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Gulf Power providing bill relief to customers during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 1:13 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 13:17:22-04

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Gulf Power is lowering utility bills for customers amid the coronavirus pandemic beginning May 1.

WEARTV reports that subject to Florida Public Service Commission approval, Gulf Power will issue a one-time decrease of approximately 40% for the typical residential customer bill as a result of lower fuel costs.

“At Gulf Power, we understand how critical it is – particularly at a time like now – for you to have the reliable service that you count on, each and every day. We also understand that, at this moment, savings on your bill can be especially valuable,” said Gulf Power President, Marlene Santos. “While traditionally these types of savings are spread out, we know that many people in our communities are struggling right now and every penny counts. We want to do what we can to keep as much money as possible in our customers’ pockets, and we believe this is the best way to provide customers with much-needed money as we all navigate through this difficult and unsettling time together.”

The company says business customers will also see a one-time decrease in May, depending on usage and rate class.