Notice to Electric Customers

The Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order approving Florida Public Utilities Company’s Mid-Course Correction on July 20, 2022.

Effective with the first billing cycle for August 2022, there will be an increase to the Electric Fuel rates. This change is based on the increased cost of FPU’s wholesale electricity purchased for its customers. The attached chart illustrates the changes in the fuel factors for each of the customer classes.

Midcourse Fuel – PPA Factors


Due to the significant increase in the cost of wholesale electricity over the past year, its subsidiary Florida Public Utilities Company’s (FPU) electric division, filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission on June 14 for a fuel cost adjustment that would result in an increase to customer bills.

FPU purchases electricity from third party generators. The cost of the fuel used to produce power has dramatically increased since early 2021. FPU’s fuel cost adjustment filing will enable the Company to recover the increased cost of the wholesale electricity purchased for its customers. The Company has filed for an adjustment in its rates to recover the higher electricity costs.

FPU’s purchased electricity costs are passed through to customers with no markup or profit.

Following the adjustment, a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh would see an increase of $14.89 in their monthly statement. Commercial and industrial customers would see increases ranging from 11% to 13%.

As always, FPU is committed to serving affordable energy to its customers and will continue to closely monitor significant fluctuations in the cost of fuel for electric generation. Please see below for FPU payment options and energy assistance program information:

  • FPU offers flexible payment options, providing customers convenience in paying their utility bills. The online bill management platform, E-Z BILLING, allows customers to view their billing history and compare monthly usage, authorize automatic payments and select paperless billing. Explore options here.
  • Budget billing allows customers to stabilize monthly energy costs by paying the same amount each month. Payment amounts are calculated by averaging the customer’s last 12 energy bills. Customer accounts are reviewed on a semi-annual basis and adjusted, if necessary. Enroll in budget billing here.
  • FPU offers free home energy check-ups that can provide customers with information about reducing energy costs through improving efficiency. Request a free, on-site analysis here.
  • Social service organizations located throughout the FPU service territory are ready to assist those in need. For more information on some of the energy assistance programs offered throughout FPU’s service areas, click here.
  • The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs. To apply for LIHEAP funds, visit: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

For more information on energy assistance programs, please visit fpuc.com.

Florida Public Utilities is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities