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FPL Proposes Pandemic Aid for Small Business

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FPL Proposes Pandemic Aid for Small Business

Florida Power & Light has asked state regulators to approve a proposal that would offer bill credits to certain small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal, filed Thursday at the state Public Service Commission, would provide 10 percent credits on energy charges and could take... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/16/2020


OUC Announces Plan to End Coal-Fired Generation

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OUC Announces Plan to End Coal-Fired Generation

Today, management at Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) released its recommendation to significantly reduce the use of coal no later than 2025, eliminating it no later than 2027. The result of the utility’s Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) process supports... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/14/2020


Florida Utility Crews to Help in Storm Aftermath

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Florida Utility Crews to Help in Storm Aftermath

With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall Friday in Louisiana, utility crews from Florida will help restore electricity after the storm. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and 10 Florida municipal utilities will have crews in Louisiana, utility officials said Thursday. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/9/2020


New Technology Enhances Electric Reliability for Three Florida Cities

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New Technology Enhances Electric Reliability for Three Florida Cities

Demonstration project tests new technology to avoid power outages for customers Electric customers in three Florida cities benefited from fewer power outages thanks to technology installed on power lines that feed electricity to customers. The installation was part of a technology demonstration... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/8/2020


Public Power Crews Headed to Louisiana to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts

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Public Power Crews Headed to Louisiana to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts

With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall this weekend, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has coordinated with its members to send mutual aid to assist with power restoration efforts in Louisiana. More than 140 Florida public power personnel, including line and tree crews,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/8/2020


Duke Puts Storm Costs at $145 Million

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Duke Puts Storm Costs at $145 Million

By Jim Saunders Duke Energy Florida is asking state regulators to approve $145 million in costs stemming from preparations for last year’s massive Hurricane Dorian and restoring power after a much-smaller tropical storm. The request, filed last week, came after the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


Regulators Reject Bid to Halt Electricity Disconnects

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Regulators Reject Bid to Halt Electricity Disconnects

By Jim Saunders State regulators on Tuesday turned down a proposal aimed at temporarily halting electricity disconnections for residents struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Florida Public Service Commission sided with utilities, which argued they have made widespread... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


Regulators Back FPL Plan to Speed Up Refunds

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Regulators Back FPL Plan to Speed Up Refunds

NSF StaffThe state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to speed up refunds of deposits for tens of thousands of customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. FPL announced the plan last month as part of steps that also included providing bill credits of up to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


FMEA Highlights Energy Efficiency Tips During National Public Power Week

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FMEA Highlights Energy Efficiency Tips During National Public Power Week

With an increased number of people working remotely and distance learning in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is recognizing Public Power Week (Oct. 4 – 10) by offering energy saving tips on its social media platforms. “The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/5/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: TRC Companies

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: TRC Companies

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! TRC Companies TRC is an engineering firm who have partnered with the nation's major energy companies and with municipal and cooperatives. TRC implements... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/5/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Hypower, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Hypower, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for October is Hypower Ranked by ENR magazine as a top electrical and utility contracting company in the Southeast, Hypower works with some of the leading general contractors, utilities, developers, and institutions in the United States. The company... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/5/2020


OUC and City of Orlando Launch First-of-Its-Kind Electrified Dealer Program

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OUC and City of Orlando Launch First-of-Its-Kind Electrified Dealer Program

As part of National Drive Electric Week, OUC – The Reliable One, in partnership with the City of Orlando and Electrification Coalition, is launching an Electrified Dealers Program that’s focused on expanding consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Central Florida. Through direct... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/2/2020