FPL Customers Will See A Bill Increase In April Following PSC Vote

March 8, 2023

Florida Power & Light customers will see an increase on their bills next month after two Public Service Commission approvals on Tuesday.

In Northwest Florida, a current FPL 1,000 kWh residential bill of $159.79 increase $3.50 to $163.30 beginning in April. Outside the former Gulf Power territory in Northwest Florida, FPL’s other customers will see a $14.79 increase from $129.59 to $144.38.

A proposal would see a fuel cost decrease in April for Northwest Florida FPL customers with that typical 1,000 kWh bill dropping $4.44 to $158.86.

The PSC also approved spreading hurricane recovery costs across the entire FPL footprint. All FPL customers will share in financial burdens created by Hurricanes Michael, Sally and Zeta, all of which hit the Panhandle. That will cost each FPL customer across the state about $1.50 a month for 12 months on the typical bill, saving Panhandle customers $9.54 over the previous plan.


35 Responses to “FPL Customers Will See A Bill Increase In April Following PSC Vote”

  1. Steve on March 14th, 2023 6:47 pm

    Saw the writing on the wall last year and dipped into the retirement savings to do a grid tie solar system. 7.2kwh system covers most of my bill. Glad I did. I hate to see greedy companies fleece us.

  2. Bob on March 14th, 2023 3:30 pm


    I would love to hear what you think is happening in Washington DC that is forcing poor little FPL to raise their rates so much.

    Even *if* inflation was manufactured at the federal level, it wouldn’t explain why energy rates are increasing so much faster in Florida than the rest of the country.

  3. Butch Lee on March 12th, 2023 4:50 pm

    This is what happens when you have a monopoly on a service or product. No one can complain and even those who are elected or appointed by electors on boards who could control this does nothing. Unfortunately if they made it feasible to install solar power for most residential purposes then you would start seeing a back track in cost. This is where we are at right now and we have placed our selfs there. What can we do ? Let’s quit being democrat or republicans and become Americans again. Stand together and say enough is enough. We put people in office to serve the needs of the people of their state and or district, not their party.

  4. tc on March 11th, 2023 1:22 am

    hope people understand inflation effects virtually every service we pay for including your POWER BILL!! Instead of blaming the governor blame the clown show in washington!!

  5. Lisa on March 9th, 2023 11:06 pm

    Why does our light bill keep on going up but no one else’s does they need to figure something out that is crazy I’m not going to keep on paying a high light bill. They need to figure something out and fast quit charging people extra money for there debt. Is crap

  6. Zack on March 9th, 2023 11:25 am

    Let’s take a look at all our utilities. FPL and Cox have a strangle hold over the area and there for can charge however much they want. Pretty insane considering how expensive everything is getting.

  7. Just Wondering on March 9th, 2023 8:04 am


    Just wondering…is your paycheck or pension based on your comments? Seems as if you are either a current employee or your pension is tied to FPL.

    I smell fish.

  8. adamssam494 on March 9th, 2023 12:24 am

    Where is it written that a public service provider must continually turn a profit? At what point do the “recovery fees” brought on by storm damage come to an end? Do these “recovery fees” simply become windfall profits for FPL? Why isn’t FPL insured against storm damage? Even more thought provoking – why does FPL not utilize better installation technology to PREVENT storm damage? Where are the cost savings from all these solar farms? Are they simply more windfall profits? FPL has embarked on a rate increase campaign since the purchase of Southern Company. Customer service and satisfaction has gone down (seriously), while rates climb. FPL’s goal is/was to bring NWF rates on par with South Florida. An independent audit of FPL is called for. From appearances, FPL may be guilty of racketeering.

  9. Telymanbws on March 8th, 2023 11:12 pm

    Has anyone ever wondered why FPL advertises so much? It’s not like they have any competition to worry about. How much $$$ do they spend (waste) on these on-air and on-line campaigns? Most importantly, how much PER CUSTOMER are they spending?

  10. Olin Schultz on March 8th, 2023 9:15 pm

    Steve; sounds to me like you have extra money to throw away so how about we complainers send you our raised bill and let you pay it! Not all of us are in a position to afford a higher rate. Higher prices at the grocery stores, higher fuel cost at the pump and the prime rate continues to soar so before you point fingers at people who live on a retirement income, please show a little compassion!

