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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


Gulf Gets Approval on COVID-19 Costs

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Gulf Gets Approval on COVID-19 Costs

By Jim Turner State regulators approved a settlement Thursday that will allow Gulf Power, the largest utility in Northwest Florida, to recoup up to $13.2 million in costs tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The settlement approved by the Public Service Commission covers safety-related measures... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/9/2021


Duke Gets OK to Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Gets OK to Recoup Storm Costs

Without comment, the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Duke Energy Florida’s request to recoup $16.7 million from customers stemming from the utility’s costs in responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


Electricity Slated to be Restored After Elsa

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Electricity Slated to be Restored After Elsa

Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Gary Clark expects all electricity to be restored by Friday after Tropical Storm Elsa, which twice reached hurricane strength before making landfall in the state Wednesday. “We're very grateful that the storm was as mild as it was,” Clark said... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


Duke Could Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Could Recoup Storm Costs

Duke Energy Florida should be able to start recouping $16.7 million from customers stemming from the utility’s costs in responding to two tropical storms last year, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission have recommended. The regulatory commission will decide the issue during... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2021