Tampa Electric Co.
A new “pro solar-energy” coalition will push for its own ballot initiative as a way to counter a separate group’s proposed constitutional amendment to expand the use of solar energy in Florida.
Pointing to issues such as relatively low fuel costs, Florida Power & Light and Tampa Electric Co. said Friday that customers can expect to save a little money on their monthly electric bills in 2015.
Florida’s biggest electric providers are asking state regulators this week to let them scale back energy-efficiency programs — such as rebates for installing solar panels and power-saving appliances — that they say have become expensive and benefit few customers.
Florida Power & Light will have more flexibility in negotiating electricity rates with some large commercial and industrial customers thanks to a proposal approved by state regulators on Tuesday.