Florida’s PSC news

  • PSC Reduces TECO Rates to Reflect State Income Tax Savings
    on December 10, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today reduced Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) rates to reflect $4.96 million in savings from Florida’s 2019 temporary state corporate income tax rate reduction. This credit, combined with other recent PSC-approved rate changes, decreases the […]

  • Florida PSC Commission Conference on Tuesday
    on December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Commission Conference on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Items scheduled for consideration can be found here. Public comment may be taken on any item noticed for public participation. The Commission Conference is scheduled for […]

  • Florida PSC Commissioner Julie Brown Appointed to NARUC Board
    on December 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Florida Public Service Commissioner Julie Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC). NARUC represents State Public Service Commissioners who regulate essential utility services, such as electricity, telecommunications, gas, […]

  • Florida PSC Announces Federal Lifeline Assistance Program Benefit Change
    on December 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    The Lifeline Assistance program discount on stand-alone voice service is decreasing from $9.25 to $7.25 per month, effective December 1. The reduction stems from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) action in 2016.  Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of home or […]

  • PSC Moves Forward With Storm Protection Rules
    on November 5, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today held a public hearing on its proposed storm protection rules at the request of the Office of Public Counsel (OPC). Approved by the Commission on October 3, the proposed rules require utilities to create ten-year storm protection plans to reduce […]

  • PSC Maintains Higher Utility Energy Conservation Goals
    on November 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Rejecting its staff recommendation, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today voted to continue its 2015 peak demand and energy conservation goals for electric utilities subject to the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA).  The Commissioners also chose to actively […]

  • Florida PSC Grants Interim Relief for Florida Public Utilities
    on November 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    To avoid excessive customer rate shock, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a stipulation offered jointly by Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC) and the Office of Public Counsel, which represents Florida’s consumers.  The “Storm Interim Stipulation” […]

  • New 448 Area Code Coming to North Florida in 2021
    on November 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    With new phone numbers in high demand in North Florida, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved an area code overlay that will add a new 448 area code to the area now served by the existing 850 area code. Expected to begin in mid-2021, the new area code overlay will affect only […]