Published On: Wed, Sep 11th, 2019

Your FPL Bill Could Go Up as a Result of Hurricane Dorian

Although Florida missed Dorian’s direct impact, FPL customers could be seeing an increase in their bill due to Hurricane Dorian preparation.

Preparing for the category 5 storm resulted in about $105 million in hurricane reserve, states the utility’s president and CEO, Eric Silagy.

According to Sun Sentinel, an increased FPL crew of 10,000 could contribute to a storm surcharge on monthly bills.

The 10,000 working crew from out of state was vital in assisting with electricity restoration during a category 5 storm.

Silagy supports FPL’s decision through stating that, waiting until after the storm would not be a smart option because thousands would be out of power for weeks.

Even without direct hurricane impact, Dorian managed to knock power out from 155,000 of 5 million customers due to high winds and falling trees.

With all the resources, FPL was able to restore the power within a day.

It is still to be determined how and when the FPL bills will rise because FPL still needs to submit the invoices that demonstrate the expense for Hurricane Dorian.

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