FPL bills decrease about $2 in January

JUNO BEACH, Fla. - If you notice a slightly lower electric bill in January, it's because of lower projected fuel costs by Florida Power & Light.  

A typical 1,000 kilowatt-hour bill for residential customer is about $2 less per month, the utility said in December, when regulators approved the change.

But that lower costs is offset by other increases approved by regulators in 2011.

In November, regulators approved a base rate increase of 23 cents a month for the customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours.

Because of expected reductions in fuel charges and adjustments to other components of the bill, the 1,000-kilowatt-hour customer will be paying $1.92 a month less. The bill will drop from $96.54 in December to $94.62 in January, FPL spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said.