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February 23, 2018

Energy & Utilities

Fracking Ban Bill Passes First Senate Committee

Despite early indications that a proposal to ban fracking in Florida would not advance in the current state legislative session, the bill passed its first senate committee Monday. Read more »
Published on 2/7/2018

Clean manufacturing: A business profile of Innova

Innova's home panels weather Mother Nature's best shot and are energy-efficient. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

Duke Energy Florida customers will not see rate increase for Hurricane Irma and related $513-million in storm costs

Company will apply federal tax savings to prevent rate increase -- Average residential customer will save $187 Read more »
Published on 1/24/2018

President's Decision on Solar Tariffs is a Loss for America

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – the national trade association for the U.S. industry - and its members expressed disappointment in the decision by President Trump to impose 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2018

FPL to apply federal tax savings toward $1.3 billion cost of Hurricane Irma to prevent increase in customer rates

Because of federal tax savings beginning in 2018, FPL will not need to raise rates to pay for the unprecedented Hurricane Irma restoration - saving each of FPL's 4.9 million customers an average of $250 Read more »
Published on 1/18/2018

Florida Power & Light Company joins contingent of electric power industry experts to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced that a 10-person team of restoration experts traveled to Puerto Rico this past weekend to support ongoing restoration efforts across the Commonwealth. FPL's team joined a contingent of seven Incident Management Teams (IMTs), each comprised of professionals representing electric companies from across the U.S. Read more »
Published on 1/17/2018

Hubbell Incorporated to Acquire Aclara Technologies LLC for $1.1 Billion

Strengthens Hubbell Power Systems' Leadership Position in Utility Markets; Adds High Quality Critical Components with Communication Functionality Read more »
Published on 12/27/2017

Florida PSC Decides on FPL's Environmental Recovery and Solar Project Costs

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today found that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) acted prudently in complying with environmental regulatory agencies' requirements for its Turkey Point Cooling Canal Monitoring Plan. FPL asked to recover the plan's costs through the PSC's Environmental Cost Recovery Clause (ECRC). Read more »
Published on 12/13/2017

Building a Smarter Energy Future

Duke Energy is shaping the energy future with cleaner, smarter solutions for Florida and its 1.8 million customers here in the Sunshine State. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2017

Duke Energy settlement agreement paves way for smarter energy future

Settlement includes investments in grid modernization, smart meters, solar, electric vehicle charging stations, battery storage and new programs to enhance customer choices Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2017

Duke Energy wrapping up final restorations on isolated post-Irma power outages in Florida

Duke Energy announced on Wednesday night that it had restored electricity to essentially all customers impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida, though crews continue repair work on isolated, scattered power outages. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2017

Restoration workforce triples in Southwest Florida with focus on Hurricane Irma's hardest-hit areas

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced that more than 11,000 workers continue restoring service in the hardest-hit areas of Southwest Florida. The company has restored service to nearly all of its 4.4 million customers, or more than 99 percent, impacted by Irma. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2017

Should power lines go underground?

UF's director of energy studies observes that installing power lines underground to prevent outages during hurricanes may not be the magic bullet many are seeking. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2017

Bing runs out of energy

Energy updates from around Florida including electric vehicles, biodiesel-fueled trains, rooftop solar, utility notes. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

In search of a better battery

A startup company in Volusia County is trying to develop a lightweight, environmentally friendly battery. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

Supply side: A Gainesville company supplies natural gas to utilities in 15 states

Infinite Energy supplies natural gas to utilities in 15 states — and is pushing for deregulation in Florida's electric power markets. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

APR Energy Delivers Backup Generation for South Australia

A newly signed contract with SA Power Networks installs APR Energy as the last line of defense against power outages in South Australia, adding as much as 276MW to the grid through the use of emissions-friendly mobile gas turbines at two sites. The plants should provide critical grid stability before December 1, 2017. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2017

NextEra Energy, Inc. and NextEra Energy Partners, LP Second Quarter 2017 Release

NextEra Energy delivers strong second-quarter financial and operational results Read more »
Published on 7/27/2017

FPL installs first of 1 million new Treasure Coast solar panels as part of major statewide solar expansion

Three new universal solar energy centers in Indian River and St. Lucie counties will cost-effectively generate clean, emissions-free energy for customers starting early next year Read more »
Published on 7/11/2017

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