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Tropical Storm #Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a #Category_2 #hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane An intensifying storm system that became Tropical Storm Michael Sunday afternoon is setting its sights on the northern Gulf Coast, and forecasters say it could be a Category 2 hurricane when it makes landfall. “In fact, nearly every piece of intensity guidance … Continue reading Tropical Storm #Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a #Category_2 #hurricane

How a #Florida Utility Became the Global King of Green Power #NextEra

How a Florida Utility Became the Global King of Green Power Who is the world’s largest operator of wind and solar farms? It’s also America’s most valuable power company. Still stumped? It’s by design. “That is a marketing problem…that we foster intentionally,” Michael O’Sullivan, NextEra Energy Inc.’s head of renewable development, told University of Notre … Continue reading How a #Florida Utility Became the Global King of Green Power #NextEra

Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request

Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request Waiver would have allowed for speedy equipment site relocation The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request from the developer behind wind turbines proposed for Cass and Miami counties that would have allowed it to easily change where it connects with an electric transmission grid. The Feb. … Continue reading Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request

It’s time to disrupt Florida’s electricity industry

It’s time to disrupt Florida’s electricity industry It’s time to disrupt Florida’s electricity industry When you think about utilities – the energy that powers our homes and businesses – ‘disruption’ is probably the last word you’d think of as a positive. Yet disruption is exactly what Florida’s energy marketplace needs. Competition breeds innovation. When innovators … Continue reading It’s time to disrupt Florida’s electricity industry

Electricity choice short-circuits at CRC

Electricity choice short-circuits at CRC Proposal 51, modeled after Texas’ deregulation under former governor George W. Bush, would have allowed customers to buy electricity from third-party suppliers that would be able to transmit the power through lines operated by utility companies. A committee of the Constitution Revision Commission voted Friday to reject a proposal that … Continue reading Electricity choice short-circuits at CRC

Seminole Electric proposes $727M natural gas plant

Seminole Electric proposes $727M natural gas plant State regulators will hear arguments in March on proposals for two new natural gas power plants in Putnam and Pasco counties that would supply electricity to customers of electric cooperatives throughout Florida. Filings last week with the state Public Service Commission show a two-pronged strategy by Tampa-based Seminole … Continue reading Seminole Electric proposes $727M natural gas plant

New #Florida muni solar program cuts #NEM rates, includes battery storage incentives

New Florida muni solar program cuts NEM rates, includes battery storage incentives The Jacksonville Electric Authority Board of Directors last week approved a wide-ranging plan aimed at increasing clean energy options, but also trims the retail net metering rate for new customers. The utility’s plan will add 250 MW of utility-scale solar to its system, … Continue reading New #Florida muni solar program cuts #NEM rates, includes battery storage incentives

#Florida regulators vote to end #Duke_Energy nuclear power fee

Florida regulators vote to end Duke Energy nuclear power fee That is essentially the deal Duke Energy customers will get after the Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to accept a settlement from Duke regarding its Levy County nuclear site. It ends the controversial payments that customers were being forced to make to pay … Continue reading #Florida regulators vote to end #Duke_Energy nuclear power fee