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Call for Speakers & Topics

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Call for Speakers & Topics

FMEA plans our conferences, forums, workshops and publications with the advice and input of many people. We would like your help in developing topics for our upcoming Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show, November 3-4, 2021 at the Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside. Customer... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for May 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for May 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for May 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.92 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 in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/27/2021


OUC's NanoGrid Claims Energy Innovator Award

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OUC's NanoGrid Claims Energy Innovator Award

OUC—The Reliable One was honored this week with the Energy Innovator Award at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference in Orlando. The APPA award recognizes utilities that either develop or apply creative, energy-efficient techniques and technologies that provide... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/24/2021


Large-Scale Solar Project in Florida Marks One Year of Operations

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Large-Scale Solar Project in Florida Marks One Year of Operations

Project helps public power utilities reduce carbon emissions, provide affordable solar Six of the 16 Florida municipal electric utilities that are part of one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation reached a milestone in reducing power plant emissions after the first two... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/23/2021


Graham, Fay Seek to Keep PSC Seats

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Graham, Fay Seek to Keep PSC Seats

Florida Public Service Commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay, along with a former congressional aide for Gov. Ron DeSantis, are among 10 candidates seeking to be named to the utility-regulatory panel. Unlike with other recent openings on the five-member commission, the list of candidates... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/23/2021


Florida Public Power Leaders Recognized with National Awards

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Florida Public Power Leaders Recognized with National Awards

Awards acknowledge their contributions to the electric utility industry and public power Five Florida public power leaders received national awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their commitment to the electric utility industry and their local communities. Recognized were... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/22/2021


Tallahassee Recognized as #1 Public Utility in America!

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Tallahassee Recognized as #1 Public Utility in America!

Tallahassee is No. 1 again! Today, June 22, the City of Tallahassee Utilities was honored in Orlando by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for receiving the prestigious 2021 E. F. Scattergood System Achievement Award. This national designation recognizes the top public utility in the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/22/2021


Regulators Get Input on FPL Rate Hike Proposal

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Regulators Get Input on FPL Rate Hike Proposal

The state Public Service Commission on Monday began a series of customer hearings about a four-year proposal that would lead to base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light. Supporters and opponents gave testimony about the proposal, which calls for a $1.1 billion increase in base-rate... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/21/2021


FPL Rate Hearings Slated

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FPL Rate Hearings Slated

The state Public Service Commission is scheduled June 21 to begin a series of online customer hearings about a proposal that would lead to base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light. The commission has scheduled a dozen online hearings from June 21 to July 2, according to a notice posted on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/8/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.25 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 in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/3/2021


OUC Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs With Goal of Lowering Customers’ Utility Costs

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OUC Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs With Goal of Lowering Customers’ Utility Costs

Initiative includes search for consultant to help increase participation in conservation Empowered by a commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050, with interim goals of 50% CO2 reduction by 2030 and 75% by 2040, OUC is reviewing its energy efficiency programs and seeks a consultant to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/3/2021


KUA Releases 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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KUA Releases 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Kissimmee Utility Authority today released its 2021 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, a free comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents. A partnership between KUA, Osceola County, the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, Toho Water Authority, UF IFAS Extension in Osceola... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/2/2021