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After 43 Years of Peace, a Joint Agreement Between FPL and AT&T On Utility Pole Uses Breaks Down

| August 2, 2019

FPL alleged that the telecommunications company did not pay about $20 million owed for 2017 and 2018. The companies have had what is known as a joint-use agreement since 1975 that has allowed them to share poles.

State and Utilities Gang Up Against Proposed Amendment Deregulating Electricity

| June 25, 2019

The proposal, backed by Citizens for Energy Choices, calls for creating “competitive” electricity markets in which customers would have the right to choose electricity providers or to produce their own power.

FPL Will Use Tax Savings To Cover Hurricane Repair Costs Rather Than Lower Customers’ Bills

| May 15, 2019

The issue involves hundreds of millions of dollars a year in savings from a federal tax overhaul and an estimated $1.3 billion in costs of restoring power after the 2017 hurricane.

Bill Pushing Underground Power Lines Passes, But Higher Utility Bills Are Likely

| May 2, 2019

A key part of the bill would change the way underground power-line projects are financed, a change that could lead to more projects — but also higher bills for utility customers.

FPL Plans Vast Expansion of Solar Power Fields by 2030, Adding 11,000 MW of Capacity

| January 16, 2019

FPL over the years has shifted away from using coal and oil to fuel power plants and relies heavily on natural gas, nuclear and, increasingly, solar.

Citing Company’s Tax Savings, FPL Customers Seek $736 Million Refund and Lower Rates

| December 27, 2018

Florida Power & Light has asked state regulators to reject a petition that seeks to force the utility to refund as much as $736 million to customers and reduce base electric rates.

Palm Coast Council Explores More Underground Power Lines, But FPL
Makes It Expensive

| November 14, 2018

FPL is inviting Palm Coast government to “convert” more overhead power lines to underground lines, but the city would have to assume most of the cost. Council members are cool to the idea.

Why Should FPL Customers Pay For Its Polluting, Lawbreaking Mistake? Court Will Decide.

| July 23, 2018

FPL wants to bill customers across the state, including Flagler, $206 million in recovery costs for its own polluting mistake at its Turkey Point plant in South Florida.

FPL Will Reimburse Customers Modest Amount Following Overcharge For Matthew Recovery

| May 21, 2018

For a residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month, the credit would amount to $3.18, to be credited in a future bill.

FPL Will Not Charge Customers For Irma Repairs After All, Citing Tax Savings

| January 16, 2018

FPL says savings from the federal tax overhaul will allow it to avoid billing customers for the $1.3 billion cost of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

FPL Customers Will be Billed $176 Million For Pollution Cleanup Following Leak at Utility

| December 13, 2017

All electricity customers in Flagler County are serviced by FPL and will see the cost, albeit modest, reflected in their bills even though the leak took place in South Florida.

FPL Marks Opening of Its Palm Coast Service Center, a Category 5-Resistant Building

| October 18, 2017

The 25,000-square-foot building near Florida Hospital Flagler can house some 100 workers in emergencies and would help speed repairs after a storm.

Irma Insurance Claims Nearing $2 Billion, Exceed Matthew and Hermine Combined

| September 21, 2017

Calculated through Sunday afternoon, Irma’s losses easily exceeded the 119,000 claims and $1.2 billion in losses for Matthew and the 19,700 claims and $139 million in losses from Hermine.

Nursing Home Where Eight Died Wasn’t On FPL’s Priority List For Power Restoration

| September 18, 2017

FPL placed nursing homes in a second tier of infrastructure — behind “critical” but ahead of residential homes. Local officials gave the Hollywood Hills home that designation using FPL guidance.

FPL Lies

| September 15, 2017

FPL’s response to Hurricane Irma in Flagler has been disgraceful and secretive, both at the expense of local emergency responses and at the expense of residents.

