Florida Power & Light aid as disconnections loom
Florida Power & Light said Friday it will offer aid to customers who are behind on their electric bills, as the company prepares to begin disconnections that have been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. FPL said, in part, it will provide bill credits of up to $200 to some residential and small-business customers. The utility plans to write off the credit amounts as bad debt. Separately, FPL plans to speed up refunds of customer deposits. The moves come as FPL plans to resume the disconnections of some customers in October.
JEA customers surprised by significant spike in July utility bills
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Have you noticed a spike in your utility bills for the month of July? My husband has been a little bit this month so I'm really surprised about that bill," said Kimberlee Barquist, JEA customer. Kimberlee Barquist says her JEA utility bill increased nearly 100 dollars from June to July with no major changes in her family's normal habits. That can add up over time, especially when youre cooking most meals at home. When youre cooking on top of the stove, always match the size of the pan size to the size of the element or burner.