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Duke Energy Dispute Goes to Florida Supreme Court 
Duke Energy Dispute Goes to Florida Supreme Court 

A dispute about whether Duke Energy Florida customers should be required to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant has gone to the state Supreme Court. The Office of Public Counsel, a state agency that represents consumers in utility issues, filed a notice Friday that it is a... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/24/2022


FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration after Back-to-Back Winter Storms
FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration after Back-to-Back Winter Storms

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has once again assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in anticipation of the winter storm projected to produce widespread impacts across the South and Southern Mid-Atlantic... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/20/2022


Duke Gets Backing to Collect Fuel Costs
Duke Gets Backing to Collect Fuel Costs

Duke Energy Florida should be able to collect an additional $314 million from customers to pay for higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission recommended Thursday. The plan, if approved by the commission during a Feb. 1 meeting, would... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/20/2022


Tampa Electric Seeks New Fuel Hike
Tampa Electric Seeks New Fuel Hike

Tampa Electric Co. customers could see increased bills starting in April because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. The utility filed a proposal Wednesday at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to pass along about $165 million in additional costs to customers. The... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/19/2022


Proposal Aimed at Investment in Vehicle Charging Stations
Proposal Aimed at Investment in Vehicle Charging Stations

By Jim Turner - News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE --- A proposal that would direct Florida utility regulators to encourage private investment in electric-vehicle charging stations got backing Tuesday from a Senate committee, despite a concern that it might be beyond the regulators’... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/18/2022


FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Help Restore Power Following Winter Storm
FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Help Restore Power Following Winter Storm

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in anticipation of the winter storm projected to produce widespread impacts across several regions throughout the holiday... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/14/2022


10 Big Issues to Watch in 2022 Session
10 Big Issues to Watch in 2022 Session

By Jim Saunders ABORTION: As the nation waits to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, Florida Republican lawmakers could consider placing additional restrictions on abortions. Details of potential restrictions remain unclear, though GOP leaders have not signaled support for a... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted01/12/2022


JEA Reducing Carbon Emissions with Closure of Plant Scherer Coal-fired Unit
JEA Reducing Carbon Emissions with Closure of Plant Scherer Coal-fired Unit

Jacksonville, FL - JEA has started off the new year with a reduced emissions footprint with the closure of Plant Scherer’s Unit 4, in Juliette, Ga.JEA has replaced coal-fired electric power from Plant Scherer with natural gas through a power purchase agreement with Florida Power & Light... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/7/2022


FPL Faces Class Action Over Irma Outages
FPL Faces Class Action Over Irma Outages

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida More than four years after Hurricane Irma plowed through the state, a judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against Florida Power & Light because of customers’ electricity getting knocked out. Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge David... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/4/2022


Tampa Electric Scraps Fuel Hike Request
Tampa Electric Scraps Fuel Hike Request

Tampa Electric Co. has withdrawn a proposal that would have increased customers’ bills because of higher-than-expected natural gas prices. The utility filed the proposal in November at the Florida Public Service Commission. But in a notice Monday, Tampa Electric said it was withdrawing the... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/4/2022


FPL Rate Hikes Hit with Second Challenge
FPL Rate Hikes Hit with Second Challenge

TALLAHASSEE — A decision by regulators to approve base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light drew a second challenge Monday at the state Supreme Court. The groups Florida Rising, the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida and the League of United Latin American Citizens of... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/4/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Southern Disaster Recovery and Itineris
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Southern Disaster Recovery and Itineris

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Southern Disaster Recovery SDR personnel have had leadership roles in over 88 Presidentially declared disasters. With their management staff and safety... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted01/3/2022