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Regulators Get Input on FPL Rate Hike Proposal

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Regulators Get Input on FPL Rate Hike Proposal

The state Public Service Commission on Monday began a series of customer hearings about a four-year proposal that would lead to base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light. Supporters and opponents gave testimony about the proposal, which calls for a $1.1 billion increase in base-rate... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/21/2021


FPL Rate Hearings Slated

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FPL Rate Hearings Slated

The state Public Service Commission is scheduled June 21 to begin a series of online customer hearings about a proposal that would lead to base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light. The commission has scheduled a dozen online hearings from June 21 to July 2, according to a notice posted on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/8/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.25 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 Garnie Holmes
06/3/2021


OUC Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs With Goal of Lowering Customers’ Utility Costs

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OUC Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs With Goal of Lowering Customers’ Utility Costs

Initiative includes search for consultant to help increase participation in conservation Empowered by a commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050, with interim goals of 50% CO2 reduction by 2030 and 75% by 2040, OUC is reviewing its energy efficiency programs and seeks a consultant to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/3/2021


KUA Releases 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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KUA Releases 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Kissimmee Utility Authority today released its 2021 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, a free comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents. A partnership between KUA, Osceola County, the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, Toho Water Authority, UF IFAS Extension in Osceola... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/2/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Conductor Power

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Conductor Power

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Conductor Power Conductor Power (CP) offers seasoned crews providing a complete installation from the generator to the transmission line; as well as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Black & Veatch

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Black & Veatch

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for June is Black & Veatch. Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, leading engineering, consulting and construction company with more than 100 offices worldwide and a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure. They have also been... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2021


Process Starts for PSC Picks

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Process Starts for PSC Picks

With the terms of utility regulators Art Graham and Andrew Fay scheduled to expire in January, a state panel has started the process of filling two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council announced Friday that it will accept... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/24/2021


Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

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Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

An appeals court Tuesday rejected a lawsuit in which eight young Florida residents sought to force the state to take steps to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a decision last June by Leon County Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll to dismiss the case.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/19/2021


FPUA Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings, Inc.

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FPUA Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings, Inc.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is proud to announce that on May 14, 2021, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A+’ rating on the following FPUA bonds: $17.3 million utilities capital appreciation bonds, series 1999B; $29.7 million utilities revenue refunding bonds, series... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/18/2021


Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

Duke Energy Florida is seeking approval from state regulators to recoup money it spent responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke on Friday filed a petition at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to collect $16.7 million from customers, starting in August. The request stems from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021


Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

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Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

Duke Energy pushed back Monday against a hedge fund’s call for Duke to make changes that could include breaking off its Florida subsidiary into a standalone utility. Elliott Investment Management, in a detailed letter released publicly, backed splitting the North Carolina-based Duke into... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021