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.


With a less dramatic rumble than last summer's double cooling tower implosion, JEA and Florida Power & Light removed another piece of the St. Johns River Power Park off New Berlin Road on Friday.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Friday will mark the next big step in tearing down the St. Johns River Power Park, which is on New Berlin Road off Heckscher Drive.

Business Brief: Why Adams Street Prevailed As JEA's Choice For New Headquarters

Apr 4, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Over the next 120 days, JEA will complete an agreement with Ryan Companies US Inc. to lease and build a new corporate headquarters in Downtown Jacksonville.

JEA's New Downtown Headquarters Will Be Near Duval Courthouse

Apr 2, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

JEA will remain in Downtown Jacksonville when it relocates to a new corporate headquarters.

Business Brief: JEA Reveals Financial Details Of 3 Proposals For New Headquarters

Mar 29, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

JEA received and published the best and final offers from the three development firms seeking to build the public utility’s new corporate headquarters.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s public utility is rolling out a demand-based pricing pilot program this summer in an effort to reduce the load on the electric grid.


The federal government Friday promised another $3.7 billion in loan guarantees to help ensure the expansion of the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant gets done in Georgia.

Business Brief: JEA Spent Millions To Keep Headquarters Operating

Mar 8, 2019
exterior of JEA building
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville’s public utility spent more than $8 million the past 10 years to keep its aging Downtown headquarters campus functional.

Rooftop solar panels.
Pujanak / Wikimedia Commons

Solar United Neighborhoods, the League of Women Voters of Florida and Earthjustice have together filed a motion for summary judgement regarding their lawsuit against Jacksonville’s municipal utility, JEA, and its decision to rollback a nearly decade-old net metering program.