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Earthjustice Objects to Duke Solar Proposal

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Earthjustice Objects to Duke Solar Proposal

The environmental law firm Earthjustice is seeking to intervene in a case at the state Public Service Commission to oppose a Duke Energy Florida plan to add 10 solar-power plants. Representing the League of United Latin American Citizens of Florida, Earthjustice contends that Duke’s proposed... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/16/2020


Powering On Virtual Conference

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Powering On Virtual Conference

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by Garnie Holmes
07/13/2020


Florida to Boost Charging Stations

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Florida to Boost Charging Stations

By Jim TurnerWhile Gov. Ron DeSantis says he can’t afford a Tesla, he’s all in on adding electric-vehicle charging stations to the state’s highways. On Friday, DeSantis announced the state will spend $8.6 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen to add 34 fast-charging... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/11/2020


Duke Seeks Approval of Major Solar Expansion

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Duke Seeks Approval of Major Solar Expansion

By Jim Saunders Four months after Florida Power & Light received approval for a similar program, Duke Energy Florida is asking regulators to sign off on a $1 billion plan that would add 10 solar-power plants in the state. Duke filed a proposal last week at the state Public Service Commission... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/7/2020


Gulf Gets Go-Ahead on Pandemic Costs

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Gulf Gets Go-Ahead on Pandemic Costs

By Jim Saunders State regulators Tuesday approved a proposal that could lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along coronavirus-related costs to customers, despite arguments that the Northwest Florida utility should be responsible for its expenses in trying to prevent the spread of the disease.The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/7/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Spiegel & McDiarmid

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Spiegel & McDiarmid

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for July is Spiegel & McDiarmid Spiegel & McDiarmid currently serves more than 500 clients throughout the United States and represents the public-sector side of the energy, telecommunications, and aviation industries. They fight to promote... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Enercon

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FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Enercon

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services Enercon Services, Inc. ENERCON is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental firm focused on empowering our people and partnering with our... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2020


FPL Points to $240 Million in Hurricane Dorian Costs

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FPL Points to $240 Million in Hurricane Dorian Costs

By Jim Saunders As powerful Hurricane Dorian threatened to crash into the state’s East Coast last September, Florida Power & Light brought in crews and took other steps to prepare for potentially massive electricity outages. But Florida caught a big break: Dorian veered north, never... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/2/2020


Major Solar Energy Project Begins Operation in Central Florida

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Major Solar Energy Project Begins Operation in Central Florida

Six Florida cities receiving clean energy from the first two of five solar farms Two Central Florida solar farms that are part of one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation are now operational. Harmony Solar Energy Center in St. Cloud and the Taylor Creek Solar Energy Center... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/30/2020


Three Outgoing Lawmakers Seek PSC Post

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Three Outgoing Lawmakers Seek PSC Post

By Jim Saunders Three Republican lawmakers who will leave office in November, including former Senate President Tom Lee, have applied for an opening on the Florida Public Service Commission. Lee, Rep. Holly Raschein and Rep. Mike La Rosa were among seven hopefuls who had submitted applications as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/30/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for May 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for May 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for May 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.78 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
06/29/2020


DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $1 Billion

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DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $1 Billion

Pointing to “difficult circumstances,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday said he signed a $92.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year after vetoing about $1 billion in spending. The large numbers of vetoes came as state revenues plummet because of economic damage caused by the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/29/2020