Gulf Power/Florida Power & Light has lobbied the Pensacola City Council heavily to discourage them from doing a feasibility study on the city taking over the electric utility inside the city limits. Sources have shared the utility company has said it would declare impasse in the franchise negotiations, which they claim would put the franchise fees collected into escrow. We’ve also been told the Gulf Power Foundation will cut off all its gifts to local charities.
Gulf Power has not sent out any press releases or contacted local media about any concerns.
Today’s meeting will be interesting to watch.