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John Grant: 99 Percent of Floridians Paying More on Electric Bill Than Wealthiest 1...

Consumers across America are feeling the sting of rising prices,‭ ‬from the grocery store to the gas pump.‭ ‬Many of these higher costs are obvious‭, ‬but some remain hidden like the‭ ‬$40‭ ‬million in...

Ron DeSantis Keeps Art Graham, Andrew Fay on Public Service Commission

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the re-appointment of Arthur “Art" Graham and Andrew Fay to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Graham, who is based in Jacksonville Beach, has served on the Public Service...

Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Katie Chiles Ottenweller: Floridians Deserve Better than More Fossil Fuels and Higher...

State regulators should reject FPL’s shortsighted rate hike While Floridians were faced with hardships ranging from a global pandemic to an unprecedented unemployment crisis, FPL actually increased its profits by 10 percent. Now, the company...

Sean Baraoidan: Modernized Energy Efficiency Policies are a Simple Way to Help Florida Businesses

On average, 30 percent of the energy used by Florida’s commercial buildings is wasted. If energy were used more intelligently and responsibly, our state’s businesses could reduce this waste and save significant sums of money from the costs associated with it.
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Ron DeSantis Selects Julie Imanuel Brown to Lead DBPR

Brown will start her new duties on Monday. She replaces former Sec. Halsey Beshears who resigned from that post due to health reasons last month.

Large Utilities Cut Off Power to More Than 120,000 Florida Families Over Holidays, New...

The total number of residential disconnections by Florida’s utilities has continued to rise in recent months. Since August, the six utility companies have disconnected more than 330,000 Florida families. 

State Regulators Take Aim At Home Solar Rights

Home solar rights – particularly a state policy called net metering – might be on the line when the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) hosts a virtual workshop on Sept. 17.

Florida Delegation Urges PSC, State Government to Suspend Utility Disconnections During Coronavirus Crisis

We write to request that the Florida Public Service Commission work with the Florida Department of Health and Florida Division of Emergency Management to temporarily suspend disconnections of all water, sewer, electricity, and gas services in the State of Florida for 60 days during the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic.

PSC Approves Interim Storm Recovery Surcharge that Duke Energy Will Charge Customers

DEF reported costs of $171.3 million, including interest. With the PSC’s approval, a monthly residential 1,000-kilowatt-hour customer bill will increase $5.34—effective March 2020 through February 2021.

PSC Holding Workshops in Tampa Bay on 813 Area Code Plans

The public is invited to attend the workshops and comment on the 813 area code plans. Several proposals for relief will be discussed, including the “all-services overlay” plan and “boundary elimination overlay” plan. The “all-services overlay” plan would assign an additional area code to the same geographic region as the existing 813 area code.

PSC: Lifeline Assistance Discount on Stand-Alone Voice Service Lowered

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) announced the Lifeline Assistance program discount on stand-alone voice service has decreased from $9.25 to $7.25 per month with the new rate starting on Sunday.

New 448 Area Code Officially Approved to Come to North Florida in 2021

This week, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved adding the 448 area code to the 850 area code currently in place in parts of the Big Bend and the Panhandle. The 448 area code will only be for new phone numbers and will be launched in the middle of 2021. Phone numbers in the 850 area code were expected to be scarce by 2022.