Some Public Utility Rates Go Up, Some Down

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some of Florida Public Utilities Co.’s power rates in north Florida are going up and others are going down in 2012.

The Public Service Commission approved changes in the company’s fuel, purchased power and conservation rates on Tuesday.

The total monthly bill for a residence using 1,000 kilowatt hours, considered about average, will increase by $1.75 to $139.28 in the company’s Northwest Division based in Marianna.

The cost for the same usage in the Fernandina Beach-based Northeast Division will drop by $3.27 to $129.07.

The company, with corporate headquarters in West Palm Beach, serves about 31,000 electric customers.

Rates for its natural gas customers in central and South Florida are not affected.

Source: Associated Press