State utility regulators begin three-day hearing on fuel and cost recovery

State regulators this week will determine part of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. customers' bills for 2019. Pictured is Art Graham, chair of the Florida Public Service Commission, in 2011. [CHRIS ZUPPA   |   Times, 2011]
State regulators this week will determine part of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. customers' bills for 2019. Pictured is Art Graham, chair of the Florida Public Service Commission, in 2011. [CHRIS ZUPPA | Times, 2011]
Published November 5 2018
Updated November 5 2018

The state’s utility regulator this week will decide part of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. customers’ bills for 2019.

In what is scheduled as a three-day hearing beginning at 1:30 p.m. today, the Florida Public Service Commission will vote on proposals to recover costs from customers for fuel, energy conservation, purchased gas, natural gas and environment.

The annual hearings determine the rates paid by customers of the state’s investor-owned utilities. Fuel is considered a "pass-through" cost, meaning the utilities do not make money off of it.

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