Calls To Action
AARP Florida is busy fighting for you, but we need your help. Right now we are in a multi-front battle to stop unjustified utility rate increases statewide. If you don’t think a rate increase somewhere else in the state doesn’t affect you, you’re wrong. Please take action. Raise your voice before they raise your rates!
Stop SB 796: Call Your Senator Today!
The 2019 Florida State Legislature rang into session on March 5, and immediately began bad bills that, if passed, will create a new pathway for investor-owned utilities to add additional compounding charges outside of the base rate on monthly power bills. Call your senator NOW!
Contact the PSC and Tell Them That a Gulf Power Rate Increase Will Hurt Panhandle Residents Rebuilding After Hurricane Michael
Gulf Power, recently acquired by Florida Power & Light, is asking state regulators for a storm recovery charge of $8 per 1,000-kilowatt hour (Kwh) on your monthly residential bill for the next 5 years. In its request to the Florida Public Service Commission, Gulf Power states that it estimates that this surcharge will yield approximately $68 million per year for a total of $342 million. Take action and contact the PSC today!
Demand Action: Some Nursing Homes Still Lack Backup Power
In 2018, the Florida State Legislature passed a law last year requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have emergency backup power, but many have yet to comply. What’s not being done.