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Plakon, Passidomo Finalists for PSC Post

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Plakon, Passidomo Finalists for PSC Post

State Rep. Scott Plakon and a daughter of Senate Rules Chairwoman Kathleen Passidomo were among four finalists forwarded Monday to Gov. Ron DeSantis for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. After short introductions and interviews of five candidates, the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/12/2021


Tampa Electric Customers Could See Rate Hikes

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Tampa Electric Customers Could See Rate Hikes

By Jim Saunders Tampa Electric Co. on Friday filed a proposal seeking more than $400 million in base-rate increases during the next three years, saying the additional money would help meet the needs of customers and expand clean energy. “While the company has undertaken cost-savings... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Whitehead & Associates, Inc.

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Whitehead & Associates, Inc.

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Whitehead & Associates, Inc. As an electrical solutions company, Whitehead offers products and services that span the entire the electrical industry,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/5/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: ENCO Utility Services

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: ENCO Utility Services

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for April is ENCO Utility Services. ENCO Utility Services has been a turn-key provider of bundled utility services for municipal and private utilities since 2001. From the northwest to the southeast, they have laid utility lines, provided call center... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/5/2021


FPL Bills to Increase Because of Fuel Costs

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FPL Bills to Increase Because of Fuel Costs

With natural gas costing more than expected, Florida Power & Light customers will see increases in their monthly bills starting in May. The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a request by FPL to collect $302.5 million from customers to cover additional costs of fuel for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/1/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for February 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for February 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for February 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $7.18 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
03/29/2021


Five Candidates to Interview for PSC Seat

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Five Candidates to Interview for PSC Seat

A state panel next month will interview five candidates, including state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. The candidates, who also include a daughter of Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, are slated to be interviewed April 12 by the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/29/2021


City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Receives National Recognition

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City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Receives National Recognition

The City of Tallahassee Electric Utility was awarded two honors from the American Public Power Association (APPA) – the 2021 Award of Continued Excellence (ACE) through its Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) program and a Diamond level recognition through its RP3... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2021


FPUA Honored with National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices

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FPUA Honored with National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020. The utility earned Second Place in Group D, the category for utilities with 60,000 to 109,999 worker-hours of annual worker... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/25/2021


FPUA Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

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FPUA Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has earned a Diamond level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Utilities must complete a rigorous application process, and the RP3 designation,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2021


Proposal Would Plug in Higher Fees for Electric Vehicles

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Proposal Would Plug in Higher Fees for Electric Vehicles

Annual fees on electric vehicles would go up to help build charging stations as the state anticipates a continued move away from gas-powered cars and trucks, under a proposal backed Tuesday in the Senate. Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican who has been an advocate for new vehicle... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2021


Panel to Weigh 'Most Qualified' PSC Hopefuls

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Panel to Weigh 'Most Qualified' PSC Hopefuls

A state panel appears ready to move quickly to fill an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. With nine applicants for the job, the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council has scheduled a meeting Monday to designate a list of “most qualified” applicants to be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2021