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Duke Energy Florida files higher 2018 rates

Duke Energy LogoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Duke Energy Florida (DEF) on Thursday filed its annual request to set electric rates for 2018 with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).

Based on fuel, capacity, energy conservation and environmental costs, DEF estimates in 2018 residential customers’ rates will increase about 8.5 percent, for a total cost of $128.54 per 1,000 kWh.

Duke Energy Florida eel grass giveaway

A young girl learns how to care for eelgrass from a Duke Energy Florida volunteer. (PHOTO: Heather Danenhower, Duke Energy Florida)

As part as Duke Energy’s commitment to the environment and community, the company’s Crystal River Mariculture Center will be giving away free eelgrass to local residents while supplies last.

Duke Energy, in partnership with Save Crystal River, will be teach Citrus County coastal residents how to harvest, grow and plant eelgrass.

Residents will receive both pots and bare root plants, along with supplies and instructions for planting and growing.

Sabal Trail gas flowing from Alabama to Florida

Sabal Trail Project

LAKE MARY, Fla. –- Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP), NextEra Energy, Inc., and Duke Energy, announced today that on July 3, 2017, it placed into commercial service its pipeline system and facilities from Alexander City, Alabama, to the Central Florida Hub in Kissimmee, Fla.

CHS teacher attends Duke Energy-sponsored science event in Colorado

Amanda McKenna (right), a science teacher at Citrus High School in Inverness., examines insects from a water-quality testing activity at Keystone Science School’s Key Issues Institute on June 23. Duke Energy sponsored 14 Florida teachers to attend the STEM education-focused training, along with 19 other teachers from across the country. Duke Energy has sponsored 116 teachers from its seven-state service territory to attend KSS over the past 20 years who have implemented innovative STEM concepts in their loc
Citrus High School teacher Amanda McKenna this year was invited to a special training session in Colorado, thanks to a grant from Duke Energy.
 
McKenna joined 13 other Duke Energy-sponsored teachers for five days of training in Keystone, Colo.
 
Since 1976, Keystone Science School, or KSS, has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences.
 

Duke Energy volunteers trim walking trail

FROM LEFT: Duke Energy employees Larry Campo and Carolle Butler. (PHOTO: Heather Danenhower on May 30, 2017)

By Heather Danenhower,
Duke Energy Communications Manager

Armed with loppers, axes, small hand saws, machetes and other pruning tools, about 20 Duke Energy employees cleared brush at Crystal River Preserve State Park to beautify a walking trail and open the view to a mullet hole.

Duke Energy Florida files nuclear cost recovery with Florida Public Service Commission

ST. PETERSBURG — Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today filed for its annual nuclear cost recovery with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC). 
The proposed changes would become effective in the January 2018 billing cycle and continue through the December 2018 billing cycle.
 

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