The tower will become one of the tallest in Miami, at 861 feet above ground. It will also be the world’s the first residential high-rise in the world partially powered by the sun with 500 photovoltaic-integrated windows.
The Florida Supreme Court recently heard arguments in two challenges to the Florida Public Service Commission’s approval in late 2021 of the four-year settlement, which began increasing FPL customers’ rates last year. The Supreme Court typically takes months to issue rulings after hearing arguments.
Florida lawmakers did not detail specific proposals for state oversight. However, concerns have been expressed about situations in which residents who are customers of municipal utilities but live outside of city boundaries can be forced to pay surcharges but can\’t vote for municipal officials — a situation likened to “taxation without representation”.
Representing consumers in utility issues, the state’s Office of Public Counsel launched a challenge to the approval of costs that electric utilities would be able to recoup in 2023 from customers for storm-protection projects. The first step was taken in appealing to the Florida Supreme Court on a Dec. 12 order by the state Public Service Commission approving the costs.
It’s normally a time of cheer and family and celebration. But thanks to inflation, there’s a little less cheer depending on how much you jolt up your home for the holidays. And compared to last year, national kWh cost were up 13%, while prices in Florida were up 18%, thanks to increased power costs. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
Utilities have traditionally been allowed to recover costs from customers after hurricanes, and a rate agreement approved last year by the Florida Public Service Commission contemplates FPL being able to make such a proposal. Depending on the timing, the restoration costs could add to electric bills that are already expected to increase next year for customers. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
While solar systems can generate as much power as most homes consume on bright, sunny days, they cannot be relied upon to consistently produce the amounts needed. Clouds, rainstorms, and changing angles of the sun can all reduce a system’s generating capacity. And when the power goes out, so does the grid-connected rooftop solar system. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
One industry consulting firm has influenced politics across Florida, Alabama and at least six other states Hundreds of pages of internal documents – which are only coming to light now because Matrix’s founders are locked in an epic feud – detail the firm’s secret work to help power companies like FPL protect their profits and fight the transition to cleaner forms of energy. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
The county is reviewing some of its facilities with water bodies close enough to ‘tie-in’ floating solar power plants to their on-site electricity systems. Among those sites are a Community Action Human Services Department facility and a Water and Sewer Department facility which will be included in an upcoming solicitation to install on-site solar systems at several county facilities. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE