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Consumers must juggle numerous utilities from phone and internet to electric and gas. Service problems with these utilities can be a nightmare. (credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislature Considers Bill To Tighten Utility Regulation

Several proposed bills, limiting the panel that sets electric rates in Florida, are heading towards passage in the Legislature.


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House Panel Approves PSC Reform Bill

A House bill that calls for a number of reforms at the Florida Public Service Commission, including term limits for commissioners, has cleared another hurdle.


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FPL, Public Counsel At Odds Over Rate Hike

On Thursday, Florida utility regulators made their position clear: they want all the facts before deciding whether they will approve FPL’s proposed rate hike.

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FPL Predicts Smaller Rate Increase For 2013

The news is good, sort of, for customers of Florida Power and Light. Rates are still expected to increase in 2013, according to filings by the utility with the Public Service Commission, but according to FPL’s calculations, not by as much as first expected.


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PSC Orders FPL To Change Customer Service Tactic

South Florida residents who call Florida Power and Light to set up service will no longer have to listen to sales pitches while they wait to have their order confirmed.


(Source: CBS4)

Florida PSC Approves FPL’s 2-Year Rate Freeze

The Florida Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement for a two-year freeze in base rates for the state’s biggest electric utility, FPL.