  11. @ Norah on March 8th, 2023 9:07 pm

    I wonder if the members of the PSC have stock in FPL?. Is it actually legal for them to have any financial involvement in any company they regulate? I would wager no stockholders took a longstanding loss in these natural disasters..

  12. Anne on March 8th, 2023 5:37 pm

    Anyone else feel like We the Customers are being FLIMFMAMMED..???

  13. mnon on March 8th, 2023 5:12 pm

    I am sure thankful those solar farms slowly tie’n up all this land in NE is causing our power bills to go down.

  14. Norah on March 8th, 2023 4:42 pm

    Is the PSC owned by the power company? It seems that everytime FPL asks for a increase on our bill, it is immediately approved and goes in effect immediately. It seems very strange. Who pays the PSC commission? Do they allowed to receive donations, gifts, or free vacations? I have never seen anything like this in my life.

  15. J.Larry Seale on March 8th, 2023 4:16 pm

    This rate increase effects EVRY company that
    does business. so when the rates go up
    so does everything else…..
    bring back our nice (clean) coal fired power

  16. No One on March 8th, 2023 3:36 pm

    Get the feeling they are trying to force people to do solar? Keep raising the rates till you start thinking about how long it will take to see a return on that investment? Get some shady contractor knocking on your door next week (actually happened last week) trying to make you see his vision of the future? Meanwhile, you start to think that the clowns at the power company are invested in solar panels?

  17. John Bone Jones on March 8th, 2023 3:21 pm

    Good thing our governor is more worried about fighting Disney and the culture wars.

  18. jerry on March 8th, 2023 1:05 pm

    The PSC is appointed by our great governor DeSantis. The buck stops there. DeSantis is the blame for these giant increases that we are paying. Let us all write to the governor and ask him what is his excuse for these increases. Our bill should be the same as all FPL customers. Why is NW Florida so much higher.

  19. Well on March 8th, 2023 12:47 pm

    Well, this is why we need a free economy, where we produce everything ourselves, quit relying on imports, quit aiding other countries, stop letting in illegals, and set low price caps on everything while keeping a low minimum wage under $10/hr. We need to have forced deflation, a strong millitary, and good conservitive leadership.

  20. Kane on March 8th, 2023 12:09 pm

    Well Steve let’s talk about that reliability for a second. There were two power poles in a median island at the crossroads of Ten mile rd. and Old Palafox. One power pole was split in two leaving it dangling being held up only by the lines themselves due to some yahoo hitting it. The neighboring pole only a few feet away was hit as well and split badly but managed to stay standing. It took them 3 long harrowing months to replace the dangling dangerous pole the other one they left.

    Just the other day there was a 3rd party crew working on the power poles in our neighborhood fitting them with plates and other items they never needed before they damaged something on the pole causing our street to lose power. Now in fairness it was only an hour but my family works from home this cost us money.

    We know form these two incidents that they cut corners on safety something which we all pay for, and they hire contractors without insuring they know what they are doing.

    This does not imbue a sense of reliability. FloridaPlunder&Loot’s lack of care for the safety of the public at large alone should send alarm bells ringing in your head after all this is the company controlling the power lines to your home.

    Now let’s talk about billing. The old power company (ya don’t know what ya got till it’s gone) billed at the beginning of the month. This is important because if you have a retiree or disabled person you know they get paid at the beginning of the month.
    When FloridaPeopleLose took over they changed billing to the end of the month

    Now all those retirees and disabled citizens get a generous late fee added to their bill and did FleecingPocketsLiberally tell anyone they were doing this? Nope they didn’t so some of these elderly people got the shock of a late fee on their bill and then the added burden of restructuring their budgets to accommodate this change.

    Now not to pick on one utility company I would add that Cox did the same thing with their billing periods, and I honestly can think of no other reason for that change then to rob the elderly.

  21. Paul on March 8th, 2023 11:34 am

    Thanks ronnie!

  22. Luap on March 8th, 2023 10:57 am

    it’s blatant greed, to keep the profit coffers full for a few, everyone needs the electricity

  23. Keith on March 8th, 2023 10:54 am

    Just a friendly reminder that, @insideFPL
    (Florida Power & Light) has 5.7m accounts and rounds up everyone $0.03 a day at the tune of $171,000 a day. That’s 5.13million a month!
    That’s just my 2 cents, I mean our 3 cents. When is enough enough?
    Have a nice day.

