FPL Customers Could See Rate Increase In 2023

September 7, 2022

Florida Power & Light customers could be facing higher bills in 2023.

FPL, and two other utilities in the state, filed petitions last week with the Florida Public Service Commission detailing higher costs for 2023, mostly from natural gas. If the proposals are approved, it will mean higher monthly bills next year.

In the FPL’s Northwest Florida territory, which was previously served by Gulf Power, the typical 1,000 kwh a month customer will see their bill go from $155.61 in 2022 to $160.43 in 2023. FPL customers in the rest of the state pay less, and would see an increase from $120.67 now to $130.23 in 2023.

“FPL believes it is appropriate to continue to monitor the market to determine whether the conditions and international events that have sharply impacted the natural gas market will moderate, such that a future fuel forecast may mitigate the projected fuel costs to be recovered,” the FPL petition stated. “FPL will continue to update its fuel cost calculation with additional data reflecting actual gas prices, actual sales and actual revenues. At the appropriate time toward the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, FPL will file a request for recovery based on an updated calculation, to be considered by the commission in early 2023 for implementation following the customer notice period.”


33 Responses to “FPL Customers Could See Rate Increase In 2023”

  1. Frank on September 11th, 2022 10:03 pm

    Well when it was Gulf Power you guys kept whining about everything they did so Southern Company got fed up with it and sold them to FPL. Are you happy now?????

  2. Well on September 10th, 2022 8:35 am

    They’re just a little special.

  3. Dola on September 9th, 2022 9:15 pm

    Solar is a scam. FPL is evil.

  4. TB on September 8th, 2022 12:19 pm

    I challenge everyone to look into wind and solar production (I have) there is absolutely no way economically feasible to replace existing generation with wind and solar… It’s a scam.. Example: A 2mw wind turbine takes 260 tons of steel produced from 300 tons of iron ore and 170 tons of coking coal mined and transported by hydrocarbons not to mention the amount of electricity required to run the iron furnace. The wind turbine could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much as was invested in building it.
    The Government also fines Electric companies for every bird the blades hit. When the blades wear out they have to be landfilled as at present they are not recyclable.
    The amount of acreage needed for solar is astronomical too, collectively businesses alone would cover tens of thousands of acres and you still have to operate at night.
    It’s all for show people..

  5. Kane on September 8th, 2022 11:05 am

    There will never be an investigation these guys bought DeSantis years ago with campaign donations through a shell company and probably still do. Also did you like how they changed the due date on your bill? Well, my mother-in-law hates it she is on a fixed income and now she has a late fee every month I wonder has anyone else had this happen to their bill?

  6. Bob on September 8th, 2022 10:09 am

    The New Green Deal…don’t you love it?

  7. CUSTOMER on September 8th, 2022 9:38 am

    WHY does the (natural gas price ) on pineforest refill station stay the same 2.05 for the last 5 plus years???????????

    WHY do the utility companies have to advertize (MILLIONS OF DOLLARS), WHO YOU GOING TO SWITCH TO???????

    WHY do they donate money? IT’S OUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!


  8. frugal on September 8th, 2022 7:44 am

    Yea, you really don’t need to run a/c – think of it as a free sauna. Cook on wood fires. Take cold showers. Use blankets in the winter, and dry laundry on a clothes line.

  9. Ooops they did it again on September 7th, 2022 8:55 pm

    Well..they knew coming in here they could eventually tell us our power lines needed upgrading. Then make us pay to put them underground…were like hurricane alley. We’re being scammed. They saw money signs…We needed a new company..but hard to find honest people anywhere.Tried to tell ya…..Money in the bank…not in our bank either!

  10. ensley boy on September 7th, 2022 8:10 pm

    Remember when the power plant switched from coal to natural gas because it was cheaper? Time to switch back to coal.

