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Process Starts to Fill PSC Post

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Process Starts to Fill PSC Post

A state panel is moving forward with filling a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission that opened when Gov. Ron DeSantis last month appointed longtime Commissioner Julie Brown as secretary of the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Florida Public Service Commission... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/3/2021


PSC Approves Gulf Power Hurricane Sally Issues

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PSC Approves Gulf Power Hurricane Sally Issues

Gulf Power residential customers will see slight reductions in monthly bills after state regulators Tuesday signed off on two changes related to last year’s Hurricane Sally. The Florida Public Service Commission approved allowing Gulf to recoup $206 million from customers because of costs... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/2/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for March is W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc Founded in 1962 by William W. “Bill” Gay and with offices across Florida, W.W. Gay has always had the main principle of providing expert service to every client. With a wide area of expertise... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: PCE Investment Bankers

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: PCE Investment Bankers

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! PCE Investment Bankers Since 1997, business owners have trusted PCE Investment Bankers’ credentialed and creative team to provide strategic... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


Duke Solar Plan Challenged at Supreme Court

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Duke Solar Plan Challenged at Supreme Court

By Jim Suanders A Duke Energy Florida plan that would add 10 solar-power plants faces a challenge at the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Florida filed a notice this week that they are challenging a Jan. 5 decision by the state Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/1/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for January 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for January 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for January 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.46 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
02/26/2021


Gulf Customers Could Face Sally Costs

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Gulf Customers Could Face Sally Costs

The Florida Public Service Commission next week could approve a proposal that would lead to Gulf Power Co. customers paying $206 million for costs related to Hurricane Sally. Commission staff members have recommended that the regulatory panel approve adding the storm-restoration costs to Gulf... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/22/2021


JEA Announces New Leadership Team

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JEA Announces New Leadership Team

Jay Stowe, JEA Managing Director and CEO, announced a new organizational structure. The new structure will reduce the number of direct reports to the CEO from eleven to seven. The direct reports will include a Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Customer Officer,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/17/2021


OUC's Clean Energy Efforts Recognized in New Report

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OUC's Clean Energy Efforts Recognized in New Report

OUC—The Reliable One has been recognized in the Sierra Club’s new Clean Energy report card for OUC’s commitment to reaching 100% Net Zero emissions by 2050, with interim goals in the decades between. OUC is the only utility in the Southeast included in the report to earn a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/12/2021


Gentry Approved for Public Counsel Post

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Gentry Approved for Public Counsel Post

By NSF staff Richard Gentry, a lobbyist and former longtime general counsel of the Florida Home Builders Association, was approved Tuesday to represent the public in utility regulatory cases. Gentry was the only applicant interviewed by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Counsel... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/10/2021


Collins Promoted to CEO of Tampa Electric

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Collins Promoted to CEO of Tampa Electric

By NSF staff Archie Collins, the chief operating officer of Tampa Electric Co., will become the utility’s chief executive officer in May. Emera Inc., the parent company of Tampa Electric, announced the promotion Tuesday, with Collins succeeding Nancy Tower, who plans to retire. Collins, who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/9/2021


FMEA Releases Annual Florida Electric Bill Comparison for 2020

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FMEA Releases Annual Florida Electric Bill Comparison for 2020

Florida public power utilities provided the lowest rates in all 15 reported categories, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, on average for the year 2020. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in eight categories,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/8/2021