FKEC to discount customers $15

The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative is giving all residential and general service account members a $15 credit on their October electric bill in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The co-op is the power company from the Seven Mile Bridge north to the Miami-Dade County line.

“As a proud community partner of the Upper and Middle Keys, we want to offer our members a bit of relief while everyone continues to clean, repair and recover from Irma’s impact,” Scott Newberry, FKEC’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “To do this, our board of directors has approved a $15 bill credit, not only as an acknowledgement that our members were without power for a short period of time, but also as a way to thank them for their patience and support during our restoration process.”

The one-time bill credit will appear this month as a line item on October electric bills.