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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for February 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for February 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for February 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $7.18 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
03/29/2021


Five Candidates to Interview for PSC Seat

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Five Candidates to Interview for PSC Seat

A state panel next month will interview five candidates, including state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. The candidates, who also include a daughter of Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, are slated to be interviewed April 12 by the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/29/2021


City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Receives National Recognition

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City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Receives National Recognition

The City of Tallahassee Electric Utility was awarded two honors from the American Public Power Association (APPA) – the 2021 Award of Continued Excellence (ACE) through its Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) program and a Diamond level recognition through its RP3... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2021


FPUA Honored with National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices

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FPUA Honored with National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020. The utility earned Second Place in Group D, the category for utilities with 60,000 to 109,999 worker-hours of annual worker... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/25/2021


FPUA Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

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FPUA Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has earned a Diamond level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Utilities must complete a rigorous application process, and the RP3 designation,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2021


Proposal Would Plug in Higher Fees for Electric Vehicles

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Proposal Would Plug in Higher Fees for Electric Vehicles

Annual fees on electric vehicles would go up to help build charging stations as the state anticipates a continued move away from gas-powered cars and trucks, under a proposal backed Tuesday in the Senate. Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican who has been an advocate for new vehicle... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2021


Panel to Weigh 'Most Qualified' PSC Hopefuls

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Panel to Weigh 'Most Qualified' PSC Hopefuls

A state panel appears ready to move quickly to fill an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. With nine applicants for the job, the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council has scheduled a meeting Monday to designate a list of “most qualified” applicants to be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2021


Plakon Among Nine Seeking PSC Post

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Plakon Among Nine Seeking PSC Post

Facing term limits next year, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, is among nine candidates for an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. The candidates filed applications before a Friday deadline. The seat on the five-member utility regulatory commission opened last month when Gov.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/22/2021


Amy Zubaly: Broadband Bills Will Not Increase Access to Underserved Areas

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Amy Zubaly: Broadband Bills Will Not Increase Access to Underserved Areas

Areas lack connectivity because there aren’t enough potential customers for private companies to make a profit One year ago, all of America began to confront the new reality of a pandemic, including the migration of business and education to the internet. Schools, universities and businesses... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/19/2021


Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

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Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

Florida Power & Light customers would see increases in monthly bills starting in May because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs, under a recommendation issued Friday by staff members of the state Public Service Commission. FPL is seeking to collect an additional $302.5 million related... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/19/2021


FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes

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FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes

FPL Files Proposal for Base Rate Hikes Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2021


FMEA Announces 2020 Safety Awards

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FMEA Announces 2020 Safety Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 21 of its public power members for their continued commitment to safe work practices throughout the year 2020. For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized Florida public power utilities’ efforts to ensure crew safety is the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2021