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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


Cable Group Seeks to Weigh in on FPL Rates

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Cable Group Seeks to Weigh in on FPL Rates

In a somewhat-unusual move, a cable-television industry group is seeking to intervene in a case about whether Florida Power & Light should be able to raise base electric rates over the next four years. The industry group Florida Internet & Television Association, Inc. filed a petition last... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021


Panel Set to Consider PSC Candidates

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Panel Set to Consider PSC Candidates

A state panel will meet in late July to discuss candidates for seats held by Florida Public Service Commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay, whose terms will expire in January. Graham and Fay are among 10 people who have submitted applications for the $135,997-a-year utility-regulatory... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/1/2021


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


Graham, Fay Seek to Keep PSC Seats

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Graham, Fay Seek to Keep PSC Seats

Florida Public Service Commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay, along with a former congressional aide for Gov. Ron DeSantis, are among 10 candidates seeking to be named to the utility-regulatory panel. Unlike with other recent openings on the five-member commission, the list of candidates... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/23/2021


Regulators Get Input on FPL Rate Hike Proposal

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Regulators Get Input on FPL Rate Hike Proposal

The state Public Service Commission on Monday began a series of customer hearings about a four-year proposal that would lead to base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light. Supporters and opponents gave testimony about the proposal, which calls for a $1.1 billion increase in base-rate... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/21/2021


FPL Rate Hearings Slated

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FPL Rate Hearings Slated

The state Public Service Commission is scheduled June 21 to begin a series of online customer hearings about a proposal that would lead to base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light. The commission has scheduled a dozen online hearings from June 21 to July 2, according to a notice posted on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/8/2021


Process Starts for PSC Picks

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Process Starts for PSC Picks

With the terms of utility regulators Art Graham and Andrew Fay scheduled to expire in January, a state panel has started the process of filling two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council announced Friday that it will accept... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/24/2021


Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

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Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

An appeals court Tuesday rejected a lawsuit in which eight young Florida residents sought to force the state to take steps to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a decision last June by Leon County Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll to dismiss the case.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/19/2021


Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

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Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

Duke Energy pushed back Monday against a hedge fund’s call for Duke to make changes that could include breaking off its Florida subsidiary into a standalone utility. Elliott Investment Management, in a detailed letter released publicly, backed splitting the North Carolina-based Duke into... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021