With a Third of Flagler Still Without Power, FPL Offers Little More Than Scripted Answers

| September 14, 2017

Florida Power and Light is not telling customers when their power will be reconnected nor giving an idea of where the work is taking place next.

FPL Says 10 Percent of Flagler Residents Expected to Lose Power, Millions More Across Florida

| September 10, 2017

FPL is deploying nearly 17,000 line workers across the state and conducting repairs between Hurricane Irma feeder bands to minimize outages.

FPL Projects 4.1 Million Could Lose Power in Coming Days; Time Runs Out To Flee Irma

| September 9, 2017

FPL has pre-positioned more than 13,500 recovery workers from its staff and other states at 20 staging areas, including a new bunker-like facility in Palm Coast.

Behind Solar Shades Soon in Palm Coast, A “Voluntary” FPL Program of Limited Benefit But Ample Marketing

| September 1, 2017

FPL’s SolarNow program bills willing customers $9 a month then uses the money to build solar-power installations like those coming to Holland Park, City Hall and the Community Center.

Court To Decide Legality of Those Utility Bills For Nukes Plants That May Never Be Built

| July 31, 2017

A federal appeals court hears arguments in a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that has led to Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy Florida collecting money from customers for nuclear-power projects.

No Coal Resurgence Here: FPL Seeks to Shut Down Dirty-Energy Plant in Jacksonville

| May 23, 2017

FPL says shutting down the coal-fired plant will save customers money and have environmental benefits, including a reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions.

In Victory for Local Governments, FPL Loses Appeal Over Having to Bury Power Lines

| February 27, 2017

The state Supreme Court on Friday turned down an appeal by Florida Power & Light in a case about whether the utility could be required to install underground transmission lines.

FPL Will Bill You an Extra $40 This Year For Restoring Power During Hurricane Matthew

| February 7, 2017

The state Public Service Commission approved a $318.5 million request by FPL to cover the costs of restoring power after the storm pummeled Flagler and other Florida counties.

Electric Rates Will Go Up 8% on Jan. 1, and 13% by 2018 as Regulators Approve FPL Settlement

| November 30, 2016

FPL rates in Flagler County and across the state will go up substantially over the next three years, starting in January, as the Publci Service Commission approved an $800 million base-rate increase for the utility.

Despite $1.65 Billion Profit in 2015, FPL Seeks 23% Rate Increase Over Next Three Years

| August 22, 2016

The proposal would increase the monthly base rate for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity from $57 to about $70 by 2020. The Public Service Commission would have to approve.

Don’t Be Fooled: FPL Knocks Off 34-Cent Nukes Charge Only to Prepare for 22.6% Base-Rate Increase

| July 7, 2016

Typical customers will see a 34 cent a month decrease, but FPL is preparing to ask for a huge base-rate increase of 22.6 percent over three years, which will make the savings from the nuclear charge irrelevant.

FPL Bills Customers for Unbuilt Nuclear Plants But Wants Out of Justifying Need

| May 18, 2016

Attorneys for consumers and business and environmental groups are fighting FPL’s request for a waiver from filing an annual analysis about the feasibility of adding two nuclear reactors in South Florida.

Court Deals Blow to FPL’s Already Leaky Nuclear Power Plans at Turkey Point

| April 20, 2016

An appeals court Wednesday overturned a decision by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet that could have helped clear the way for Florida Power & Light to add two nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade County.

FPL Reports Profits of $1.65 Billion for 2015 But Still Seeks 15% Rate Increase by 2019

| January 28, 2016

Despite the good news to FPL shareholders, FPL has asked for an $8.50-a-month rate increase in 2017, rising to $14-a-month by 2019. The Florida Public Service Commission must approve the rate increases after public hearings.

Starting With $8.50 Increase Next Year, FPL Seeks Monthly Rate Increase of $14 By 2020

| January 17, 2016

The proposal would help cover the nearly $16 billion that the power company has been investing since 2014 to improve its electricity service.

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