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Tiffany Henderson Appointed Director of Corporate Communications at KUA

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Tiffany Henderson Appointed Director of Corporate Communications at KUA

Kissimmee Utility Authority has appointed Tiffany Henderson as the utility's Director of Corporate Communications, effective Oct. 5. She brings more than a decade of experience in communications, public relations and media relations planning, execution, and strategy to the position. Henderson will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/2/2020


In-person Local Meetings to Resume in November

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In-person Local Meetings to Resume in November

After months of meeting remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida local government officials will need to be ready to resume in-person meetings on Nov. 1. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday extended an order that has allowed city councils, county commissions, school boards and other local... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


Florida's Thank A Lineman License Plate

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Florida's Thank A Lineman License Plate

*Proposed artwork. Final design is subject to change. Specialty license plate pre-sale Beginning October 16, Floridians across the state can show their support for the lineworkers that work tirelessly to keep our lights on. Purchase Florida’s Thank a Lineman License Plate as a way to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


PSC Staff Opposes Disconnection Moratorium

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PSC Staff Opposes Disconnection Moratorium

By NSF StaffThe Florida Public Service Commission should reject a proposal that seeks at least a 90-day moratorium on election-service disconnections because it is “neither necessary nor the best course of action at this time,” commission staff members recommended Thursday. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for August 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for August 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for August 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.62 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, Tampa Electric Company reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2020


OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification

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OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification

$500,000 Grant to Build EV Charging Station is part of statewide EV infrastructure project A partnership led by OUC – The Reliable One has been awarded a $500,000 grant to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging mobility hub in downtown Orlando as part of a statewide EV infrastructure... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2020


Utilities Object to Halt in Disconnections

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Utilities Object to Halt in Disconnections

By Jim Saunders Arguing that turning off customers’ electricity is a “last resort,” four major utilities said Tuesday that a proposal to place at least a 90-day moratorium on disconnections because of the COVID-19 pandemic is unnecessary.Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2020


Tampa Electric CEO Plans to Step Down

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Tampa Electric CEO Plans to Step Down

Nancy Tower, president and chief executive officer of Tampa Electric Co., will retire in mid-2021, the utility’s parent company, Emera Inc., announced Thursday. Tower was named president and CEO in 2017 after serving as Emera’s chief corporate development officer. She joined Emera in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/24/2020


Group Seeks to Halt Electricity Disconnetions

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Group Seeks to Halt Electricity Disconnetions

By Jim SaundersA civil-rights group asked state regulators Tuesday to block utilities from disconnecting electric service for at least 90 days, as economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult for many residents to pay monthly bills. The League of United Latin... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/23/2020


Utility Hurricane Settlement Approved

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Utility Hurricane Settlement Approved

Nearly two years after Hurricane Michael crushed some rural areas of Northwest Florida, state regulators Monday approved a settlement about Florida Public Utilities Co. recovering storm-related costs from customers. Florida Public Utilities provides electricity in Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/21/2020


Public Power Crews Headed to Alabama to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts Following Sally

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Public Power Crews Headed to Alabama to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts Following Sally

Prior to Hurricane Sally making landfall earlier this morning, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) coordinated with public power utilities from across Florida to send mutual aid to assist with power restoration in Alabama. Crews from the City of Tallahassee Electric Utility, JEA in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/16/2020


The Florida Lineman Competition Archive

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The Florida Lineman Competition Archive

The Florida Lineman Competition attracts dozens of utility lineworkers from the Southeastern US, who compete annually to determine the fastest, most accurate and safest team. The goal of the competition is to: Encourage individual and team safety while showcasing job skills and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/14/2020