The Main Street Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville
Blake Allen

When it comes to clean energy policies, Jacksonville is one of the worst cities in the nation, according to a new report.

JEA's downtown Jacksonville headquarters.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

During hearings in Tallahassee, the state’s major utilities asked the Florida Public Service Commission to lower their energy efficiency goals to near zero, and in JEA’s case zero, over the next decade.

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Despite Jacksonville's soliciting bids to potentially sell its public utility,  JEA is still moving forward with plans to build a new headquarters.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Power & Light Co. President and CEO Eric Silagy said Friday the company is looking at bidding to buy JEA, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters

Ahead of hearings that will set energy efficiency standards for Florida’s utilities over the next decade, environmentalists and consumer advocates are raising questions about utility companies’ proposed goals, which are considerably less ambitious than in years past. 

Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday released a plan for the development of Lot J, which includes a high-rise apartment building, a boutique hotel, office space and 13,000 parking spaces. 

JEA Hires Firms To Assist With Potentially Selling The Public Utility

Jul 26, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JEA announced Thursday it hired global financial firms J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to assist in its move toward possible privatization.

JEA's downtown Jacksonville headquarters.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Selling Jacksonville’s public utility, JEA, to a private company would make the transaction the biggest in the industry, according to experts.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Earlier this week, JEA’s board of directors voted to explore selling the utility. They cited declining revenues and pressures facing the utility as reasons to consider privatization.


Jacksonville’s public utility is moving forward with a plan to explore privatization. 

JEA’s board Tuesday unanimously approved the resolution, which is a response to falling revenues as customers use less electricity. 

JEA Looks At Potentially Cutting 574 Jobs And Dropping New Downtown Headquarters Plan

Jun 26, 2019

JEA could quash its plan for a new headquarters building in downtown and move instead to the suburbs depending on what direction the JEA board takes for the utility’s strategic plan, according to a presentation made Tuesday to the board.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Recent inspections of residential and commercial backflow preventers have left some Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) customers confused and upset with potential costs and requirements.


Jacksonville’s public utility is partnering with a multinational corporation to tackle the problem of sewer lines being damaged by people flushing the wrong things down the toilet.

JEA Warns Rates Could Spike Under 'Status Quo' Approach

May 29, 2019

JEA customers face the potential for steep, double-digit increases in electric and water rates over the next decade if JEA clings to a “status quo” approach in the face of changes in the utility industry, according to a dire outlook given to the JEA board on Tuesday.

The Jaxson

JEA is preparing to move its headquarters just a few blocks to the southwest in downtown Jacksonville.

But as The Jaxson’s Mike Field tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo in this week's segment, the slight move could have a big impact on walkability in the area.