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Leesburg Utilities reinstates late fees

Leesburg Utilities reinstates late fees

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For immediate release:  December 14, 2023
Contact:  Office of the City manager
                   352-728-9786 ext. 1100
                   citymanager@leesburgflorida.gov


Leesburg Utilities reinstates late fees

            LEESBURG, FL – The Leesburg City Commission has authorized the reinstatement of late fees on unpaid utility bills effective January 1, 2024. The fees will apply to all accounts – residential and commercial – that are not paid by the due date.

            Fees were suspended in October, 2022, as a measure to help address high electric bills which had spiked due natural gas power generation costs. Since that time, a number of influencing factors allowed Leesburg Electric to recover lost fuel costs. In November 2023, the Bulk Power Cost Adjustment (BPCA) was lowered to $0.02/kWh making Leesburg Electric’s rate one of the least expensive in the region and a lower cost provider than all of Florida’s investor-owned utilities.

            The City will continue to offer programs and information to educate consumers on conservation measures and tips to lower their utility usage. Customers who have questions about their utility bills should contact the City of Leesburg Customer Service Department at 352-728-9800. Data on Leesburg Electric’s latest projections, costs and rates can be found in the “Rate Watch” section on the homepage of the City’s website at LeesburgFlorida.gov.

 

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 28,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.
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