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FPL Backed on Vehicle Charging, Small Business Plans

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FPL Backed on Vehicle Charging, Small Business Plans

By Jim Saunders State regulators Tuesday approved a Florida Power & Light pilot program aimed at adding electric-vehicle charging stations, while also signing off on an FPL plan that will offer help with electric bills to some small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The approval by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/2/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for October 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for October 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for October 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $17.39 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kW. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/30/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Interactive Utility Communications

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Interactive Utility Communications

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for December is Interactive Utility Communications. Interactive Utility Communications was created to support the unique business requirements for the utility industry. Whether working with an investor-owned, municipality, or city government run utility... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/30/2020


RELAY Magazine • Cyber & Physical Threats to the Grid

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RELAY Magazine • Cyber & Physical Threats to the Grid

RELAY Magazine Winter 2020 • Cyber & Physical Threats to the Grid Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/24/2020


FPL Vehicle Charging Plan Gets Backing

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FPL Vehicle Charging Plan Gets Backing

By News Service of Florida SaffThe state Public Service Commission next week should approve a Florida Power & Light proposal that would lead to more vehicle-charging stations, commission staff members recommended Friday. FPL in June filed the proposal to create a five-year pilot program for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/23/2020


KUA Educates Customers During Utility Scam Awareness Week

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KUA Educates Customers During Utility Scam Awareness Week

The 5th annual Utility Scam Awareness Day is Wednesday, Nov. 18, supported by a weeklong advocacy and awareness campaign—Utility Scam Awareness Week—focused on exposing the tactics scammers use to steal money from utility customers and on educating customers on how to protect... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/18/2020


FPUA Recognizes Utility Scam Awareness Week

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FPUA Recognizes Utility Scam Awareness Week

Next week, November 16-20, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is joining with Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) and public power utilities across the state to recognize Utility Scam Awareness Week, an advocacy and awareness campaign focused on educating customers and exposing the tactics... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/16/2020


Meter Data Ops Named Award Finalist

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Meter Data Ops Named Award Finalist

OUC’s Meter Data Operations (MDO) unit is in the running for the 2020 UAI Excellence Award for Best Innovative Utility Analytics Team. Part of the Meter Services department, the MDO team led by Dawn Frye, Manager, gained a finalist spot based on its planning and deployment of the Meter Data... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/12/2020


Hurricane to Cost Gulf Customers, Snuff Out Coal

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Hurricane to Cost Gulf Customers, Snuff Out Coal

By Jim Saunders First there was Michael. Then came Sally. And that means hundreds of thousands of Northwest Florida residents will continue in the coming years to see extra charges tacked onto their electric bills to pay the costs of restoring power after Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Sally... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/11/2020


Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Phase 2 Now Open

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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Phase 2 Now Open

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a second and final competitive grant funding opportunity for electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) using funds from the Volkswagen Settlement. Funds are available for Level 3 (DC fast) charging near interstate highways I-10,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/11/2020


Regulators Poised to Consider Duke Solar Expansion

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Regulators Poised to Consider Duke Solar Expansion

As utilities continue moving forward with plans to expand solar energy, state regulators next week will take up a Duke Energy Florida proposal that would add 10 solar plants in the coming years.But like a similar plan approved this year for Florida Power & Light, the Duke proposal has drawn... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/10/2020


JEA Selects Jay Stowe to be Managing Director and CEO

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JEA Selects Jay Stowe to be Managing Director and CEO

The JEA board of directors selected Jay Stowe to be the utility’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Contract negotiations between Stowe and JEA will now commence. Stowe’s selection is the culmination of a five-month search process led by the board, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/6/2020