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Duke Puts Storm Costs at $145 Million

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Duke Puts Storm Costs at $145 Million

By Jim Saunders Duke Energy Florida is asking state regulators to approve $145 million in costs stemming from preparations for last year’s massive Hurricane Dorian and restoring power after a much-smaller tropical storm. The request, filed last week, came after the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


Regulators Reject Bid to Halt Electricity Disconnects

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Regulators Reject Bid to Halt Electricity Disconnects

By Jim Saunders State regulators on Tuesday turned down a proposal aimed at temporarily halting electricity disconnections for residents struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Florida Public Service Commission sided with utilities, which argued they have made widespread... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


Regulators Back FPL Plan to Speed Up Refunds

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Regulators Back FPL Plan to Speed Up Refunds

NSF StaffThe state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to speed up refunds of deposits for tens of thousands of customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. FPL announced the plan last month as part of steps that also included providing bill credits of up to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/6/2020


FMEA Highlights Energy Efficiency Tips During National Public Power Week

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FMEA Highlights Energy Efficiency Tips During National Public Power Week

With an increased number of people working remotely and distance learning in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is recognizing Public Power Week (Oct. 4 – 10) by offering energy saving tips on its social media platforms. “The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/5/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: TRC Companies

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: TRC Companies

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! TRC Companies TRC is an engineering firm who have partnered with the nation's major energy companies and with municipal and cooperatives. TRC implements... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/5/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Hypower, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Hypower, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for October is Hypower Ranked by ENR magazine as a top electrical and utility contracting company in the Southeast, Hypower works with some of the leading general contractors, utilities, developers, and institutions in the United States. The company... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/5/2020


Tiffany Henderson Appointed Director of Corporate Communications at KUA

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Tiffany Henderson Appointed Director of Corporate Communications at KUA

Kissimmee Utility Authority has appointed Tiffany Henderson as the utility's Director of Corporate Communications, effective Oct. 5. She brings more than a decade of experience in communications, public relations and media relations planning, execution, and strategy to the position. Henderson will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/2/2020


OUC and City of Orlando Launch First-of-Its-Kind Electrified Dealer Program

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OUC and City of Orlando Launch First-of-Its-Kind Electrified Dealer Program

As part of National Drive Electric Week, OUC – The Reliable One, in partnership with the City of Orlando and Electrification Coalition, is launching an Electrified Dealers Program that’s focused on expanding consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Central Florida. Through direct... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/2/2020


In-person Local Meetings to Resume in November

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In-person Local Meetings to Resume in November

After months of meeting remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida local government officials will need to be ready to resume in-person meetings on Nov. 1. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday extended an order that has allowed city councils, county commissions, school boards and other local... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


Florida's Thank A Lineman License Plate

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Florida's Thank A Lineman License Plate

*Proposed artwork. Final design is subject to change. Specialty license plate pre-sale Beginning October 16, Floridians across the state can show their support for the lineworkers that work tirelessly to keep our lights on. Purchase Florida’s Thank a Lineman License Plate as a way to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


PSC Staff Opposes Disconnection Moratorium

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PSC Staff Opposes Disconnection Moratorium

By NSF StaffThe Florida Public Service Commission should reject a proposal that seeks at least a 90-day moratorium on election-service disconnections because it is “neither necessary nor the best course of action at this time,” commission staff members recommended Thursday. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2020


OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification

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OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification

$500,000 Grant to Build EV Charging Station is part of statewide EV infrastructure project A partnership led by OUC – The Reliable One has been awarded a $500,000 grant to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging mobility hub in downtown Orlando as part of a statewide EV infrastructure... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2020