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FPL Seeks Base Rate Hike For Nuke Upgrades

Florida Power & Light this month asked state regulators to approve a $113 million increase in base electric rates to pay the bulk of the costs for recent upgrades at the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear-power plants.

CBS Miami–10/16/2013

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Could Your Smart Phone Be A “Ticking Time Bomb”

Could your cell phone be a ticking time bomb that could put you in danger?

05/08/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Esiason: Beyonce’s Show Shorted Out Electricity Twice During Rehearsals

CBS’ Boomer Esiason was on the WFAN Monday morning and discussed the blackout during Super Bowl XLVII. Esiason said Beyonce’s halftime show shorted out the electricity twice during rehearsals, but said he couldn’t be sure that’s what caused the outage.

CBS Miami–02/04/2013

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Fla.Regulators Approve $350M FPL Base Rate Increase

After tweaking a controversial settlement agreement, state regulators Thursday approved a plan that will lead to Florida Power & Light increasing base electric rates by $350 million in January.

CBS4–12/14/2012

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Fla. Regulators Consider FPL Base Rate Increase

The state Public Service Commission is expected to decide whether to approve a controversial settlement proposal that would allow Florida Power & Light to raise base electric rates by $378 million in January.

CBS4–12/13/2012

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Hurricane Sandy Causes “Failure To Communicate”

As viewers in South Florida watch worrisome images from the Hurricane Sandy storm zone, many worry about friends and loved ones that might be there, and have reached out to try to learn how they did through the storm. It hasn’t been easy to connect.

CBS4–10/30/2012

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FPL Works To Restore Power In S. Fla.

More than 16,000 thousand FPL customers still have no power in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

CBS4–08/28/2012

Crews worked to quickly restore electricity after a construction crew knocked some power lines down in the area A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale.

Power Outages Minor Across South Florida

A very small number of South Floridians are already without power prior to Tropical Storm Isaac’s arrival.

CBS4–08/25/2012

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FPL Prepares For Storm With Upgraded Electrical Systems

Florida Power and Light doesn’t want to leave you in the dark as Tropical Storm Isaac moves closer to Florida. The company said Thursday its ready to respond should Isaac cause a problem for South Florida.

CBS4–08/23/2012

A new transformer, which came from Austria, has arrived at Turkey Point, after a long journey. The new transformer sits on the transport truck and the Unit#3 and Unit #4 Containment Buildings can be seen in the background at FPL's Turkey Point facility. (EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Turkey Point Gets New Transformer

As part of a billion dollar makeover of Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, a new “extra high voltage” transformer arrived on Monday.

CBS4–07/03/2012

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