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Amy Zubaly: Broadband Bills Will Not Increase Access to Underserved Areas

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Amy Zubaly: Broadband Bills Will Not Increase Access to Underserved Areas

Areas lack connectivity because there aren’t enough potential customers for private companies to make a profit One year ago, all of America began to confront the new reality of a pandemic, including the migration of business and education to the internet. Schools, universities and businesses... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/19/2021


FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes

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FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes

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by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2021


FMEA Announces 2020 Safety Awards

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FMEA Announces 2020 Safety Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 21 of its public power members for their continued commitment to safe work practices throughout the year 2020. For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized Florida public power utilities’ efforts to ensure crew safety is the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2021


Process Starts to Fill PSC Post

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Process Starts to Fill PSC Post

A state panel is moving forward with filling a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission that opened when Gov. Ron DeSantis last month appointed longtime Commissioner Julie Brown as secretary of the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Florida Public Service Commission... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/3/2021


Duke Solar Plan Challenged at Supreme Court

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Duke Solar Plan Challenged at Supreme Court

By Jim Suanders A Duke Energy Florida plan that would add 10 solar-power plants faces a challenge at the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Florida filed a notice this week that they are challenging a Jan. 5 decision by the state Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


Gulf Customers Could Face Sally Costs

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Gulf Customers Could Face Sally Costs

The Florida Public Service Commission next week could approve a proposal that would lead to Gulf Power Co. customers paying $206 million for costs related to Hurricane Sally. Commission staff members have recommended that the regulatory panel approve adding the storm-restoration costs to Gulf... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/22/2021


OUC's Clean Energy Efforts Recognized in New Report

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OUC's Clean Energy Efforts Recognized in New Report

OUC—The Reliable One has been recognized in the Sierra Club’s new Clean Energy report card for OUC’s commitment to reaching 100% Net Zero emissions by 2050, with interim goals in the decades between. OUC is the only utility in the Southeast included in the report to earn a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/12/2021


Collins Promoted to CEO of Tampa Electric

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Collins Promoted to CEO of Tampa Electric

By NSF staff Archie Collins, the chief operating officer of Tampa Electric Co., will become the utility’s chief executive officer in May. Emera Inc., the parent company of Tampa Electric, announced the promotion Tuesday, with Collins succeeding Nancy Tower, who plans to retire. Collins, who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/9/2021


Duke Solar Projects Get State Approval

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Duke Solar Projects Get State Approval

State regulators Tuesday signed off on a plan by Duke Energy Florida to add five solar-energy projects, as utilities continue to pursue solar expansions across the state. Four of the Duke projects are scheduled to come online this year, with another starting to produce electricity in 2022. Each... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2021


Tampa Electric Outlines Plans for Rate Hikes

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Tampa Electric Outlines Plans for Rate Hikes

By Jim Turner Tampa Electric Co. will ask state regulators to approve base rate increases, with an initial installment of $280 million to $295 million in 2022 as part of a multi-year effort to build a “smarter” power grid that provides reliable energy. In a filing Monday, the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


Bill Targets Local Regulation of Energy Projects

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Bill Targets Local Regulation of Energy Projects

A proposal filed Wednesday in the Florida Senate would prevent local governments from regulating construction of a wide range of energy-related projects involving electricity and such things as natural gas and petroleum. Senate Regulated Industries Chairman Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, filed... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/28/2021


Settlement Could Increase Duke Rates

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Settlement Could Increase Duke Rates

By Jim SaundersDuke Energy Florida is asking state regulators to approve a proposed settlement that would lead to about $195 million in rate increases over three years and avoid a potentially lengthy and expensive battle over base rates. Duke, which has more than 1.8 million customers in Florida,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/15/2021