Jeff Rogers

Turtle Friendly Lights
3:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Casino Beach Getting New Turtle-Friendly Lights

Credit Gulf Power

Gulf Power and the Santa Rosa Island Authority are teaming up on a project to make Pensacola Beach a bit safer for both humans and sea turtles.

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Nesting Turtle Death
4:32 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Gulf Power Adjusts Streetlight After Turtle Death

Loggerhead turtles like this one are rare but one was killed on Perdido Key last week by an automobile. It may have been confused by the street lights.
Credit Photo via Flickr//Florida Fish And Wildlife Commission

Gulf Power is adjusting some street lights after the death of a nesting loggerhead turtle on Perdido Key last week. The turtle had crawled across the beach and onto Perdido Key Drive where it was struck and killed by a vehicle. Officials speculate that it was attracted and confusing by a street light on the road. Jeff Rogers,a spokesman for Gulf Power, says the lights on Perdido Key drive are "full cut-off" lights that are designed to limit sea turtle confusion.

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Gulf Power
4:12 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Gulf Power Settles For A Smaller Rate Hike

Credit Gulf Power Company

Gulf Power has reached a settlement that will increase its base rates for the next two years.

The Florida Public Service Commission voted Tuesday and approved a settlement between Gulf Power and a mixture of business groups and government agencies that will result in a rate hike beginning in January of 2014.  The utility had proposed a rate hike of just over $74 million for next year and another 16 and change for 2015.  The settlement which was filed last Friday calls for a hike of $35 million for 2014 and an additional $20 million in 2015. 

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Gulf Power Rates
3:25 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Gulf Power Bills Going Up In 2014

Credit Southern Company

Your Gulf Power bill will be a bit higher in the new year.  This week the Florida Public Service Commission announced that customers of three utilities in the state, including Gulf Power, will see a raise in the fuel charge portion of their bill.  Gulf Power spokesman Jeff Rogers says last year the fuel charge decreased by 7.8%.  This year's hike of 7.6% wipes out most, but not all of those savings.

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