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Duke Seeks to Pass Along Tax Savings
Duke Seeks to Pass Along Tax Savings

Duke Energy Florida on Monday filed a proposal to pass along $56 million in savings to customers after passage of a federal law that provides tax breaks for renewable energy. Duke customers are expected to face increased electric bills in 2023. But the proposal, which was filed at the Florida... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/18/2022


Beckham Announced as General Manager of Lakeland Electric
Beckham Announced as General Manager of Lakeland Electric

City Manager Shawn Sherrouse is pleased to announce Mike Beckham as General Manager of Lakeland Electric, effective Sunday, October 16, 2022. Beckham had been serving as Interim General Manager since April 2022 when previous Lakeland Electric General Manager Joel Ivy accepted a position with... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/17/2022


KUA Bills Now Available in Spanish
KUA Bills Now Available in Spanish

Kissimmee Utility Authority announced today that customers can now elect to receive their energy bill in Spanish in the mail or via its customer portal, my.kua.com. Customers who wish to take advantage of this new option can text “factura” to 877-582-7700. The Spanish word... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/13/2022


Cane Island Power Park Named Top Power Plant
Cane Island Power Park Named Top Power Plant

Award recognizes plant’s record of providing affordable, reliable and clean power Cane Island Power Park received a Top Plant Award from POWER Magazine for its continued success in providing affordable, reliable and clean power. The power generating facility is one of five natural gas-fired... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/6/2022


Florida Public Power Has Restored Power to Customers Following Hurricane Ian
Florida Public Power Has Restored Power to Customers Following Hurricane Ian

Within six days of Hurricane Ian making landfall in Florida, Florida’s public power utilities have restored power to 99.99 percent of all customers capable of accepting electric service. One of the most disastrous hurricanes in Florida’s history, Hurricane Ian impacted two-thirds of... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/5/2022


KUA Elects Board Officers
KUA Elects Board Officers

During its monthly meeting held Wednesday, the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors welcomed a returning board member and held its annual election of officers. Rae Hemphill, a retired information technologist, took the oath of office to begin a new five-year term on the board which will... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/5/2022


Plans to Strengthen Electric System Get Go-Ahead
Plans to Strengthen Electric System Get Go-Ahead

Less than a week after Hurricane Ian knocked out power to large swaths of Florida, state regulators Tuesday approved utilities’ long-term plans to try to bolster the electric system. The state Public Service Commission approved, with some changes, plans submitted by Florida Power &... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/4/2022


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for August 2022
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for August 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for August 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $6.44 more than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, New Smyrna Beach Utilities reported the lowest bills... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted10/3/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Electrical Consultants, Inc. and Sensus
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Electrical Consultants, Inc. and Sensus

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Electrical Consultants, Inc. ECI was incorporated in 1985 as a result of the purchase of the telephone engineering division of its predecessor,... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/3/2022


Clark, Passidomo Reappointed to PSC
Clark, Passidomo Reappointed to PSC

Gov. Ron DeSantis has reappointed Gary Clark and Gabriella Passidomo to four-year terms on the Florida Public Service Commission. DeSantis’ office announced the decisions Friday without comment. The appointments will take effect Jan. 2, when the current terms of Clark and Passidomo are... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/3/2022


Florida Public Power Nearing Full Restoration Following Hurricane Ian
Florida Public Power Nearing Full Restoration Following Hurricane Ian

In less than five days since the extremely powerful and massive Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida and then cut across the state, Florida’s public power utilities have restored power to 98 percent of customers who experienced outages following the hurricane. More... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/3/2022


STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly Regarding Public Power Restoration Efforts Following Hurricane Ian
STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly Regarding Public Power Restoration Efforts Following Hurricane Ian

Devastation caused by Hurricane Ian left more than 2.6 million homes and businesses in Florida without power. Twenty-two of Florida’s 33 public power utilities were impacted with peak outages reaching 212,344 customers. As of 3 p.m. today, and within 48 hours of Hurricane Ian’s... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted09/30/2022