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KUA Marks 122 Years of Electric Service
KUA Marks 122 Years of Electric Service

Today marks the 122nd anniversary of municipally-owned electric service in Kissimmee. “For 122 years, we’ve been keeping the lights on for our community, and we couldn’t be more proud,” said Brian Horton, KUA President and General Manager. “We will forever embrace... Continue Reading

Date posted06/28/2023


City Honors OUC for a Century of Reliability
City Honors OUC for a Century of Reliability

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer proclaims June 26 as ‘OUC 100th Anniversary Day’ Earlier today, Monday, 6/26, the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC—The Reliable One) was honored for a century of reliable service to Central Florida with a proclamation declaring "OUC 100th Anniversary... Continue Reading

Date posted06/26/2023


Florida Public Power Leader Elected to National Board
Florida Public Power Leader Elected to National Board

Amy Zubaly, Florida Municipal Electric Association Executive Director, was installed this week as a new member of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors. The APPA is the national trade association representing not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000... Continue Reading

Date posted06/22/2023


Two Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards
Two Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards

Awards recognize contributions to public power and their communities Two Florida public power leaders were recognized today by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their contributions to the public power industry and their service to their communities. Receiving national awards today... Continue Reading

Date posted06/20/2023


Gainesville Utility Revamp Goes to DeSantis
Gainesville Utility Revamp Goes to DeSantis

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. After debate during this year’s legislative session about placing additional restrictions on municipal utilities, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday formally received a bill that would overhaul the utility in the Gainesville... Continue Reading

Date posted06/14/2023


Lower Fuel Costs to Trim FPL Bills
Lower Fuel Costs to Trim FPL Bills

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Florida Power & Light customers will get a break starting in July. State regulators Tuesday approved a plan that will trim FPL customers’ bills because of lower-than-expected costs of natural gas used to fuel power... Continue Reading

Date posted06/13/2023


Tips from Ocala Electric Utility to Save on Electric Costs this Summer
Tips from Ocala Electric Utility to Save on Electric Costs this Summer

As temperatures continue to rise, Ocala Electric Utility (OEU) offers a few simple tips to keep homes cool and electric costs down. Keep thermostats set no lower than 78 degrees when home. Keep thermostats set at a minimum of 83 degrees or higher when away from home for more than four hours.... Continue Reading

Date posted06/9/2023


KUA Welcomes Returning Board Member
KUA Welcomes Returning Board Member

Reginald Hardee took the oath of office on Wednesday, June 7, as a returning member of the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) board of directors. This appointment marks Hardee's third to the KUA board; his first appointment was in October 2007. On May 16, 2023, Reginald Hardee was appointed by the... Continue Reading

Date posted06/9/2023


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

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for April 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are among the lowest in the state, coming in at an average of $29.72 lower than the average bills of other utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories,... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted06/2/2023


FPL Bill Reductions Backed
FPL Bill Reductions Backed

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. The state Public Service Commission should approve a proposal that would lead to lower bills for Florida Power & Light customers starting in July, the commission’s staff said in a new recommendation. FPL last month filed... Continue Reading

Date posted06/2/2023


FPUA Installs Infrastructure Improvements for Electric Grid Resiliency
FPUA Installs Infrastructure Improvements for Electric Grid Resiliency

Customers may experience brief rolling brownouts throughout the day Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is installing infrastructure improvements for electric grid resiliency in advance of hurricane season on Monday (May 22, 2023). During the scheduled installation, commercial and... Continue Reading

Date posted05/19/2023


FMEA Hosts First-Ever Statewide Hurricane Tabletop Exercise, Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum
FMEA Hosts First-Ever Statewide Hurricane Tabletop Exercise, Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), in partnership with the American Public Power Association (APPA), is hosting a first-ever Florida public power statewide hurricane tabletop exercise under a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency... Continue Reading

Date posted05/16/2023