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Gulf Gets Approval on COVID-19 Costs

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Gulf Gets Approval on COVID-19 Costs

By Jim Turner State regulators approved a settlement Thursday that will allow Gulf Power, the largest utility in Northwest Florida, to recoup up to $13.2 million in costs tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The settlement approved by the Public Service Commission covers safety-related measures... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/9/2021


KUA Earns High Scores for Customer Satisfaction

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KUA Earns High Scores for Customer Satisfaction

Responding promptly to customer concerns, maintaining high system reliability, and having knowledgeable and courteous employees helped Kissimmee Utility Authority to continue earning high marks for overall customer satisfaction in 2021, according to the results of a third-party survey released by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/9/2021


KUA Board Adopts $239 Million Budget

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KUA Board Adopts $239 Million Budget

The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a $239 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2022. The vote came after several Board discussions and a public hearing on the budget. The approved budget is a 3.9 % increase from the 2021 budget. The increase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


Duke Gets OK to Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Gets OK to Recoup Storm Costs

Without comment, the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Duke Energy Florida’s request to recoup $16.7 million from customers stemming from the utility’s costs in responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


Electricity Slated to be Restored After Elsa

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Electricity Slated to be Restored After Elsa

Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Gary Clark expects all electricity to be restored by Friday after Tropical Storm Elsa, which twice reached hurricane strength before making landfall in the state Wednesday. “We're very grateful that the storm was as mild as it was,” Clark said... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – nFront Consulting

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – nFront Consulting

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for July is nFront Consulting. nFront Consulting provides consulting and advisory services to both support and optimize generation and transmission assets, programs, systems, and sustainable business operations of our electric industry clients. Services... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member - UAV-Recon

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member - UAV-Recon

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! UAV Recon Anyone can fly a drone, but few people really understand aerial operations. UAV Recon Pilots are trained to the highest level of safety and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021


STATEMENT: Florida Public Power Prepared for Tropical Storm Elsa

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STATEMENT: Florida Public Power Prepared for Tropical Storm Elsa

STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa “Florida’s public power utilities have completed preparations for and are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa, which is expected to make... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021


Cable Group Seeks to Weigh in on FPL Rates

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Cable Group Seeks to Weigh in on FPL Rates

In a somewhat-unusual move, a cable-television industry group is seeking to intervene in a case about whether Florida Power & Light should be able to raise base electric rates over the next four years. The industry group Florida Internet & Television Association, Inc. filed a petition last... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021


Panel Set to Consider PSC Candidates

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Panel Set to Consider PSC Candidates

A state panel will meet in late July to discuss candidates for seats held by Florida Public Service Commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay, whose terms will expire in January. Graham and Fay are among 10 people who have submitted applications for the $135,997-a-year utility-regulatory... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/1/2021


Kissimmee Marks 120 Years of Electric Service

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Kissimmee Marks 120 Years of Electric Service

KUA marks the 120th anniversary of municipally-owned electric service in Kissimmee. “We’re thrilled to celebrate 120 years of electric service in our community. We continue to embrace our rich history as we carry out our mission to provide reliable and economical services to our... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2021


Duke Could Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Could Recoup Storm Costs

Duke Energy Florida should be able to start recouping $16.7 million from customers stemming from the utility’s costs in responding to two tropical storms last year, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission have recommended. The regulatory commission will decide the issue during... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2021