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Regulators Could Trim FPL Bills
Regulators Could Trim FPL Bills

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. State regulators Tuesday could approve a proposal that would reduce Florida Power & Light customers’ bills in May because of lower-than-expected natural gas prices. The proposal, which will go before the Public Service... Continue Reading

Date posted04/3/2023


Lawmakers Could Cap Utility Money Transfers
Lawmakers Could Cap Utility Money Transfers

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. In a proposal that could cost some cities millions of dollars, a House panel on Tuesday approved a bill that would restrict how much money can be transferred from municipal utilities into city general funds. The House Energy,... Continue Reading

Date posted03/22/2023


Class Action Gets Go-Ahead in FPL Irma Outages
Class Action Gets Go-Ahead in FPL Irma Outages

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. An appeals court said Wednesday that Florida Power & Light can face a class-action lawsuit stemming from power outages in Hurricane Irma, which barreled up the state in 2017. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of... Continue Reading

Date posted03/22/2023


FMEA Statement Regarding Proposed Committee Substitute for HB 1331, Amendment to SB 1380
FMEA Statement Regarding Proposed Committee Substitute for HB 1331, Amendment to SB 1380

STATEMENT BY:Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Proposed Committee Substitute for HB 1331, Amendment to SB 1380 “The proposed substitute language for House Bill 1331 and an amendment to Senate Bill 1380 will hurt municipal utility communities... Continue Reading

Date posted03/21/2023


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

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for February 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.33 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Quincy reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted03/20/2023


Lakeland Electric Announces New Retail Cash Payment Program
Lakeland Electric Announces New Retail Cash Payment Program

Lakeland Electric is rolling out a new way for customers to pay their utility bills with cash through its Retail Cash Payment program. Beginning March 13, 2023, this program will allow customers to pay their Lakeland Electric or City of Lakeland Utilities bill at local and national retailers where... Continue Reading

Date posted03/14/2023


Fitch Gives Thumbs-Up After Reedy Creek Changes
Fitch Gives Thumbs-Up After Reedy Creek Changes

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Fitch Ratings on Thursday signaled that it is satisfied with a new law that shifted control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District to Gov. Ron DeSantis and renamed the district. Fitch lifted what is known as a “rating watch... Continue Reading

Date posted03/10/2023


Electric Bills Going Up in April
Electric Bills Going Up in April

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. State regulators Tuesday signed off on plans that will lead to millions of utility customers seeing increased electric bills in April because of hurricane costs and higher-than-expected natural gas prices last year. The Florida... Continue Reading

Date posted03/8/2023


Local Utilities Could See More State Regulation
Local Utilities Could See More State Regulation

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Florida House and Senate members last week filed proposals that would increase state regulation of many municipal electric utilities. The proposals would ramp up the Florida Public Service Commission’s regulation of... Continue Reading

Date posted03/6/2023


Florida Lineman Competition and Safety Awards Winners Announced at Annual FMEA Awards Banquet
Florida Lineman Competition and Safety Awards Winners Announced at Annual FMEA Awards Banquet

This evening, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized excellence in Florida public power at an awards banquet where the winners of the Florida Lineman Competition and recipients of the FMEA Safety Awards were announced. The banquet concluded the 2023 Florida Lineman... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted03/4/2023


Second Implosion at C.D. McIntosh Jr. Power Plant, Unit 3
Second Implosion at C.D. McIntosh Jr. Power Plant, Unit 3

WhatLakeland Electric’s leading industrial demolition contractor, Total Wrecking & Environmental, will implode the second phase of the Lakeland power plant project by felling the 255-foot boiler on Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m.The public is invited to safely watch the implosion from... Continue Reading

Date posted03/3/2023


Lower Fuel Costs Could Trim Electric Bill Hikes
Lower Fuel Costs Could Trim Electric Bill Hikes

With state regulators poised to consider proposals that would increase monthly electric bills, Florida Power & Light on Wednesday said lower-than-expected natural gas prices this year could somewhat soften the blow. FPL filed a petition at the state Public Service Commission that would trim... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted03/1/2023