State Consumer Advocate To Consider FPL Increase
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida Power & Light should know by the end of the week if a state consumer advocate will appeal a base rate increase.
The Public Service Commission on Monday issued a formal order for the increase that it approved Dec. 14.
That began a 30-day period for appealing to the Florida Supreme Court.
Public Counsel J.R. Kelly said he’s leaning toward an appeal but won’t make a decision until his lawyers review the final order.
It accepts a settlement between FPL and several commercial and federal government customers. Kelly and the Florida Retail Federation oppose the agreement, saying it’s a bad deal for most customers.
The settlement is expected to raise monthly base rates for a typical residential customer by nearly $10 over the next four years.
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