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JEA Announces New Leadership Team

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JEA Announces New Leadership Team

Jay Stowe, JEA Managing Director and CEO, announced a new organizational structure. The new structure will reduce the number of direct reports to the CEO from eleven to seven. The direct reports will include a Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Customer Officer,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/17/2021


OUC's Clean Energy Efforts Recognized in New Report

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OUC's Clean Energy Efforts Recognized in New Report

OUC—The Reliable One has been recognized in the Sierra Club’s new Clean Energy report card for OUC’s commitment to reaching 100% Net Zero emissions by 2050, with interim goals in the decades between. OUC is the only utility in the Southeast included in the report to earn a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/12/2021


Gentry Approved for Public Counsel Post

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Gentry Approved for Public Counsel Post

By NSF staff Richard Gentry, a lobbyist and former longtime general counsel of the Florida Home Builders Association, was approved Tuesday to represent the public in utility regulatory cases. Gentry was the only applicant interviewed by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Counsel... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/10/2021


Collins Promoted to CEO of Tampa Electric

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Collins Promoted to CEO of Tampa Electric

By NSF staff Archie Collins, the chief operating officer of Tampa Electric Co., will become the utility’s chief executive officer in May. Emera Inc., the parent company of Tampa Electric, announced the promotion Tuesday, with Collins succeeding Nancy Tower, who plans to retire. Collins, who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/9/2021


FMEA Releases Annual Florida Electric Bill Comparison for 2020

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FMEA Releases Annual Florida Electric Bill Comparison for 2020

Florida public power utilities provided the lowest rates in all 15 reported categories, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, on average for the year 2020. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in eight categories,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/8/2021


FPUA Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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FPUA Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/5/2021


Public Counsel Post Could Go to Gentry

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Public Counsel Post Could Go to Gentry

By Jim Turner A lobbyist and former longtime general counsel of the Florida Home Builders Association will be voted on next week to represent the public in utility regulatory cases. Richard Gentry, who spent nearly 25 years as general counsel of the homebuilders’ group, was the only... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/4/2021


Duke Solar Projects Get State Approval

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Duke Solar Projects Get State Approval

State regulators Tuesday signed off on a plan by Duke Energy Florida to add five solar-energy projects, as utilities continue to pursue solar expansions across the state. Four of the Duke projects are scheduled to come online this year, with another starting to produce electricity in 2022. Each... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Tri-State Utility Products
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Tri-State Utility Products

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for February is Tri-State Utility Products, Inc. Tri-State Utility Products, Inc. is a sales and service organization that specializes in products for electric utilities. Tri-State operates as the exclusive business partner for most of their key product... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Firmatek
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Firmatek

FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Firmatek Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Firmatek, LLC As a long established pioneer in mapping and measurement technology,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for December 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for December 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for December 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $11.83 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... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


Tampa Electric Outlines Plans for Rate Hikes

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Tampa Electric Outlines Plans for Rate Hikes

By Jim Turner Tampa Electric Co. will ask state regulators to approve base rate increases, with an initial installment of $280 million to $295 million in 2022 as part of a multi-year effort to build a “smarter” power grid that provides reliable energy. In a filing Monday, the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021