JEA Files Lawsuit, Says It's Owed Nearly $5 Million For Puerto Rico Recovery Work

Nov 12, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Claiming it’s owed nearly $5 million for work performed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid, JEA filed a lawsuit against a company contracted by the island’s electric authority to restore the island’s infrastructure.

City of Jacksonville

City Council has the ultimate power to ask residents to sell JEA, but there was some debate at City Hall on Wednesday about whether legislation must be put forth for consideration once JEA leadership wraps its invitation to negotiate process, which will likely be early next year.

Jax Civic Council Says JEA's Privatization Process Lacks Transparency

Nov 6, 2019
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

JEA is not heading toward a financial “death spiral,” and city leaders need to stop the public utility’s “head-long” rush to privatize in order to conduct a thorough and transparent analysis of whether to sell the city’s most valuable asset, according to a letter the Jacksonville Civic Council sent Tuesday to city officials.

JEA, Other Utilities Wanted To Cut Energy-Efficiency Goals But Regulators Said No

Nov 5, 2019
Energy expert Dwayne Acosta gives energy-saving tips to a Pompano Beach resident.
Florida Power & Light Co.

In a surprising move, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday kept energy-conservation goals set in 2014, rather than slash goals to “zero” as proposed by JEA, Florida Power & Light Co. and other electric utilities.

Boylan in his City Hall office
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

A series of City Council workshops on the future of JEA are set to begin, with the first one on next Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m.

Jax City Council To Seek Outside Legal Help In Potential JEA Sale

Oct 23, 2019
JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Attorneys and law firms interested in advising the Jacksonville City Council in a possible JEA sale have until Friday to submit a resume, according to council President Scott Wilson.


Recent attention on JEA has centered on the nine companies bidding to buy the utility.

JEA Continues To Plan For New Headquarters Despite Possible Sale

Oct 21, 2019
Ryan Companies US Inc. / Via Jacksonville Record

JEA’s Oct. 23 deadline to cancel its lease agreement with Ryan Companies US Inc. for a proposed Downtown headquarters is near, but a memo from Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn says the utility is continuing to plan for the project.

9 Companies Selected To Move Forward In Bidding For JEA

Oct 15, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JEA procurement officials have announced that nine companies have been selected to move forward as the city-owned utility’s moves toward a possible sale.

WJCT file photo

District 6 City Councilman Michael Boylan City Council wants to put the brakes on what some see as a headlong rush to rewrite JEA’s future.

FPL Parent NextEra Energy, Duke Energy Among 16 Firms Bidding For JEA

Oct 8, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

NextEra Energy Inc., Emera Energy Services Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. confirmed they are among the 16 organizations that submitted bids Monday to purchase JEA.

JEA Receives 16 Bids To Buy All Or Part Of Jacksonville's Public Utility

Oct 7, 2019

The bids of 16 companies interested in buying Jacksonville's city-owned electric and water utility - or any piece of it - were opened Monday, but it may be months before we know who the bidders are or how much they are willing to pay for the JEA.

At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci

“It’s about protecting [the] next generation’s taxpayers.”

JEA headquarters exterior
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville residents will soon learn how many offers have been submitted to buy the city-owned utility JEA.

JEA Board Approves Financial Protections For Employees

Sep 24, 2019
JEA headquarters exterior
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The JEA board on Tuesday unanimously approved contracts with all five unions representing JEA employees, giving some assurance that if there is a privatization deal for the utility, employees would get enhanced pension benefits for their retirement nest eggs and retention bonuses for continuing to work with the utility in the face of career uncertainty.