  24. Steve on March 8th, 2023 10:48 am

    Lot of complainers on here. I know it is unpleasant paying for a RELIABLE service and expecting it to work 24/7 but try living without it. Also every company I know is in it to make a profit. If you want nationalized services ask Venezuela about how that turned out. The power company has good employees and good equipment. ALl things you need to provide the level of service required. I do not work for them but appreciate what they do. Maybe you too use to paying so low for so long that looking around to other states on teh eastern seaboard was well below what was needed.

  25. Cantonment Mom on March 8th, 2023 10:09 am

    MY GOD! How much more do we need to pay? My bill went from less than $100 to about $250. This is ludicrous! Our communities need to ban together and get things right. We can all barely afford to drive to work (gas prices) and feed our families (grocery process) and now you want to stick it to us again with the power bill. This is unreal!!! BRING GULF POWER BACK!! This company sucks and is only worried about the almighty dollar! You should be ashamed – you will ultimately put people out on the street – but you don’t care cuz all you care about is lining your own pockets! I’m about ready to leave this state and move somewhere where the politicians care about the people and do right for them-not the million dollar business thats obviously got all of our local politicians bought already. I hope when you crooks meet your maker—he sends you where you belong!!

  26. RaD on March 8th, 2023 9:58 am

    How long are we going to pay for Hurricane Michael? We are going on 5 years.
    How long are we going to pay for Hurricane Sally? That is almost 3 years ago.
    Why are we paying anything for Hurricane Zeta. The storm hit Louisiana and while it curved northeast over southern MS and middle Alabama, the damage to NWFL damage had to be minimal, no more than a seasonal thunderstorm. And it was also 3 years ago.
    Does the power company have any insurance or is there no requirement for power companies to absorb some level of cost associated with these storms?
    We are going to get to the point where our electric bill has $50/month worth of hurricane damage on it because it never gets paid for.
    Perhaps I am wrong but I do not remember this being a cost customers were expected to pay for 20-30 years ago.

  27. Proud EREC Customer on March 8th, 2023 9:45 am

    Glad to be a part of ESCAMBIA RIVER ELECTRIC. They just dropped there bill recently!

  28. P'cola on March 8th, 2023 9:30 am

    What are ya’ll thinking? The US government doesn’t have any money to pay for the hurricane damage because they need it for the illegal alliens and the Ukraine. don’t be so selfish and think about the foreigners for once.

  29. Travis on March 8th, 2023 8:33 am

    Are you kidding me. Legal stealing. What a bunch of criminals. Here is an idea. Why don’t fpl pay for the cost from the hurricanes from all their profit. Part of doing business. This is what happens when there is a monopoly of things especially somthing that’s a necessity.

  30. Bill T on March 8th, 2023 8:25 am

    Since these people took over gulf power all they have done is constantly ask for more money and they keep getting it !! The people are sick and tired of this plus they got to make a decision either eat or have power !!! Where does it end they are about to break the people of Florida!!! Something has got to give soon most people can’t afford the bill they have more is ridiculous!!!!this company is all about money money money !!! Enough is enough this gas got to stop now!!!!

  31. Power Hungry on March 8th, 2023 7:47 am

    Who are these folks on the PSC? Where do they live?

  32. Oversight on March 8th, 2023 7:32 am

    PSC, what a joke. The only “service” they provide is ensuring FPL’s bottom line profit. And while FPL goes green with customers’ money, the only green they’ll see is less of it in their wallets. By the way, how’s that EV charging effecting owners’ power bills?

  33. CB on March 8th, 2023 7:14 am

    Like people already can’t afford fpl bills in the first place smh

  34. Olin Schultz on March 8th, 2023 6:59 am

    That’s right, milk every last penny from every man and woman in the FPL area. You are gonna drive good honest people to drinking.

  35. Patricia McNamara on March 8th, 2023 6:09 am

    Not a surprise sad to say. I hope some people realize that this is crap. Florida has always had hurricanes and will continue to have hurricanes, What are they going to do. Raise the cost of everything just because we have hurricanes. There are many people that can not afford to keep up. Has no one noticed that since minimum wage went up so did everything else. We the people are no better off than we were before. Stop and think about it for a moment.

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