  11. Steve on September 7th, 2022 6:42 pm

    Let me guess how 2024 is looking

  12. Molino Mom on September 7th, 2022 4:48 pm

    I’ll let them shut my lights off if it goes up anymore. This is ridiculous!
    My bill was never over $130…and now its $250! AND my mortgage went up $400 due to “escrow & taxes”…you know what—-people like me are going to start walking away from it—I’m ready! I can’t afford to live anymore.

    If anyone is ready for a protest–COUNT ME IN!!! I can’t keep afloat with all this!

  13. Swampfox on September 7th, 2022 11:24 am

    Was stated FPL (nextera) and 2
    Other utilities had kinda joined hands !
    Thinking the other 2 are DUKE and
    TAMPA electric . Think those 3 are about
    It . Lots more Solar farms planned between
    Duke and Nextera (FPL). The price of nat..
    Gas has surely rocketed upwards so the
    Question is “what to do “. We can either pay
    and shut-up…or protest ! Either way we all need
    Electricity! The well heeled ain’t worried…they’ll
    just write a check & forgetaboutit. So, what to do
    is really the question !

  14. some guy on September 7th, 2022 10:51 am

    In early 2020 natural gas was around or under $2 a therm, (1000 cu foot). Look at the policies this administration has implemented. Natural gas is just over $8 a therm now. Yes, whether you agree or not, this administration has went to war on fossil fuels. Guess who pays, yeah, you! I’m not just regurgitating anti Biden crap, Google it. Google his staff. Look at the laws they have imposed on pipelines. Natural gas in whole, is a domestic product. Russia, Ukraine, China, OPEC….none affect the price. Policies do.

  15. RaD on September 7th, 2022 10:17 am

    Did you know the people in FPL’s NWF service area pay 0.8 cents per kWh for Hurricane Michael Restoration Recovery plus another 0.3 cents per kWh for Hurricane Sally storm restoration recovery? Add that up and you get 1.1 cents per kWh, which is around 10% your electric bill? Somewhere along the line, the Florida legislature has passed a law to allow electric Utilities to pass along the cost. This gives them no motivation to worry about cost, it is all passed along.

    Are you aware of the Transition Rider CHARGE that applies only to the panhandle?
    How about the Transition Rider CREDIT that applies to only FPL south FL?
    In 2022, the Charge is 2.106 cents per kWh while the Credit is 0.198 cents/kWh.
    In 2023, the Charge is 1.685 cents per kWh while the Credit is 0.158 cents/kWh.
    In 2024, the Charge is 1.264 cents per kWh while the Credit is 0.119 cents/kWh.
    In 2025, the Charge is 0.842 cents per kWh while the Credit is 0.079 cents/kWh.
    In 2026, the Charge is 0.421 cents per kWh while the Credit is 0.040 cents/kWh.

    So right now, 20% of your electric bill is a Charge they convinced the PSC they needed to transfer ownership from Gulf Power to FPL. And a small portion of that goes to the folks living in South Florida.

    30% of your 2022 electric bill is to pay for two hurricanes and to help them pay for purchasing Gulf Power.

  16. retired on September 7th, 2022 9:04 am

    They have to keep paying their investers, the high profits.
    They need to cut the gas off then and go back to coal. Why do they have to buy new trucks and cars ever 2 or 3 years?

  17. fisherman on September 7th, 2022 8:53 am

    @Molino Resident
    Power bills for mobile homes are high due to poor insulation.I have a 1800 sq ft home thermostat set at 71 and my monthly bill runs around 230 a month.Several years ago Gulf Power came out did a energy review on my home made several suggestions to improve my energy bill.I followed their advice and lowered my bill.Cost me some money but greatly helped.The fuel cost for running the power plant will fluctuate due to price of natural gas.Coal was cheaper and when they switched to natural gas I knew this would happen.

