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La Rosa Tapped to Lead PSC
La Rosa Tapped to Lead PSC

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Mike La Rosa, a former state House member who joined the Florida Public Service Commission in 2021, was chosen Thursday to become chairman of the utility-regulatory panel. La Rosa will begin a two-year term as chairman in January,... Continue Reading

Date posted11/9/2023


Duke Energy Costs Decision Upheld
Duke Energy Costs Decision Upheld

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to overturn a decision by state regulators that called for Duke Energy Florida customers to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant. The state Office of... Continue Reading

Date posted11/9/2023


Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized with “Building Strong Communities” Awards
Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized with “Building Strong Communities” Awards

At its annual Energy Connections Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today recognized 20 Florida public power utilities with “Building Strong Communities” awards. These awards were presented to Florida public power utilities for their... Continue Reading

Date posted11/7/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for September 2023
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for September 2023

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for September 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are among the lowest in the state, coming in at an average of $36.58 lower than the average bills of other utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories,... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted10/30/2023


U.S. Department of Energy Selects FPUA for $5.8M Federal Funding
U.S. Department of Energy Selects FPUA for $5.8M Federal Funding

FPUA will increase power grid resiliency across the Fort Pierce service area The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected Fort Pierce Utilities Authority to receive $5,828,993 to enhance and modernize the Fort Pierce electric grid. The funds will advance FPUA’s broader initiative to... Continue Reading

Date posted10/18/2023


Duke Puts Idalia Costs at $91.9 Million
Duke Puts Idalia Costs at $91.9 Million

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. After Hurricane Idalia tore through parts of its service area, Duke Energy Florida on Monday estimated storm-related costs totaling $91.9 million. Duke filed a proposal at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking approval to... Continue Reading

Date posted10/16/2023


Orlando Utilities Commission Fuels Greener Grid with New Battery Storage System
Orlando Utilities Commission Fuels Greener Grid with New Battery Storage System

Innovative Technology Will Increase Resiliency and Decrease Carbon Emissions as OUC Works Toward Clean Energy Future OUC—The Reliable One is installing a 4-megawatt (MW)/8-megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage system in St. Cloud. The project will increase grid resiliency and help... Continue Reading

Date posted10/12/2023


Zubaly: Municipal Utilities Did Excellent Job Restoring Power
Zubaly: Municipal Utilities Did Excellent Job Restoring Power

Letter to the editor In the aftermath of August’s Hurricane Idalia, Florida’s municipal electric utilities did an excellent job restoring power to their communities. The City of Alachua, City of Newberry, City of Williston, and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) all performed well... Continue Reading

Postedby Amy Zubaly
Date posted10/7/2023


FMEA Highlights Infrastructure Investments and Hurricane Response During National Public Power Week
FMEA Highlights Infrastructure Investments and Hurricane Response During National Public Power Week

This year during Public Power Week (Oct. 1 – 7, 2023), the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is highlighting the infrastructure investments Florida public power utilities have made in their communities and the impacts these investments have had on power restoration following... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted10/2/2023


KUA Named Winner of 2023 Central Florida Top Workplaces Award by Orlando Sentinel
KUA Named Winner of 2023 Central Florida Top Workplaces Award by Orlando Sentinel

Kissimmee Utility Authority received a 2023 Top Workplaces award by the Orlando Sentinel’s Top Workplaces program. The list includes companies from ten Central Florida counties and is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement... Continue Reading

Date posted10/2/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for August 2023
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for August 2023

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for August 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are among the lowest in the state, coming in at an average of $37.03 lower than the average bills of other utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories,... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted09/28/2023


Court Orders Justification for FPL Rates
Court Orders Justification for FPL Rates

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said state regulators did not adequately justify approval of a settlement that increased base electric rates for Florida Power & Light and ordered a new explanation. Justices, in a 4-2... Continue Reading

Date posted09/28/2023