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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

Florida Regulators OK #Duke ’s Solar Plans Under Settlement Agreement

Florida Regulators OK Duke’s Solar Plans Under Settlement Agreement Duke Energy Florida has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to move forward with its settlement agreement that the utility says will pave the way to a smarter energy future for Florida customers. The company also received approval for its fuel, capacity, energy … Continue reading Florida Regulators OK #Duke ’s Solar Plans Under Settlement Agreement

Solar In The Sunshine State: #Tampa_Electric Commits To 600 MW Under Rate Settlement

Solar In The Sunshine State: Tampa Electric Commits To 600 MW Under Rate Settlement Tampa Electric, an investor-owned electric utility in Florida, has reached a rate settlement agreement with various parties to significantly expand the company’s use of solar power and provide rate certainty to customers. During the next four years, Tampa Electric plans to … Continue reading Solar In The Sunshine State: #Tampa_Electric Commits To 600 MW Under Rate Settlement

Utilities face barrage of questions as power returns to #Tampa_Bay #Irma

Utilities face barrage of questions as power returns to Tampa Bay They have many questions about the strength of local power utilities’ infrastructure and failing communication systems that forced angry residents to report the same outages multiple times before getting help. Much of residents’ ire during and after the storm was directed at Duke Energy, … Continue reading Utilities face barrage of questions as power returns to #Tampa_Bay #Irma

After the #Hurricane, Solar Kept Florida Homes and a City’s Traffic Lights Running #IRMA

After the Hurricane, Solar Kept Florida Homes and a City’s Traffic Lights Running By using energy storage with solar panels, some homeowners were able to go off-grid, showing how distributed power could speed future storm recovery. Just after midnight on Sept. 11, Eugenio Pereira awoke to the sound of tropical-storm-force winds slamming his Gainesville, Florida, … Continue reading After the #Hurricane, Solar Kept Florida Homes and a City’s Traffic Lights Running #IRMA