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FPL Hoping For $1.3B Rate Increase

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Florida’s largest electric utility is asking for a $1.3 billion rate hike.   It’s making its pitch to state regulators.

Florida power and light is planning to phase in the rate changes over the next three years.  The first bump would raise a typical customer’s bill by about $8.50.  But atypical customers—namely a group of industrial consumers—are raising concerns.  Here’s their attorney Jon Moyle.

“If they’re flying around on falcon jets and helicopters is that part of their ask here and are they seeking money from the rate payers for that or not?” Florida Industrial Power Users attorney Jon Moyle asked.   

FPL is the third largest electric utility in the country and serves nearly five million Floridians.  The state’s public service commission has the next two weeks blocked out for testimony in the case.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.