Yan Cohen | |
Time to detach from the grid

Power companies in Florida are warning residents of another major increase in your electricity bill.
A request sent by FPL and Duke energy in December to raise rates by over 10% has been approved by the state regulators, stating that even the power companies are struggling with the fuel prices.
The average monthly bill will be increased by up to $5 according to FPL, but for Duke energy consumers, it will be raised by almost $20.
With this news, the energy companies are providing tips for customers on how to save power through their websites, as well as payment plans for those who are struggling financially.
Small businesses are cutting back the best they can, but with the current prices being the highest in more than 10 years, the uncertainty is also rising. Local residents talk of dreading the months ahead, and ideas of moving over to solar energy are being raised.
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