FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2017 through December 2017 shows on average that Florida public power utilities were the lowest cost utilities in all categories in 2017. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, municipal electric utilities offered the lowest cost for residential, commercial and industrial consumers.
For residential bills, Lakeland Electric is the lowest in two categories, and the City of Moore Haven is the lowest in one category for 2017.
For commercial bills, the report shows that Lakeland Electric is lowest in four categories, the City of Tallahassee is lowest in two categories, and the City of Mount Dora is lowest in two categories in 2017.
In the industrial sector, the City of Mount Dora is lowest in two categories, and Lakeland Electric is lowest in two categories for 2017.
The FMEA Bill comparison provides a fair comparison of customer bills served by different utilities. The report includes utility rates, average franchise fees of six percent, and local payments in lieu of taxes.