, despite a concern that it might be beyond the regulators’... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/18/2022


10 Big Issues to Watch in 2022 Session

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10 Big Issues to Watch in 2022 Session

By Jim Saunders ABORTION: As the nation waits to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, Florida Republican lawmakers could consider placing additional restrictions on abortions. Details of potential restrictions remain unclear, though GOP leaders have not signaled support for a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/12/2022


JEA Reducing Carbon Emissions with Closure of Plant Scherer Coal-fired Unit

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JEA Reducing Carbon Emissions with Closure of Plant Scherer Coal-fired Unit

Jacksonville, FL - JEA has started off the new year with a reduced emissions footprint with the closure of Plant Scherer’s Unit 4, in Juliette, Ga.JEA has replaced coal-fired electric power from Plant Scherer with natural gas through a power purchase agreement with Florida Power & Light... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/7/2022


Tampa Electric Scraps Fuel Hike Request

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Tampa Electric Scraps Fuel Hike Request

Tampa Electric Co. has withdrawn a proposal that would have increased customers’ bills because of higher-than-expected natural gas prices. The utility filed the proposal in November at the Florida Public Service Commission. But in a notice Monday, Tampa Electric said it was withdrawing the... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/4/2022


FPL Rate Hikes Hit with Second Challenge

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FPL Rate Hikes Hit with Second Challenge

TALLAHASSEE — A decision by regulators to approve base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light drew a second challenge Monday at the state Supreme Court. The groups Florida Rising, the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida and the League of United Latin American Citizens of... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/4/2022