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STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Depression Fred

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STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Depression Fred

“Florida’s public power utilities are closely watching Tropical Depression Fred, which is forecasted to impact Florida’s west coast from the Keys to the Panhandle and Big Bend region and restrengthen to a tropical storm prior to making landfall early Monday morning. With impacts... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2021


FPL Reaches Deal to Raise Rates, Boost Solar

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FPL Reaches Deal to Raise Rates, Boost Solar

By Jim Saunders Florida Power & Light has reached agreement with representatives of consumers and businesses on a four-year plan that would increase base electric rates and continue the utility’s push to add solar energy. The proposed settlement was filed Tuesday at the state Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2021


FPL Rate Hearing Delayed as Storm Threatens

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FPL Rate Hearing Delayed as Storm Threatens

Regulators are pushing back consideration of base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light as a potential tropical storm threatens the state and as a proposed settlement has been reached in the rate case. The state Public Service Commission was scheduled to start a multi-day hearing Monday on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2021


OUC Board Approves Possible Purchase of 20-Year-Old Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

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OUC Board Approves Possible Purchase of 20-Year-Old Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

On Aug. 10, 2021, the Orlando Utilities Commission’s Board approved an agenda item that allows the General Manager & CEO to enter an agreement to purchase the Osceola Generating Station, a 20-year-old idle 510-megawatt (MW) single-cycle natural gas-fired power plant located near Harmony... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/11/2021


Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Line

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Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Line

“Drop us a Line” campaign encourages customers to send notes of thanks and appreciation The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today launched a social media campaign asking customers of Florida’s public power utilities to send... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/10/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for August is Osmose Utilities Services. Osmose provides inspection, life extension, and rehabilitation services designed to build resiliency into T&D infrastructure. Osmose also provides corrosion mitigation and engineered repairs for steel... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/9/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Primary Source Electric

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member – Primary Source Electric

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Primary Source Electric An Emergency Response company, helping restore power after weather events. We are exclusive to emergency work, we do not do... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/9/2021


Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Members of the Public Power Community with Awards

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Members of the Public Power Community with Awards

At the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) annual conference banquet in Naples, the association recognized members of the Florida public power community with four awards: Member of the Year, Associate Member of the Year, Past Presidents Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. “With... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/22/2021


Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Executive Leadership Team

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Executive Leadership Team

At a meeting held during its annual conference in Naples, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today elected a new slate of officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President James Braddock,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


Natural Gas Costs Could Drive Up Utility Bills

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Natural Gas Costs Could Drive Up Utility Bills

Customers of Tampa Electric Co. and Duke Energy Florida could have to dig a little deeper to pay their electricity bills this fall because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs. Tampa Electric on Monday asked the Florida Public Service Commission to approve a proposal that would increase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


Duke Solar Plants Slated for North Florida

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Duke Solar Plants Slated for North Florida

Duke Energy Florida on Wednesday detailed the locations of four solar-power plants that will start being built early next year. One of the 74.9-megawatt plants will be built on 635 acres in Suwannee County; another will be built on 645 acres in Bay County; another will be built on 650 acres in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


JEA Announces Key Leadership Team Hires with New COO and VP of Financial Services

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JEA Announces Key Leadership Team Hires with New COO and VP of Financial Services

JEA announced the next phase of its leadership team changes with the appointment of a chief operating officer and vice president of financial services. Raynetta Curry Marshall, JEA’s former director of Water/Wastewater Planning & Development, returns to the company as chief operating... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/14/2021