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FPL points to 1989 storm in disputed proposal
FPL points to 1989 storm in disputed proposal

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Many longtime Floridians remember the storm that hit the state in December 1989. “The storm resulted in the first white Christmas on record from northeastern Florida to North Carolina,” a National Weather Service review... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted06/2/2022


Florida Supreme Court tells Public Service Commission it erred on solar energy ruling
Florida Supreme Court tells Public Service Commission it erred on solar energy ruling

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In an unusual move, the state Supreme Court on Friday said utility regulators need to revise a decision that approved a controversial Duke Energy Florida solar-energy program, saying the regulators’ decision “leaves the court... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/27/2022


KUA releases 2022 hurricane preparedness guide
KUA releases 2022 hurricane preparedness guide

KISSIMMEE — With the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season approaching, Kissimmee Utility Authority released its 2022 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, a free, bilingual, comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents. A partnership between KUA, Osceola... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/24/2022


Judge backs regulators on phone, power poles
Judge backs regulators on phone, power poles

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In an issue that involves major players in Florida’s telecommunications and utility industries, an administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a challenge to a proposed rule about the use of telephone and power poles that line the... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/19/2022


Utility looks to pass along additional fuel costs
Utility looks to pass along additional fuel costs

By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Customers of Florida Public Utilities Co., which provides electricity in parts of North Florida, could see increased monthly bills because of higher-than-expected natural gas prices. The utility filed a notice Wednesday that said it expects to ask... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/19/2022


FMEA holds annual hurricane & storm preparedness forum in Gainesville
FMEA holds annual hurricane & storm preparedness forum in Gainesville

FMEA Executive Director Amy Zubaly Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) held its annual Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum – a one-day event offering presentations on hurricane preparedness and response, mutual aid, FEMA, and other disaster and... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/18/2022


FPL transmission line gets approval
FPL transmission line gets approval

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light got approval Monday from state utility regulators to develop a 79-mile transmission line northwest of Lake Okeechobee. In a brief meeting, the Public Service Commission approved the need for the project, which will link the Sweatt Substation in... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/16/2022


Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program
Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

The Arbor Day Foundation program helps utility providers distribute free trees to their customers and the knowledge of where best to plant them Lakeland, Fla. (May 10, 2022) – Starting today, Lakeland Electric is providing free trees for customers to reserve and have mailed to their... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/10/2022


Utilities seek approval for storm-project money
Utilities seek approval for storm-project money

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — As this year’s hurricane season gets ready to start June 1, major utilities have filed proposals that could lead to customers paying hundreds of millions of dollars in 2023 to help bolster electric systems against storms. Florida... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted05/4/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Tecfuse USA and Southern Power Company
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Tecfuse USA and Southern Power Company

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Tecfuse USA Tecfuse USA is a company integrated by two large manufacturers of electrical equipment: Tecfuse and ITB. We have a diversified line of... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/2/2022


DeSantis signs floating solar measure
DeSantis signs floating solar measure

News Service of Florida Tallahassee — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed 10 bills, including a measure (HB 1411) that seeks to expand the use of floating solar projects, known as floatovoltaics. The relatively new concept involves solar panels placed in wastewater treatment ponds,... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted04/28/2022


Justices urged to overturn Duke costs decision 
Justices urged to overturn Duke costs decision 

News Service of Florida Tallahassee — The state Office of Public Counsel is urging the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a decision by regulators that called for Duke Energy Florida customers to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant. The Office of Public Counsel, which... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted04/28/2022