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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Open International and Titanium Response LLC

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Open International and Titanium Response LLC

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Open International Since its inception in 1987, Open International has provided technology that helps Telecommunications and Utility service providers... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/6/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for October 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for October 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for October 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.34 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Elizabeth Bendele
12/3/2021


FPUA Voted One of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work

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FPUA Voted One of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work

Fort Pierce, FL November 24, 2021 – Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” in St. Lucie County at the 20th Anniversary of the St. Lucie County “Best Places to Work” Awards Ceremony. This is the sixth time, and fourth... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/24/2021


High Fuel Costs to Hit Tampa Electric Customers

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High Fuel Costs to Hit Tampa Electric Customers

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After Florida Power & Light made a similar request last week, Tampa Electric Co. on Friday asked state regulators for a boost in customer bills in 2022 because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs. Tampa Electric filed a... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/19/2021


Gulf Power Customers Face Storm Expenses

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Gulf Power Customers Face Storm Expenses

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — First came Hurricane Michael. Then Sally. Then Zeta. And for customers of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Power, the barrage of storms during the past few years could mean they will pay extra on their bills through 2024 to cover costs of... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/15/2021


Florida Power & Light seeks approval to collect additional $810 million from customers

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Florida Power & Light seeks approval to collect additional $810 million from customers

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida Tallahassee — Florida Power & Light on Tuesday sought approval to collect an additional $810 million from customers in 2022 as high natural-gas prices continue to drive up costs for electric utilities. The request, filed at the state Public... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/10/2021


House Passes Infrastructure Bill That Includes Funding Opportunities For Public Power

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House Passes Infrastructure Bill That Includes Funding Opportunities For Public Power

By Paul Ciampoli, APPAThe House of Representatives on Nov. 5 voted 228 to 206 to pass H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, that includes numerous funding opportunities for public power utilities that are supported by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/9/2021


Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized for Programs that Enhance Local Communities

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Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized for Programs that Enhance Local Communities

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is honoring 22 Florida public power utilities for making valuable investments that enhance the quality of life in their communities, beyond efficient delivery of affordable, reliable and clean energy. Recipients received “Building Strong... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/3/2021


PSC member Passidomo clears Senate committee

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PSC member Passidomo clears Senate committee

By News Service of Florida Tallahassee — Florida Public Service Commission member Gabriella Passidomo, a daughter of the next Senate president, easily cleared her first Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. The Regulated Industries Committee unanimously backed confirmation of Passidomo, who... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/3/2021


Fay to chair PSC for next two years

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Fay to chair PSC for next two years

By News Service of Florida Tallahassee — Fresh off a reappointment to the Florida Public Service Commission, Andrew Fay was elected Tuesday to serve a two-year term as chairman of the utility regulatory panel. Fay will succeed Chairman Gary Clark in January. Former Gov. Rick Scott... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/2/2021


Regulators back Duke plan to ease bill hikes

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Regulators back Duke plan to ease bill hikes

TALLAHASSEE — As Florida utilities grapple with higher-than-expected natural gas prices, regulators Tuesday approved a plan to ease the hit to monthly bills of Duke Energy Florida customers. The state Public Service Commission signed off on a Duke plan that, in part, will spread collection... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/2/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Origis Energy and mPower Innovations

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Origis Energy and mPower Innovations

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Origis Energy Origis Energy is bringing clean and cost effective solar and energy storage solutions within reach for utility, commercial and industrial as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/1/2021