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Lake City Report - July 9, 2010
City Workers save taxpayers $231,944

From City Manager Wendell Johnson

Florida Power & Light Account Update 

The City’s Florida Power and Light (FPL) account update was reviewed this week.

Going back to the energy account update from January 2010, the City achieved a 10% reduction in energy use for the period of July to December 2009. Annualized, this represented a $150,000 annual savings.

During this time FPL was proposing a rate increase. This increase would have negated our savings and had the rate increase gone into effect, the City’s annual energy costs would have ballooned about $54,000 more.

See this week's staff report for more important information.

Good News

Based on this week’s energy use report for the period July 2009 through June 2010, the City’s overall energy consumption was reduced by just over 5%.

The proposed FPL rate increase was not approved by the Public Service Commission and will not go into effect.

During the last 12 months our conservation measures really paid off.

The City's electric bill was reduced by $231,944 from the previous 12 month period. This represents a 19% reduction for the past year.

The combined efforts of all the city's workers has really paid dividends.

Should anyone wish to see it, the Account Report is available in the City Manager’s office for review and we will be happy to share it with you.

The City Staff Report is available in pdf format here.

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Read the City Manager's 2010 Budget and Administrative Report • here.


City Staff Report
 • Week ending July 9, 2010