January 19, 2022

Energy & Utilities

OUC studies shutting down two coal-powered plants

In the suburbs of east Orange County, two 50-foot concrete cooling towers at the Orlando Utilities Commission's Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center loom over the surroundings. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Florida Introduces Community Solar Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Access, Jobs

Florida State Senator Lori Berman introduced community solar legislation (SB 1156), which will expand consumer access to affordable clean energy Read more »
Published on 2/19/2019

Cleaning up: Duke is on the verge of replacing two coal plants with a natural gas plant

Next month, after more than two years of construction, Duke Energy is scheduled to open its $1.5-billion combined-cycle natural gas plant near Crystal River in Citrus County. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Rising star: A UCF physicist lands a coveted federal ‘early career' grant

If young scientists were ranked like young quarterbacks, Michael Chini would be a top prospect. Chini, 33, earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Canada's McGill University in 2007 and then a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Central Florida five years later. Now he's an assistant professor in UCF's physics department who has started down the tenure track. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Nuclear Reaction

FPL moves forward with plans for two nuclear reactors that might not be built. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Big Switch

Gulf Power employees and customers await announcements from NextEra about the company's strategy in Northeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Sell JEA?

An advisory firm suggests JEA could get top dollar from a private buyer. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Nuclear option: Indian River State College's nuclear training program goes worldwide

Five years after the federal government funded Indian River State College to replicate its nuclear plant technician training program on a national level, the college has succeeded at supplying a new cohort of nuclear plant workers across the U.S. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

JEA and City of Jacksonville File Complaint on Plant Vogtle Agreement

JEA and City of Jacksonville File For Declaratory Judgment To Deem Plant Vogtle Power Purchase Agreement With MEAG Power “Ultra Vires,” Void and Unenforceable Read more »
Published on 9/13/2018

CE Power and Power Grid Engineering Merge and Form New Holding Company

The combination results in an industry leading provider of power engineering and field services Read more »
Published on 9/6/2018

'Nuclear option' -- and other energy updates throughout Florida

Five years after the federal government funded Indian River State College to replicate its nuclear plant technician training program on a national level, the college has succeeded at supplying a new cohort of nuclear plant workers across the U.S. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

Florida PSC Reduces TECO Customer Bills

Tampa Electric Company's (TECO) monthly residential customer bills will be reduced by $6.50 per 1,000 kWh due to the Florida Public Service Commission's (PSC) approval today on savings from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

NextEra Energy completes acquisition of Florida City Gas from Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Florida City Gas from Southern Company. Read more »
Published on 7/31/2018

Duke Energy selects five Florida locations for Site Readiness Program that supports economic development and jobs

Five properties in Volusia, Marion, Levy, Wakulla and Hamilton counties to participate in company's economic development initiative Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

FPL customers to receive $28 million refund in August as regulators approve Hurricane Matthew cost agreement

FPL to issue customer bill credits during the month of August totaling approximately $28 million; Refund equates to about $3 per 1,000 kWh for residential customers; refunds will also be issued to business customers Read more »
Published on 7/11/2018

Sunrun Brings Affordable Solar, Backup Power And Jobs To Florida

Following a Public Service Commission decision, Sunrun is expanding clean, reliable and affordable energy to households across the state as hurricane season approaches Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

API announces 'Explore Offshore' coalition to support access to the Atlantic's offshore oil nad natural gas resources

This broad coalition of community organizations, businesses, and local associations across the Southeast in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, has come together to voice support for reliable, safe, and affordable energy. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Higher gas prices negatively impact summer travel plans

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to our 2018 Summer Travel survey. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

Southern Company Announces Sale of Certain Florida Assets to NextEra Energy

Southern Company today announced that it has entered into agreements to sell Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas and the entities holding Southern Power's interests in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton to NextEra Energy for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $6.475 billion. Net of debt, this reflects an equity value of approximately $5.075 billion. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

NextEra Energy reaches definitive agreements to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and additional assets from Southern Company

Compelling all-cash transactions of attractive electric and natural-gas franchises complement NextEra Energy's existing operations within Florida Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

Gas prices face upward pressure in Florida, partly due to uncertainties from Iran Nuclear Deal

Oil prices reached a new 2018 high, on the belief that President Trump may pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Such a move would likely reinstate sanctions, resulting in reduced global supply, and higher fuel prices. Read more »
Published on 5/8/2018

Major Solar Energy Project Announced by Florida Municipal Utilities

Project will be one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation. Read more »
Published on 5/7/2018

Florida PSC to hold Hurricane Preparedness and Restoration Actions Workshop

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a workshop on electric utilities' hurricane preparedness and restoration on May 2-3, 2018 in Tallahassee. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2018

Duke Energy announces new executive appointments

Harry Sideris named senior vice president and chief distribution officer, succeeding Michael Lewis who will retire after 30 years in the energy industry. Catherine Stempien named Florida state president. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2018

NRC to Issue New Reactor Licenses to Florida Power and Light for Turkey Point Site Near Miami

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorized its staff to issue Combined Licenses for Florida Power and Light's Turkey Point site in Florida. The licenses grant FPL permission to build and operate two AP1000 reactors at the site, about 25 miles south of Miami. Read more »
Published on 4/10/2018

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Meet the real captain of the Gasparilla pirate ship
Meet the real captain of the Gasparilla pirate ship

Around Tampa Bay, a pirate ship often stands as the area’s symbol, especially for the Jan. 29 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates. Some 300,000 people are expected to swarm Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa to beg the invading pirates for beads and doubloons in a daylong parade.

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