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Plakon Among Nine Seeking PSC Post

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Plakon Among Nine Seeking PSC Post

Facing term limits next year, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, is among nine candidates for an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. The candidates filed applications before a Friday deadline. The seat on the five-member utility regulatory commission opened last month when Gov.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/22/2021


Amy Zubaly: Broadband Bills Will Not Increase Access to Underserved Areas

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Amy Zubaly: Broadband Bills Will Not Increase Access to Underserved Areas

Areas lack connectivity because there aren’t enough potential customers for private companies to make a profit One year ago, all of America began to confront the new reality of a pandemic, including the migration of business and education to the internet. Schools, universities and businesses... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/19/2021


Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

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Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

Florida Power & Light customers would see increases in monthly bills starting in May because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs, under a recommendation issued Friday by staff members of the state Public Service Commission. FPL is seeking to collect an additional $302.5 million related... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/19/2021


FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes

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FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes

FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2021


FMEA Announces 2020 Safety Awards

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FMEA Announces 2020 Safety Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 21 of its public power members for their continued commitment to safe work practices throughout the year 2020. For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized Florida public power utilities’ efforts to ensure crew safety is the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2021


Process Starts to Fill PSC Post

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Process Starts to Fill PSC Post

A state panel is moving forward with filling a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission that opened when Gov. Ron DeSantis last month appointed longtime Commissioner Julie Brown as secretary of the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Florida Public Service Commission... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/3/2021


PSC Approves Gulf Power Hurricane Sally Issues

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PSC Approves Gulf Power Hurricane Sally Issues

Gulf Power residential customers will see slight reductions in monthly bills after state regulators Tuesday signed off on two changes related to last year’s Hurricane Sally. The Florida Public Service Commission approved allowing Gulf to recoup $206 million from customers because of costs... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/2/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for March is W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc Founded in 1962 by William W. “Bill” Gay and with offices across Florida, W.W. Gay has always had the main principle of providing expert service to every client. With a wide area of expertise... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: PCE Investment Bankers

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: PCE Investment Bankers

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! PCE Investment Bankers Since 1997, business owners have trusted PCE Investment Bankers’ credentialed and creative team to provide strategic... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


Duke Solar Plan Challenged at Supreme Court

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Duke Solar Plan Challenged at Supreme Court

By Jim Suanders A Duke Energy Florida plan that would add 10 solar-power plants faces a challenge at the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Florida filed a notice this week that they are challenging a Jan. 5 decision by the state Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for January 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for January 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for January 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.46 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
02/26/2021


Gulf Customers Could Face Sally Costs

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Gulf Customers Could Face Sally Costs

The Florida Public Service Commission next week could approve a proposal that would lead to Gulf Power Co. customers paying $206 million for costs related to Hurricane Sally. Commission staff members have recommended that the regulatory panel approve adding the storm-restoration costs to Gulf... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/22/2021