The jackpot for Saturday’s POWERBALL® drawing has reached an estimated $247 million; the largest in the nation. The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 14 times since the June 20, 2018, jackpot was won, generating more than $17.2 million in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF). [Read more…] about POWERBALL® jackpot rises to $247 million
FDLE agents arrested Amber Wing, 51, of 1301 Race Car Aly, Bonifay and Ginny Cooper, 43, of 1574 N. Highway 79, Bonifay for grand theft. [Read more…] about FDLE arrests two Bonifay women for stealing money from Council on Aging
The Florida Lottery joins with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), the World Lottery Association (WLA) and other industry leaders to celebrate the 21st Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, August 6-10, 2018. [Read more…] about The Florida Lottery Joins with Industry Leaders to Celebrate Responsible Gaming Education Week
Following the national trend, Florida consumers continued to shift from landline telephone service to wireless and cable/VoIP services in 2017. Data also indicates that residential migration might be increasing slightly. Carriers reported about 17 percent fewer wireline access lines in Florida than in 2016, according to the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) annual Report on the Status of Competition in the Telecommunications Industry. [Read more…] about PSC Telecom Report Shows Competition Drives Consumer Choice
Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $400,000 to Lee County to clean up impacts related to red tide, for a total of $1.1 million in grant funding. Under the direction of the emergency order issued by Governor Scott last month, DEP launched a $3 million grant program to help local governments clean up waterways affected by harmful algal blooms. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Provides an Additional $400,000 to Lee County to Clean Local Waterways
In recognition of Purple Heart recipients and their families on National Purple Heart Day, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam sponsored a proclamation that dedicates 4,500 acres on the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest as a Purple Heart Tract. [Read more…] about Commissioner Adam Putnam Designates Purple Heart Tract in Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
The Miami Herald today published an article about Florida’s water quality monitoring program that left out key facts and information. Unfortunately, critical information was not published on the state’s water quality, testing and restoration efforts, including: [Read more…] about Florida Continues to Lead the Nation in Water Quality Data
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today ordered KW Resort Utilities Corporation (KWRU) to make refunds to customers and to account for–or “show cause”–why its billing practices appear to be inconsistent with the utility’s approved tariff. [Read more…] about Florida PSC Orders KW Resort Utilities Corporation to Account for Billing Violations
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today issued a declaratory statement that affirms Vivint Solar Developer, LLC can offer residential solar equipment leases in Florida. Commissioners agreed that Vivint’s 20-year, fixed-payment solar equipment lease is not a retail sale of electricity.
PSC rules have long allowed leasing of renewable energy equipment, but the lease terms cannot be structured to, in effect, sell electricity to the customer. Homeowners can purchase or lease equipment to generate electricity for personal use and also benefit from interconnection and net metering with their local utility.
“As solar becomes more affordable and, therefore, more attractive to residential customers, the PSC supports ways to continue to ‘prime the pump’ for renewable energy adoption,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “This declaratory statement helps provide more residential solar options for Florida’s ratepayers.”
In its declaratory statement, the PSC found today that:
- Vivint’s residential solar equipment lease, as described in its petition, does not constitute a sale of electricity;
- Offering its solar equipment lease to Florida consumers will not cause Vivint to be a public utility under Florida law; and
- The residential solar equipment lease will not subject Vivint or its customer lessees to Commission regulation.
Vivint is a dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services company with over 125,000 customers in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
In April, the Commission issued a similar declaratory statement for Sunrun, Inc. A PSC declaratory statement is not required by rule or statute for a company to lease solar equipment to Florida residents, if the lease is not a retail sale of electricity.
For additional information, visit floridapsc.com.
The jackpot for Wednesday’s POWERBALL® drawing has reached an estimated $223 million; the largest in the nation. The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 13 times since the June 23, 2018, drawing, generating more than $15.8 million in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF). [Read more…] about POWERBALL® jackpot climbs to $223 million