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Lawmakers Could Get More Say on Greenhouse Gas Rules

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Lawmakers Could Get More Say on Greenhouse Gas Rules

A Senate Republican filed a proposal Wednesday that could give the Legislature more say over regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez, R-Doral, filed the bill (SB 380) for consideration during the 2022 legislative session, which starts in January. It would... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2021


Ricky Erixton, JEA Vice President of Electric Systems, Named to SERC Reliability Board of Directors

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Ricky Erixton, JEA Vice President of Electric Systems, Named to SERC Reliability Board of Directors

Ricky Erixton, vice president of Electric Systems at JEA, has been appointed to the SERC Reliability Board of Directors. Erixton will represent the municipal sector for the board overseeing a nonprofit that works to reduce risks to the reliability and security of the electric grid in 16... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2021


OUC Completes Purchase of Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

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OUC Completes Purchase of Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, OUC completed its purchase of the Osceola Generating Station, a 510-megawatt (MW) single-cycle natural gas-fired power plant located near Harmony in Osceola County. OUC announced plans to purchase the facility last month. The nearly $100 million deal to purchase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2021


KUA completes first EV Charging Station Hub

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KUA completes first EV Charging Station Hub

It’s National Drive Electric Week, and KUA is proud to announce the installation of its first EV charging Station Hub at the Kissimmee Civic Center that includes one Level-III Fast Charger and three Level-II chargers. KUA also replaced two additional City-owned EV Chargers around the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2021


Ricardo “Rick” Morales III Appointed to JEA Board of Directors

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Ricardo “Rick” Morales III Appointed to JEA Board of Directors

Ricardo “Rick” Morales III, president and chief operating officer of Morales Construction Co. Inc. has joined the JEA board of directors. The Jacksonville City Council approved Morales’ appointment at its Sept. 28 meeting. “We are pleased that Rick Morales is joining... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2021


Lawmakers Propose All Renewable Energy by 2040

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Lawmakers Propose All Renewable Energy by 2040

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would require Florida to generate all of its electricity through renewable energy by 2040. Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, filed a Senate version (SB 366) of the proposal Tuesday, after Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, filed the House version (HB... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/28/2021


Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike

By Jim Turner Attorneys for groups challenging a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates and add solar energy told state regulators Monday that the requested increase is more than the company needs as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/20/2021


Graham, Fay Reappointed to PSC

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Graham, Fay Reappointed to PSC

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday returned Public Service Commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay to their seats on the state utility regulatory board for four more years. Graham and Fay, whose current terms expire in January, applied for reappointment and were among six finalists forwarded Aug.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/9/2021


Challenge to JEA Solar Policy Rejected

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Challenge to JEA Solar Policy Rejected

An appeals court rejected a lawsuit that contended Jacksonville’s municipal utility violated a state law when it changed a program that provides credits to customers who generate electricity through rooftop solar panels. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/9/2021


Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

As Florida Power & Light began pursuing an increase in base electric rates this year, a new group, Floridians Against Increased Rates, emerged to oppose the utility. That has led to battles at the state Public Service Commission about whether the group, dubbed FAIR, should be able to take... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/7/2021


KUA donates $50,000 to Good Neighbor Fund In Response to Continued Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

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KUA donates $50,000 to Good Neighbor Fund In Response to Continued Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

In an effort to provide financial relief during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kissimmee Utility Authority Board of Directors voted to transfer $50,000 to the Good Neighbor Fund. Administered by the Osceola Council on Aging, the Good Neighbor Utility Assistance Fund provides emergency utility... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/1/2021


DeSantis to Consider 6 Finalists for PSC Seats

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DeSantis to Consider 6 Finalists for PSC Seats

All six finalists for two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission were forwarded Tuesday to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who will make appointments to the panel of utility regulators. The finalists include commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay, who are seeking reappointment. Their current... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/31/2021