Florida utility customers could get some relief in 2024. The three major private electric utilities — Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. — plan to lower customer bills,
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.
The state’s biggest utility is building a 176-mile line that may be unsuitable or even unneeded. Its design minimized scrutiny. Critics see a pattern. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
The push by Florida utility regulators for legislative changes to conduct portions of public hearings in secret stems from a recent Duke Energy Florida case shrouded in secrecy. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
The 4-1 decision by the Florida PSC came after months of hearings in which FPL urged regulators to let them charge customers for costs of the postponed project to build two new nuclear reactors at their Turkey Point facility in south Miami-Dade County. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
Although the percentage of gas FPL buys through hedging is confidential, it spends more than $3 billion a year on natural gas to run its power plants passing the cost directly to customers. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
On one side is Charlie Crist, who had a reputation for appointing consumer-friendly members to the Public Service Commission. On the other side is Rick Scott, the incumbent, who emphasizes his pro-business policies and has been rewarded with strong financial backing from Florida’s utility companies. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
Utilities To Argue Florida\’s Energy Future Depends Almost Exclusively On Construction Of Power Plants
The state\’s big public utilities will be asking state regulators for permission to spend even less than they do currently on energy conservation. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
The Florida Public Service Commission Balks At Federal Order On Regional Electric Transmission, Seeks Rehearing
A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission compliance order could result in higher electricity rates for utility customers to pay for transmission line projects outside the state that won\’t benefit Florida. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE.
Come June 1, Florida Power & Light plans to flip the switch on the state\’s newest natural gas plant. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE