JEA building in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
JEA's downtown headquarters building is pictured behind Jacksonville's City Hall. Photo by Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

Experts Say Sale of JEA Would Be Biggest Public Utility Transaction In The Industry

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Ted Kury

As the city of Jacksonville, Florida contemplates privatization of its utility, Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), the eighth-largest community-owned electric utility company in the United States and the largest in Florida, it has much to contemplate, especially considering it might be the largest transaction in the industry’s history, according to experts.

Dr. Ted Kury, Director of Energy Studies at the UF Public Utility Research Center, who was part of the team that assessed the value of JEA, spoke with WJCT News about why the utility’s sale could top records.