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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc. (TVPPA) is the nonprofit, regional service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/3/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Genics, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Genics, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for May is Genics Inc. Family owned and operated since 1981, Genics is a pioneer when it comes to the safe and responsible treatment of wood. Over the last 30 years, Genics has advanced the science and technology behind some of the world’s most... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/3/2021


Lakeland Electric Offers Free Trees to Customers Through Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees

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Lakeland Electric Offers Free Trees to Customers Through Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees

Lakeland Electric is providing free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting. Starting today, Lakeland Electric customers can reserve their free trees at... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/30/2021


Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Passage of HB 1239

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Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Passage of HB 1239

“One of the strongest advantages of municipally owned electric utilities is that we are closely connected to our customers and intertwined in the communities we serve. The experience of the last year, and the challenges that were highlighted, showed that dependable high speed internet... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2021


FMPA Celebrates Earth Day with Solar Project Website

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FMPA Celebrates Earth Day with Solar Project Website

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) launched a new website today that enables the public to view near real-time solar power output from the agency’s solar energy centers along with the associated environmental benefits. FMPA partnered with 16 municipal electric utilities in Florida to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for March 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for March 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for March 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.34 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
04/19/2021


KUA to Stage Mock Disaster Ahead of Hurricane Season

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KUA to Stage Mock Disaster Ahead of Hurricane Season

Kissimmee Utility Authority staff members will take part in a mock disaster drill to test the readiness of the utility for this year’s hurricane season. The four-hour drill will involve a wide range of activities, including both live-action training and table top exercises. Activities will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/15/2021


Plakon, Passidomo Finalists for PSC Post

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Plakon, Passidomo Finalists for PSC Post

State Rep. Scott Plakon and a daughter of Senate Rules Chairwoman Kathleen Passidomo were among four finalists forwarded Monday to Gov. Ron DeSantis for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. After short introductions and interviews of five candidates, the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/12/2021


Tampa Electric Customers Could See Rate Hikes

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Tampa Electric Customers Could See Rate Hikes

By Jim Saunders Tampa Electric Co. on Friday filed a proposal seeking more than $400 million in base-rate increases during the next three years, saying the additional money would help meet the needs of customers and expand clean energy. “While the company has undertaken cost-savings... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Whitehead & Associates, Inc.

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Whitehead & Associates, Inc.

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Whitehead & Associates, Inc. As an electrical solutions company, Whitehead offers products and services that span the entire the electrical industry,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/5/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: ENCO Utility Services

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: ENCO Utility Services

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for April is ENCO Utility Services. ENCO Utility Services has been a turn-key provider of bundled utility services for municipal and private utilities since 2001. From the northwest to the southeast, they have laid utility lines, provided call center... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/5/2021


FPL Bills to Increase Because of Fuel Costs

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FPL Bills to Increase Because of Fuel Costs

With natural gas costing more than expected, Florida Power & Light customers will see increases in their monthly bills starting in May. The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a request by FPL to collect $302.5 million from customers to cover additional costs of fuel for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/1/2021