Floridians could see electric bills increase in January, April

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida’s top power companies are asking the state to approve a set of rate hikes in January, and April to offset so-called ‘under-recovered’ fuel costs as a result of the war in Ukraine.

The proposed rate hikes would impact customers of Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co., and Florida Public Utilities Co.

8 On Your Side knows the financial toll families could face if approved. Investigator Mahsa Saeidi is closely tracking the proposals.

During a two-day hearing in Tallahassee last week, representatives from Duke, TECO, FPL, and FPU made their case, passing

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