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FMEA Announces Association’s Rebrand, New Website

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FMEA Announces Association’s Rebrand, New Website

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today announced the launch of its rebranded logo and new website. FMEA is a member-driven association of Florida’s 33 public power utilities, and the new look is specially designed to represent the association’s identity and mission.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/13/2021


DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

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DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

Gabriella Passidomo, a daughter of an influential state senator, was appointed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. Passidomo, who since 2019 has worked as a PSC attorney, will move to a $135,997-a-year position on the five-member commission, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/11/2021


City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

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City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

The City of Ocala, along with Ocala Electric Utility (OEU), has announced Marvin Ayala as the new Director for OEU. Mr. Ayala served as the Deputy Director for OEU since August 2018 and accepted the role of Director on March 23. Currently, Mr. Ayala oversees the entire OEU Department, including... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/5/2021


Agreement on FPL Dorian Costs Approved

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Agreement on FPL Dorian Costs Approved

State regulators Tuesday approved a settlement on about $240 million in costs that Florida Power & Light wracked up as it prepared for Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and restored electricity in some areas. Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the Bahamas, veered away before making landfall in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2021


Duke Energy Rate Deal Approved

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Duke Energy Rate Deal Approved

With backing from representatives of consumers and businesses, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a settlement that will increase base electric rates for customers of Duke Energy Florida. Duke reached the settlement early this year with the state Office of Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc. (TVPPA) is the nonprofit, regional service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/3/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Genics, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Genics, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for May is Genics Inc. Family owned and operated since 1981, Genics is a pioneer when it comes to the safe and responsible treatment of wood. Over the last 30 years, Genics has advanced the science and technology behind some of the world’s most... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/3/2021


Lakeland Electric Offers Free Trees to Customers Through Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees

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Lakeland Electric Offers Free Trees to Customers Through Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees

Lakeland Electric is providing free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting. Starting today, Lakeland Electric customers can reserve their free trees at... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/30/2021


Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Passage of HB 1239

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Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Passage of HB 1239

“One of the strongest advantages of municipally owned electric utilities is that we are closely connected to our customers and intertwined in the communities we serve. The experience of the last year, and the challenges that were highlighted, showed that dependable high speed internet... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2021


FMPA Celebrates Earth Day with Solar Project Website

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FMPA Celebrates Earth Day with Solar Project Website

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) launched a new website today that enables the public to view near real-time solar power output from the agency’s solar energy centers along with the associated environmental benefits. FMPA partnered with 16 municipal electric utilities in Florida to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for March 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for March 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for March 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 Garnie Holmes
04/19/2021


KUA to Stage Mock Disaster Ahead of Hurricane Season

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KUA to Stage Mock Disaster Ahead of Hurricane Season

Kissimmee Utility Authority staff members will take part in a mock disaster drill to test the readiness of the utility for this year’s hurricane season. The four-hour drill will involve a wide range of activities, including both live-action training and table top exercises. Activities will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/15/2021