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Florida Municipal Electric Association Announces Annual “Restoring Communities Award” Winners
Florida Municipal Electric Association Announces Annual “Restoring Communities Award” Winners

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today announced its annual “Restoring Communities Awards,” which recognizes public power utilities that have either provided or received mutual aid following significant weather events, or other emergency situations, in and out of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/11/2021


Public Power Utilities Recognized for Residential Customer Satisfaction
Public Power Utilities Recognized for Residential Customer Satisfaction

Several Florida public power utilities have earned high scores for residential customer satisfaction in a recently released J.D. Power study. Overall, electric utility residential customer satisfaction for the industry is high, especially for customers that are aware of payment deferment and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/11/2021


Kelly Resigns as Public Counsel

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Kelly Resigns as Public Counsel

J.R. Kelly, who has represented consumers in utility issues as the state’s public counsel since 2007, is leaving his post nine months after legislators approved term limits for the appointed position. Kelly, an attorney whose office frequently battles against utilities in regulatory... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/6/2021


Regulators Approve Duke Energy Solar Plans

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Regulators Approve Duke Energy Solar Plans

State utility regulators on Tuesday backed plans by Duke Energy Florida to build 10 solar plants over the next four years, despite some concerns about size and costs. In a 4-1 vote, the Public Service Commission supported Duke Energy’s “Clean Energy Connection Program” that will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/5/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for November 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for November 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for November 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $11.04 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
01/5/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Voyager Industries
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Voyager Industries

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Voyager Industries Voyager is on a mission to solve engineering problems and dedicated to changing the way companies view their assets and manage... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/4/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Stanley Consultants
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Stanley Consultants

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for January is Stanley Consultants Stanley Consultants is a consulting engineering firm recognized in the engineering industry for their commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference. With a focus on energy, water, transportation and the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/4/2021


Lakeland Electric Announces Target Date to Shutter Coal-Powered Generator

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Lakeland Electric Announces Target Date to Shutter Coal-Powered Generator

Lakeland Electric announces a target date of March 31, 2021, to shutter the utility's coal-powered generator, McIntosh Unit 3. "This was a difficult decision to make, but in the end, there was a compelling business case to shutter the unit this spring," said Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/4/2021


KUA Board member Manuel Ortega Appointed to National Public Power Council
KUA Board member Manuel Ortega Appointed to National Public Power Council

KUA board member Manuel Ortega was appointed to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council, expiring in December 2023. The PMC is made up of locally elected and appointed officials from public power communities across the country. Its mission is to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/18/2020


Shekar Shanmugam Joins ENERCON as Chief Strategy Officer
Shekar Shanmugam Joins ENERCON as Chief Strategy Officer

Enercon Services, Inc. (ENERCON) is pleased to announce that Shekar Shanmugam has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for the Energy Services and Environmental Services Divisions, with a focus on driving strategic growth across North America. “Shekar is well recognized... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/11/2020


Proposal Would Explore Future Energy Needs

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Proposal Would Explore Future Energy Needs

By NSF Staff Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican, wants utility regulators to outline the state’s energy needs for the next 20 years. Brandes on Friday filed a proposal (SB 136) that would establish the Energy 2040 Task Force within the Public Service Commission to recommend... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/7/2020


State Still Hailing Electric Bus Applicants

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State Still Hailing Electric Bus Applicants

By NSF Staff An effort to remove older diesel buses from Florida roads has gotten off to a slow start. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection this week extended its “Electric School Buses Funding Opportunity” application deadline by a month, to Jan. 18. The department has... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2020