Before FPL rate hike hearing, some So...

Before FPL rate hike hearing, some South Florida customers have...

There are 47 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 24, 2009, titled Before FPL rate hike hearing, some South Florida customers have.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Steve Carbone is not a happy Florida Power & Light customer. On Tuesday, the power in his Fort Lauderdale neighborhood was out for 17 hours.

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A1ACharles

Lake Worth, FL

#1 Jun 24, 2009
As the population grows, so too shall the cost to live here.

Get over it people. You voted for Amendment 1, now live with the consequences.
ned

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Jun 24, 2009
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
Linda

Key West, FL

#3 Jun 24, 2009
Florida regulators don't stand in the way of any corporation that pays them enough. That's really what this is about.

Never mind FPL. What about our state government and why are getting away with the level of corruption that is going down while Floridians are being royally screwed?

Clean out Tallahassee, and we will stop FPL and the insurance companies that are raping the people in this state.

Do us a favor Mayo and post the phone number and web site for where we need to start requesting the FBI investigate our state capitol.
Marcus

United States

#4 Jun 24, 2009
tell Carbone to go back to New York with his buddies. I am tired of these whinning New Yorkers..."what if a hurricane happens"...hey fella, we had a more then a few and we all did very well thank you.
A1ACharles

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Jun 24, 2009
Told ya the consumer would pay for the nuke plants and FP&L would get the profits.
Adam the macho girlfriend

AOL

#6 Jun 24, 2009
ned wrote:
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
I live in North Carolina and my power company is a not for profit Co-op (Union County Co op)..my power bill during summer time runs between $110 and $130 (non budget though I have the option) on a 2800 sq foot 2 story home..normal summer temperatures run in the high 90s..in two years I NEVER had a brown/black out even during storms AND at years end I get a dividend check from the same company..DON'T believe FPL's BALONEY!..I lived in Miami for 40 years and I can assure you they're full of feces!
James

United States

#7 Jun 24, 2009
Disgusting, shameless, greedy PIGS
and the Republicans in power will most likely give them it, because of course they favor Big Money, Big Oil, Big Corporations and most likely have been bought and paid for already by FPL> and have WE any choice?
Not when voters are such morons!

Thanks!
PunkAss

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Jun 24, 2009
It's very simple.
Yes it's rigged.
Yes, FPL will always make money.
Yes, FPL will increase rates as much as they are allowed, and cut back as much as possible to make as much money as possible.

Complaining will get you nothing but frustration. Try thinking!! FPL is a publicly traded company. We all know it's rigged - FPL and their shareholders will make money.

Buy some stock, and become a shareholder. Get on the winning side of the equation. Or just keep complaining and being frustrated. Your choice.
tommyboy

Key West, FL

#9 Jun 24, 2009
ned wrote:
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
Gee, can't imagine who you work for.

Forget it, no one buys your horse shiit anymore.

KcK

Since: Feb 07

Plantation

#10 Jun 24, 2009
What irritates me is FPL's answer, "we don't guarantee continuity of service". Gee thanks, but could you at least stop those little 30 second blips that wreak havoc on a/c's, refrigerators etc.?

All I need is a drop of rain to get one of the blips and I learned long ago to turn the a/c off during a thunderstorm. Not everything can be protected with battery back-up power supplies.

KcK

Since: Feb 07

Plantation

#11 Jun 24, 2009
ned wrote:
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
Thanks for explaining Mr. FPL CEO. Did you enjoy your bonus this year? Did you hear oil when down last year, but funny my fuel surcharge didn't.

.....and rated #1 at what??? Screwing people, rates hikes, best profit???? There's lots of things you can be rated #1 for.
Greed

Hollywood, FL

#12 Jun 24, 2009
This is as rigged as the Iranian elections, at least they are doing something about it. So should we.
Coach McGuirk

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jun 24, 2009
In 2005 it wasn't FPL who restored my power, it was a company from Canada. They said they are the largest utility in Canada and usually deal with iced up power lines. Three weeks in the dark; thanks FPL!
ned wrote:
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
newsie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Jun 24, 2009
they are probably rating the profit margin, not the service,
ned wrote:
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
Rausky79

United States

#20 Jun 24, 2009
When Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005, I spent fifteen days waiting to get my lights back on. FPL's service stinks. I constanly have brown outs in my neighborhood. I call to complain and it takes too long for them to fix anything. I can't wait to retire from my job and LEAVE THIS LOUSY STATE !! FPL is one of the main reasons why I will leave Florida when I retire and move to Europe where electricity is underground(more modern) than this backward state. FPL is a monopoly with the politicians in cahoots with them.That's why Florida consumers will always get it up the YAZU!!
Tony Three Toes

Loxahatchee, FL

#21 Jun 24, 2009
FPL is the worse...but they will get the raise since their buddies at Tallahassee will approve it. Indeed I need to buy FPL stocks to get in the winning wagon.
YEAH RIGHT

Stuart, FL

#22 Jun 24, 2009
OBVIOUSLY, AN FPL EMPLOYEE.
ned wrote:
mike mayo needs to do some research instead of just flapping his gums all the time about stuff he knows nothing about. really. fpl's rates are lower than the other utilities in florida, and...fpl was rated the number 1 electric utility in the country 3 years in a row by fortune magazine. guess who voted? all the other utilities. so if fpl's competitors are saying fpl is number 1 what does that tell you? all you people that wish there was competition, i don't get it, the comptetition says fpl is better. duh. look it up. oh, and if you expected some power crews out restoring power in the middle of a lightning storm, you are crazy.
DEREGULATION IS NECESSARY

Stuart, FL

#23 Jun 24, 2009
The only way to ever hope to improve service here is to

A) DEREGULATE THE MARKET - Allow other power cos access to this market & the service & prices will improve. it's called COMPETITION.

B) Change the PSC to a VOTER INSTALLED body, answering to the electorate, not the crooked politicians taking money from FPL.

SEE YOU AT THURSDAY'S MEETING FPL. WE'RE GOING TO RAISE A RUCKUS !!!!
ANOTHER FPL EMPLOYEE

Stuart, FL

#24 Jun 24, 2009
ANOTHER FPL EMPLOYEE
Marcus wrote:
tell Carbone to go back to New York with his buddies. I am tired of these whinning New Yorkers..."what if a hurricane happens"...hey fella, we had a more then a few and we all did very well thank you.

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#25 Jun 24, 2009
When a hurricane takes the power away , I fire up my diesel generator .
Part of life in South Florida .

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