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Regulators Sign Off on Utility Storm Agreements

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Regulators Sign Off on Utility Storm Agreements

Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power will hold off on fully moving forward with costly plans to install underground power lines, as state regulators Monday approved storm-protection agreements between utility giants and consumer advocates. Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/11/2020


Florida Public Power Organizations Launch Social Media Campaign in Advance of Appeciation Day

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Florida Public Power Organizations Launch Social Media Campaign in Advance of Appeciation Day

In advance of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day on August 26, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today launched a social media campaign to honor Florida’s public power lineworkers. The campaign will feature lineworkers from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2020


Public power utilities restore power in wake of Tropical Storm Isaias

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Public power utilities restore power in wake of Tropical Storm Isaias

Public power utilities on August 4 made steady progress in restoring power in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, which made landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina and subsequently became a tropical storm. The Weather Channel on Aug. 4 said that Isaias “will race northward near the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Purvis Gray

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Purvis Gray

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for August is Purvis Gray Purvis Gray was founded in Gainesville in 1946 by Roy Purvis and Howard Gray, two University of Florida Accounting Professors. Since then, they have established additional offices in Ocala, Tallahassee, Sarasota, Orlando and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/3/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Guidehouse

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Guidehouse

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services. Guidehouse Guidehouse helps commercial and public clients address their most important challenges with innovative solutions that advance conventional... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/3/2020


Utilities Expect Outages from Isaias

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Utilities Expect Outages from Isaias

The state’s largest energy providers are warning customers to expect power outages as Hurricane Isaias brushes the state this weekend. “We’re preparing for severe weather due to Hurricane Isaias, including new safety measures due to COVID-19,” Juno Beach-based Florida Power... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/1/2020


FPUA Prepares for Hurricane Isaias

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FPUA Prepares for Hurricane Isaias

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Isaias and staying informed of all advisories. Although the storm is forecast to stay to the east of Florida’s coast, FPUA is being proactive in their response to the threat of any potential impact. FPUA has... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/31/2020


Hundreds of Thousands Late in Paying Electric Bills

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Hundreds of Thousands Late in Paying Electric Bills

Nearly 600,000 electric customers in Florida are behind in monthly payments since the coronavirus pandemic began hammering the economy and causing massive job losses, state utility regulators were told Wednesday. While the overall number of customers late in making payments has shown some... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/29/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for June 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for June 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for June 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.48 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach reported... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/27/2020


Florida Municipal Electric Association Bestows Awards on Members; Introduces New Award

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Bestows Awards on Members; Introduces New Award

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), recognized members of the public power community with three awards: Member of the Year, Associate Member of the Year and the new Friend of Florida Public Power award. The awards, which are typically presented during the FMEA annual conference,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/24/2020


Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Slate of Officers

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Slate of Officers

Today, during its virtual board meeting, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected new officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President Allen Putnam, utility director of Beaches Energy Services... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/23/2020


Utility Regulators to Eye COVID-19 Customer Impacts

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Utility Regulators to Eye COVID-19 Customer Impacts

The Florida Public Service Commission has scheduled a meeting next week to get briefed on the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on utility customers. During the July 29 meeting, utilities will discuss issues such as the numbers of customers who are late in making payments or who have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2020