Former Florida Attorney Generals Bill McCollum and Charlie Crist were credited for helping defeat FPL rate hike requests by devoting some of their offices’ resources to researching and fighting increases.
Bondi hasn’t ruled out getting involved in FPL’s request, which was submitted to regulators in March, according to John Lucas, her press secretary. Lucas said the office is consulting with the Office of Public Counsel, the state's advocate for utility customers, to monitor developments in case it wants to intervene.
FPL projects that lower fuel costs will offset most of the base rate increase. That means if it's approved, customers' monthly bills would rise $1.41 a month for those who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of power, according to the utility.
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