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JEA Board Names Retiree Paul McElroy Interim CEO/Managing Director

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JEA Board Names Retiree Paul McElroy Interim CEO/Managing Director

Former CEO and Managing Director to guide utility as board undertakes national search Yesterday, the JEA Board of Directors appointed former CEO and Managing Director Paul McElroy as the utility’s Interim CEO and Managing Director, effective May 11, 2020. Mr. McElroy will lead the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/6/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for March 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for March 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for March 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $18.65 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Starke reported the lowest bills in seven... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Equix Energy Services, LLC

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FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Equix Energy Services, LLC

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! RAW Construction, LLC was renamed Equix Energy Services, LLC to better reflect its work and alignment with other companies in the burgeoning Equix, Inc.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Geosyntec Consultants

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Geosyntec Consultants

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the month for May is on Geosyntec Consultants Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/4/2020


FMEA Update on Governor DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step plan for Florida's Recovery

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FMEA Update on Governor DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step plan for Florida's Recovery

In a highly anticipated press conference Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis presented Phase One of his Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery, which starts Monday, May 4. Phase One applies to all counties within Florida except for COVID-19 hot spots Miami-Dade, Broward... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/30/2020


Zubaly details how FMEA is responding to pandemic in planning for hurricane season

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Zubaly details how FMEA is responding to pandemic in planning for hurricane season

In a recent Q&A with the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Daily, Amy Zubaly, Executive Director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), detailed how FMEA is taking a number of steps to ensure that planning for the upcoming hurricane season is not... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2020


Utility Customers to Get Break Amid Padedmic

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Utility Customers to Get Break Amid Padedmic

By Jim SaundersIn what one regulator called a “no-brainer,” customers of four major utilities will get a break on upcoming electric bills as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved proposals that will lead to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2020


Newberry Electric Continues to Provide Rate Relief to Customers

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Newberry Electric Continues to Provide Rate Relief to Customers

In a continuing effort to provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newberry City Commission approved a reduction to the power cost adjustment (PCA) rate that electric customers will see on their monthly bill. The Commission adopted a negative PCA, meaning that customers will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2020


Seven Apply for KUA Board

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Seven Apply for KUA Board

Seven Kissimmee residents have submitted applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors. The deadline for completed applications was April 24. The outgoing director, Kathleen Thacker, has served two terms and is not eligible for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/27/2020


Five Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers

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Five Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers

Five Florida public power utilities have earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Homestead Energy Services, Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville Beach, Keys Energy Services in Key... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/27/2020


Socially Distant but Goal Oriented: City of Leesburg Donates Bucket Truck to LSSC

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Socially Distant but Goal Oriented: City of Leesburg Donates Bucket Truck to LSSC

The City of Leesburg Electric has donated a bucket truck to the LSSC Foundation for LSSC's Energy Programs, increasing real-world training experiences for future lineworkers in the Electrical Distribution Technology program. The truck was formerly part of Leesburg’s fleet and was replaced... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/24/2020


Florida Public Power Utilities Reducing Electric Bills During COVID-19

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Florida Public Power Utilities Reducing Electric Bills During COVID-19

About $60 Million in Savings for 3.5 Million Floridians Over Next Several Months Twenty-one public power utilities in Florida have announced plans to reduce electric bills to help customers cope with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Combined, these 21 utilities serve more than 3.5... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/23/2020