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Regulators Eye Plan on Utility Pandemic Costs

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Regulators Eye Plan on Utility Pandemic Costs

The Florida Public Service Commission should approve a plan that could lead to Gulf Power Co. eventually recouping coronavirus-related costs from customers, commission staff members have recommended. Gulf, the largest utility in Northwest Florida, said in a filing last month that it received about... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/29/2020


JEA Board Approves Plant Scherer Transaction

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JEA Board Approves Plant Scherer Transaction

Today in a special meeting, the JEA Board of Directors unanimously approved a transaction leading to the closure of Plant Scherer, Unit 4, and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). JEA and FPL have jointly owned Plant Scherer, Unit 4, an 848... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/29/2020


DeSantis Extends Allowing Remote Local Meetings

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DeSantis Extends Allowing Remote Local Meetings

County and city government boards will be able to continue holding online meetings until Aug. 1 under an executive order signed Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The move was an extension of earlier orders and stems from efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Boards, including city councils,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/25/2020


Union Employees Donate to Help Neighbors

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Union Employees Donate to Help Neighbors

JEA employees work around the clock to keep your lights on and water flowing. Now one group, NE Florida United, is stepping up to ensure customers stay connected in a different way. The purpose of NE Florida United (NEFU) is to improve the lives of the working men and women in Northeast Florida. ... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/25/2020


TECO Extends Suspension of Disconnects

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TECO Extends Suspension of Disconnects

Tampa Electric Co. and TECO Peoples Gas said Thursday they have extended through July a suspension of service disconnections when customers do not pay bills. The companies, which are subsidiaries of Emera, Inc., initially suspended disconnections in March as the coronavirus hit the state. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/25/2020


FPL Pitches Vehicle Charging Proposal

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FPL Pitches Vehicle Charging Proposal

By Jim Saunders Pointing to “range anxiety” as an obstacle to motorists driving electric vehicles, Florida Power & Light is asking regulators to approve a proposal that could lead to more vehicle-charging stations in the state. The proposal, filed Friday at the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/22/2020


KUA Earns High Marks for Customer Satisfaction

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KUA Earns High Marks for Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining high system reliability, being open and honest about company operations and policies and responding promptly to customer needs helped Kissimmee Utility Authority boost overall customer satisfaction in 2020, according to the results of a third-party survey released Wednesday by the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2020


Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards

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Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards

Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today announced Florida public power leaders who were honored with American Public Power Association (APPA) national awards. Recognized were Kathleen Thacker, Board of Directors Chair of Kissimmee Utility... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/10/2020


Regulators Turn Down Arguments on FPL Rates

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Regulators Turn Down Arguments on FPL Rates

By Jim Suanders In an issue that stems from federal tax cuts approved in 2017, state regulators on Tuesday rejected an effort aimed at forcing Florida Power & Light to reduce base electric rates. The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers, and two business groups have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/9/2020


FEMA Issues COVID-19 Operational Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Season

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FEMA Issues COVID-19 Operational Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Federal Energy Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued COVID-19 pandemic operational guidance for the 2020 hurricane season to help emergency managers and public health officials best prepare for disasters, while continuing to respond to and recover from COVID-19. The guidance can also be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


Duke Adds Solar to Energy Projects

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Duke Adds Solar to Energy Projects

Continuing a move by Florida utilities to increase the use of solar energy, Duke Energy Florida plans to open five solar-power plants in 2021, according to a regulatory filing Friday. The filing at the Florida Public Service Commission indicated the costs of the plants will range from $98 million... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


Keep Connected Series

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Keep Connected Series

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by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020