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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Conductor Power

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Conductor Power

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Conductor Power Conductor Power (CP) offers seasoned crews providing a complete installation from the generator to the transmission line; as well as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Black & Veatch

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Black & Veatch

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for June is Black & Veatch. Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, leading engineering, consulting and construction company with more than 100 offices worldwide and a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure. They have also been... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2021


Process Starts for PSC Picks

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Process Starts for PSC Picks

With the terms of utility regulators Art Graham and Andrew Fay scheduled to expire in January, a state panel has started the process of filling two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council announced Friday that it will accept... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/24/2021


Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

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Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

An appeals court Tuesday rejected a lawsuit in which eight young Florida residents sought to force the state to take steps to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a decision last June by Leon County Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll to dismiss the case.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/19/2021


FPUA Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings, Inc.

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FPUA Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings, Inc.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is proud to announce that on May 14, 2021, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A+’ rating on the following FPUA bonds: $17.3 million utilities capital appreciation bonds, series 1999B; $29.7 million utilities revenue refunding bonds, series... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/18/2021


Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

Duke Energy Florida is seeking approval from state regulators to recoup money it spent responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke on Friday filed a petition at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to collect $16.7 million from customers, starting in August. The request stems from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021


Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

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Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

Duke Energy pushed back Monday against a hedge fund’s call for Duke to make changes that could include breaking off its Florida subsidiary into a standalone utility. Elliott Investment Management, in a detailed letter released publicly, backed splitting the North Carolina-based Duke into... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021


FMEA Announces Association’s Rebrand, New Website

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FMEA Announces Association’s Rebrand, New Website

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today announced the launch of its rebranded logo and new website. FMEA is a member-driven association of Florida’s 33 public power utilities, and the new look is specially designed to represent the association’s identity and mission.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/13/2021


DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

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DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

Gabriella Passidomo, a daughter of an influential state senator, was appointed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. Passidomo, who since 2019 has worked as a PSC attorney, will move to a $135,997-a-year position on the five-member commission, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/11/2021


City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

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City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

The City of Ocala, along with Ocala Electric Utility (OEU), has announced Marvin Ayala as the new Director for OEU. Mr. Ayala served as the Deputy Director for OEU since August 2018 and accepted the role of Director on March 23. Currently, Mr. Ayala oversees the entire OEU Department, including... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/5/2021


Agreement on FPL Dorian Costs Approved

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Agreement on FPL Dorian Costs Approved

State regulators Tuesday approved a settlement on about $240 million in costs that Florida Power & Light wracked up as it prepared for Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and restored electricity in some areas. Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the Bahamas, veered away before making landfall in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2021


Duke Energy Rate Deal Approved

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Duke Energy Rate Deal Approved

With backing from representatives of consumers and businesses, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a settlement that will increase base electric rates for customers of Duke Energy Florida. Duke reached the settlement early this year with the state Office of Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2021