Florida Power & Light to lower customers’ bills amid pandemic — cites lower fuel costs

“Florida Power & Light Company has announced they will lower bills for customers as residents continue to face struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to WSVN television in Miami.

“The decision was announced on Monday morning.

“If approved by the Florida Public Service Commission, starting on May 1, FPL plans to issue a “one-time decrease of nearly 25% for the typical residential customer bill.”

“The company said the decision comes as a result of lower fuel costs.

“Business owners will also see a decrease in their bills, dependent by rate class.”

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3 thoughts on “Florida Power & Light to lower customers’ bills amid pandemic — cites lower fuel costs”

  1. Hilarious. No one in Florida (or the whole country) is going to pay their bills tomorrow. They aren’t going to pay their rent much less a 25% off bill for anything— but food. Florida has issues that start with their Governor, what a dunce. Criminal – a Governor that is 100% brain dead.

  2. Chip:

    As a FPL customer here in St. Augustine, it will mean a reduction of about $25 for one month for us –– which we can apply to some essentials. Not much, but at this point we’ll take every twenty-five bucks we can find. Also, FPL has extended our April due-date by 28 days, so that will also help.

    The city has suspended all utility bill payments until some uncertain date and our landlord has agreed to defer half the April rent –– at least for short period of time. All of that helps, but we have no interest in deferring bills until it becomes an insurmountable obstacle down the road, so we await our $2,400 deposit like millions of others who want to stay as current as possible with bills while also living on more than peanut butter sandwiches and pork & beans.

    Most importantly, if Gov. DeSantis will quit sucking up to Trump and do something for the people, maybe we’ll see the elusive apex reached here sooner rather than later. At least we can hope he does something –– and ASAP. Newsom seems to be doing what he can for California, so hope that curve flattens out soon.

    Meantime, stay well.

    Steve

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