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The city of Jacksonville and its JEA utility are both taking a hit from Moody’s as the credit giant downgrades the worth of bonds issued by them.

JEA building.

In the November general election voters in Jacksonville will get the chance to tell the City Council whether or not they want their voices to be heard in any possible future discussions regarding the sale of the public utility company JEA.

Warren Clark

A co-operative in St. Johns County is hosting open houses Saturday and Sunday to show off the group’s solar powered homes.

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On Friday First Coast Connect was live from Derby on Park in Five Points to kick off WJCT’s Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Block Party. Stop by Friday to hear the music playing.      

Georgia Power Agency Votes To Continue Nuclear Plant Project Over JEA Objections

Sep 24, 2018
Alvin Ward / Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant via Wikimedia Commons

Despite a concerted pressure campaign by leaders of Jacksonville’s electric utility, the directors of a Georgia power agency emerged from a closed-door session Monday and voted to move forward with a controversial nuclear power project in that state.

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, radio host Angela Spears and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (00:54).

Our panel discussed

JEA And City Sue While Facing Countersuit Over Expensive Ga. Nuclear Project

Sep 12, 2018
Alvin Ward / Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant via Wikimedia Commons

Jacksonville’s electric utility and City Hall filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to void a controversial decade-old agreement obligating local ratepayers to help build and eventually buy power from two planned nuclear reactors in Georgia, a significant escalation in a fight over the future of the only active nuclear power project in the United States.

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Our Friday First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter Tessa Duval, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

Topics included


Several local agencies are trying to get a $25 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fund what’s been dubbed the Bay Street Innovation Corridor in Jacksonville.

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Central Florida state Sen. Debbie Mayfield has asked the Legislature’s auditing and accountability office to study JEA’s involvement in a faltering and increasingly expensive nuclear power project, citing it as an “alarming example” of “potential mismanagement” at the city-owned electric, water and sewer utility.

New JEA Headquarters Near TIAA Bank Field Being Considered

Jul 30, 2018

A new JEA headquarters could become one of downtown’s most significant construction projects in years and potentially anchor one of several high-profile private developments planned in downtown, according to new plans shown to the utility’s board of directors Monday.


Residents of subdivisions along State Road 200 in Nassau County are advised to boil water that comes from the tap.


JEA has issued a precautionary boil water advisory following a water main break on Sunday.

JEA Annual Report

The iconic twin cooling towers next to the Dames Point Bridge at the St. Johns River Power Park’s (SJRPP) are scheduled to be imploded Saturday morning with 1,500 pounds of dynamite.


At least one Northside Jacksonville homeowner has been targeted in an apparent utility scam.