  18. Bewildered on September 7th, 2022 8:42 am

    Our elected leaders and the energy companies are in this together. I hope we don’t follow Europe‘s path (as a latecomer we usually lag a little behind ) and plan to hand out stimulus payments again to cover energy costs. Responsible people would use that money to pay for utility bills, while some will not. Then the government will act just like they did with college loans. Any outstanding bills will be forgiven (aka picked up and paid by the taxpayers). As long as people are obsessed with their party Affiliations instead of looking at dire problems themselves, this out of control spiraling madness will continue

  19. Just saying on September 7th, 2022 8:19 am

    As I am reading this I hear an ad on the radio for FPL. Why are they allowed to advertise on our dime? Most of their ads as nothing to do with saving energy just telling us what we already know and its not like we have a choice on who we use for power. Remember the cost of the ads are just added to their cost of doing business and they get the cost back and some added profit back on what they spend.

  20. Michael on September 7th, 2022 8:18 am

    Desantis should do something about this.

  21. SueB on September 7th, 2022 8:10 am

    FPL’s “Peak Hours” listed below. All other hours are considered “off-peak”

    Nov 1 – March 31: Monday through Friday between 6 am to 10 am, and
    6 am to 10 pm excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

    April 1 – Oct 31: Monday through Friday during the house from Noon to 9 pm excluding Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

  22.  V with FPL on September 7th, 2022 7:58 am

    Imagine that!!!!

  23. Lou on September 7th, 2022 7:54 am

    Shock! Not! We don’t have a choice in suppliers so…it’s like shooting fish in a barrel! They’ve got us!

  24. Molino Resident on September 7th, 2022 7:51 am

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I’ve just had 3 consecutive bills of almost $600 in my double wide trailer that I never had with Gulf Power. Rates have done nothing but go up tremendously since these vultures have taken over. So much for the reductions we were supposed to see. I’ll wind up having to cut my power off because I won’t be able to afford to keep it on.

  25. SueB on September 7th, 2022 7:50 am

    We can fix scam calls be smart enough to know the call is a scam even if you have paid or not paid your bill. However, we, the people are unable to fix FPL NW Fla scamming homeowers with such high electrical rates to pay for FPL equipment. We have wrote the Governor, Senator, Congressman, and Pensacola Lawyer to no avil.

  26. John on September 7th, 2022 7:42 am

    Term Limits! Get these crooks out of office!

  27. Trying to survive and WE VOTE! on September 7th, 2022 7:10 am

    Why do WE pay more in NW Florida? Probably to pay for the Chinese built solar panels where heavy rare metals we mined by children and slave labor in Asia and where there are no carbon emissions regulations and where we will pay AGAIN for the panels waste disposal. What a Crock! This raise in fees has got to STOP! WE as a community need to bombard our legislators with mail and calls demanding that they do NOT allow this. But we know they will have their pockets lined. Then, when/if these fees are approved to go up, WE vote them ALL OUT! Our legislators need to know they work FOR US, or they don’t work!

  28. joy on September 7th, 2022 6:28 am

    WHERE is the investigation into this company? did you see the HUGE profits they made after taking us over???? THEY NEVER GIVE A BREAK LIKE GULF POWER DID and forget talking to a human AND if you do they are RUDE!! so now that I keep my a/c on 80 WITH ANOTHER INCREASE what do I set it on 85 or maybe 90??? and with my power bill being $161– only wash 2 times a week – DO NOT USE THE OVEN – and escambia counties investigation HAS NEVER HAPPENED AND THEY WILLL APPROVE AN INCREASE — vote them out

  29. Gene on September 7th, 2022 6:11 am

    WHAT? Why are we paying approximately 20% more that the rest of the state?

  30. Resident on September 7th, 2022 6:06 am

    We already pay way too much as it is

  31. brianh on September 7th, 2022 5:37 am

    So basically, FPL wants to continue to fleece the former Gulf Power customers.

  32. np630ss on September 7th, 2022 3:26 am

    I told you so!!

  33. mnon on September 7th, 2022 2:59 am

    I told you guys when they switched to natural gas, the prices were going to triple on natural gas in the next three years… well, here we are, more rate hikes because of natural gas prices going up. Why are we paying more than the rest of the state, wasn’t this monstrosity solar farm supposed to help keep our bills down. I also told you guys we’d not see any impact from the solar farm because FPL is selling that power to highest bidder out of state.