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FPUA Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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FPUA Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/5/2021


Public Counsel Post Could Go to Gentry

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Public Counsel Post Could Go to Gentry

By Jim Turner A lobbyist and former longtime general counsel of the Florida Home Builders Association will be voted on next week to represent the public in utility regulatory cases. Richard Gentry, who spent nearly 25 years as general counsel of the homebuilders’ group, was the only... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/4/2021


Duke Solar Projects Get State Approval

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Duke Solar Projects Get State Approval

State regulators Tuesday signed off on a plan by Duke Energy Florida to add five solar-energy projects, as utilities continue to pursue solar expansions across the state. Four of the Duke projects are scheduled to come online this year, with another starting to produce electricity in 2022. Each... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Tri-State Utility Products
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Tri-State Utility Products

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for February is Tri-State Utility Products, Inc. Tri-State Utility Products, Inc. is a sales and service organization that specializes in products for electric utilities. Tri-State operates as the exclusive business partner for most of their key product... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Firmatek
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Firmatek

FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Firmatek Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Firmatek, LLC As a long established pioneer in mapping and measurement technology,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for December 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for December 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for December 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $11.83 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... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


Tampa Electric Outlines Plans for Rate Hikes

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Tampa Electric Outlines Plans for Rate Hikes

By Jim Turner Tampa Electric Co. will ask state regulators to approve base rate increases, with an initial installment of $280 million to $295 million in 2022 as part of a multi-year effort to build a “smarter” power grid that provides reliable energy. In a filing Monday, the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/1/2021


Bill Targets Local Regulation of Energy Projects

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Bill Targets Local Regulation of Energy Projects

A proposal filed Wednesday in the Florida Senate would prevent local governments from regulating construction of a wide range of energy-related projects involving electricity and such things as natural gas and petroleum. Senate Regulated Industries Chairman Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, filed... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/28/2021


FPUA to Conduct Customer Survey

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FPUA to Conduct Customer Survey

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) will be conducting a customer survey beginning Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, through Sunday, February 28th, 2021. The purpose of this survey is to measure our customer’s opinions and levels of satisfaction regarding a variety of topics including... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/26/2021


Settlement Could Increase Duke Rates

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Settlement Could Increase Duke Rates

By Jim SaundersDuke Energy Florida is asking state regulators to approve a proposed settlement that would lead to about $195 million in rate increases over three years and avoid a potentially lengthy and expensive battle over base rates. Duke, which has more than 1.8 million customers in Florida,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/15/2021


Climate Change Issues Discussed in Senate

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Climate Change Issues Discussed in Senate

By Jim Turner An effort is back in the Senate to permanently set up a statewide office to consider climate change impacts, as environmentalists wait for a new chief resiliency officer to be appointed. Sen. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, filed a proposal Friday to establish an Office of Resiliency, a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/12/2021


FPL Outlines Plan for Base Rate Increases

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FPL Outlines Plan for Base Rate Increases

By Jim Saunders Florida Power & Light on Monday took an initial step toward seeking approval of a four-year rate plan that would increase the amount of money customers pay and finish melding FPL with Gulf Power. FPL made a filing at the state Public Service Commission that outlines a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/11/2021