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FPL President Defends $1.3 Billion Rate Increase

A request for $1.3 billion in base-rate hikes is “driven by investment and infrastructure” rather than profit as critics claim, the president of Florida Power & Light told regulators Monday during the opening of an expected two-week hearing on the … Continue reading

Three Finalists Sent to Governor for Public Service Commission Position

A Gainesville city commissioner, an engineer and a college professor were chosen Wednesday, August 17, 2016 as finalists for a spot on the Florida Public Service Commission. A nominating council heard presentations from eight applicants before picking the finalists to … Continue reading

Gulf Power To Seek Rate Increase

In the fall of 2016, Gulf Power plans to seek an increase in base rates for electricity, saying current rates “do not produce sufficient revenues for us to be able to continue adequately serving our customers and maintain the company’s … Continue reading

‘Smart Solar’ Group Collects $2.8 Million

Continuing to receive heavy funding from electric utilities, a group backing a proposed solar-energy constitutional amendment raised nearly $2.8 million from July 30 to Aug. 5, according to a newly filed finance report. The group, known as Consumers for Smart … Continue reading

KUA maintains high customer satisfaction levels

Florida’s Kissimmee Utility Authority recently released the results of a customer satisfaction survey revealing specific areas of improvement for the public power utility and the factors that led customers to rate KUA higher in customer satisfaction in 2016. KUA detailed … Continue reading

FMEA Releases June 2016 Bill Comparison

Overall, The City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in seven categories, and Florida Power & Light Co. reported the lowest bill in three categories. The City of Tallahassee and Lakeland Electric reported the lowest rates in two categories, … Continue reading

Primary Election Property Tax Break Proposal Would Lower Costs for Solar

Crafted by the Legislature, the Amendment 4 proposal on the primary-election ballot is seen by proponents — there is no announced organized opposition — as a way to significantly expand renewable-energy production in the state. The broadly supported measure would … Continue reading