The Florida Public Service Commission is committed to making sure that Florida's
consumers receive some of their most essential services — electric, natural
gas, telephone, water, and wastewater — in a safe, reasonable, and reliable
manner. In doing so, the PSC
exercises regulatory authority over utilities in one or more of three key areas:
rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety,
reliability, and service.
For more information on the services the Public Service Commission does and does
not regulate, go to our brochure entitled
When to Call the PSC
Emergency Notification: For the latest information on the Coronavirus Disease, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The Florida Department of Health has a dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and a COVID-19 Case Dashboardthat is updated twice daily to track the spread of the Coronavirus in Florida.
Message from Chairman Gary F. Clark, July Update
Keeping Floridians connected to utility providers through the COVID-19 pandemic is of paramount concern.
On July 29, Florida’s utilities provided an update during the Public Service Commission’s Workshop on Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on
Utility Customers. All industries—electric, gas, water and wastewater—urged customers to contact their utility if they are facing
financial hardships or are behind on payments for these essential services. Help is available through payment plans,
deferral arrangements, relief funding, and other options. It’s important for customers to pay what they can and keep in contact
with their utility. Utility workshop presentations can be found here.
Since March, utilities have voluntarily suspended disconnections, and we have approved tariff modifications to waive customer
fees and also approved short term bill reductions. The PSC’s mission—to ensure the provision of safe and reliable utility
services at fair prices—is critical now more than ever. We will continue working with investor-owned utilities to monitor
the effect of this crisis on customers and utilities and take any appropriate action.
If you have any questions, I invite you to call our consumer assistance line, 1-800-342-3552.
The Florida Department of Management Services has restricted public access to the Gerald L. Gunter Building to help minimize COVID-19 exposure, until further notice.
The PSC understands customers might have utility-related questions resulting from COVID-19. We are monitoring utility
activities and their plans for addressing how COVID-19 will impact operations and their customers.
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly (EHEAP),
is a program which provides assistance for home-energy emergencies to qualified, low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older.
To find out about qualifications, residents should contact their county's local
EHEAP agency, or by calling 1-800-963-5337.
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