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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Airborne Response

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Airborne Response

FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Airborne Response Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Airborne Response Airborne Response is a Florida-based small business... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Engineer Sales Co.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Engineer Sales Co.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for September is Engineer Sales Co.. Engineer Sales was founded in the 1950′s to provide technical sales representation to manufacturers looking to sell their products to the electric utility industry in the State of Florida and has been an FMEA... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2021


KUA Crews Head to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Power Restoration

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KUA Crews Head to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Power Restoration

Kissimmee Utility Authority crews are en route to Lafayette, Louisiana this morning to assist with the restoration of power as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in the Gulf Coast today. The convoy departed Kissimmee just after 7:30 a.m. and will pre-stage in the Pensacola area before arriving in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2021


Florida Public Power Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration Following Hurricane Ida

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Florida Public Power Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration Following Hurricane Ida

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, which is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane this Sunday. Nearly 85 personnel from seven Florida public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/27/2021


Florida Crews Poised to Help after Ida

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Florida Crews Poised to Help after Ida

State of FloridaFlorida search-and-rescue teams and utility crews are deploying to help as Hurricane Ida barrels toward landfall in Louisiana. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who doubles as the state fire marshal, said search-and-rescue teams will assist with storm recovery.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/27/2021


Two Groups Back FPL Rate Settlement

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Two Groups Back FPL Rate Settlement

Two more organizations have signed on to a proposed settlement that would lead to Florida Power & Light raising base electric rates and expanding solar energy. Vote Solar and The CLEO Institute, which have taken part in the rate case at the Florida Public Service Commission, joined the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/25/2021


Court Says Ex-Utility CEO Entitled to Arbitration

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Court Says Ex-Utility CEO Entitled to Arbitration

An appeals court Tuesday said a former CEO of the Jacksonville municipal utility is entitled to go to arbitration in a legal battle over his firing. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a ruling last year by Circuit Judge Waddell Wallace that former JEA Chief Executive... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/24/2021


Secretary of State Designates Havana Main Street as the Florida Main Street Program of the Month

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Secretary of State Designates Havana Main Street as the Florida Main Street Program of the Month

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced that Havana Main Street has been recognized as the August 2021 Florida Main Street Program of the Month. “Havana Main Street has developed their former retail corridor into a vibrant and dynamic arts district,” said Secretary Lee.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/23/2021


Heat Wave Prompts All-time High for Electricity use in Kissimmee

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Heat Wave Prompts All-time High for Electricity use in Kissimmee

As the heat index in the Kissimmee region topped 107 degrees this week, residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use.Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 400.1 megawatts at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday, eclipsing the previous record of 398.1 megawatts set in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/19/2021


Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

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Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

Utility regulators next month will hear arguments about a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates over four years and add solar energy. The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday scheduled what could... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/18/2021


JEA Builds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Chief External Affairs Officer

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JEA Builds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Chief External Affairs Officer

This announcement follows the recent news of Raynetta Curry Marshall being named Chief Operating Officer and Ted B. Phillips being named Chief Financial Officer. Marshall, Phillips and Schepis join four other leaders who report to JEA Managing Director and CEO Jay Stowe. The other direct reports... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/17/2021


Tampa Electric Rates Set for October Hearing

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Tampa Electric Rates Set for October Hearing

State regulators will hold a hearing Oct. 21 on a proposed settlement that would raise Tampa Electric Co. customers’ base electric rates over the next three years. Florida Public Service Commission member Art Graham, who is serving as a prehearing officer in the rate case, issued an order... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2021