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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for August 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for August 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for August 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.62 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, Tampa Electric Company reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2020


Utilities Object to Halt in Disconnections

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Utilities Object to Halt in Disconnections

By Jim Saunders Arguing that turning off customers’ electricity is a “last resort,” four major utilities said Tuesday that a proposal to place at least a 90-day moratorium on disconnections because of the COVID-19 pandemic is unnecessary.Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2020


Tampa Electric CEO Plans to Step Down

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Tampa Electric CEO Plans to Step Down

Nancy Tower, president and chief executive officer of Tampa Electric Co., will retire in mid-2021, the utility’s parent company, Emera Inc., announced Thursday. Tower was named president and CEO in 2017 after serving as Emera’s chief corporate development officer. She joined Emera in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/24/2020


Group Seeks to Halt Electricity Disconnetions

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Group Seeks to Halt Electricity Disconnetions

By Jim SaundersA civil-rights group asked state regulators Tuesday to block utilities from disconnecting electric service for at least 90 days, as economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult for many residents to pay monthly bills. The League of United Latin... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/23/2020


Utility Hurricane Settlement Approved

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Utility Hurricane Settlement Approved

Nearly two years after Hurricane Michael crushed some rural areas of Northwest Florida, state regulators Monday approved a settlement about Florida Public Utilities Co. recovering storm-related costs from customers. Florida Public Utilities provides electricity in Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/21/2020


Public Power Crews Headed to Alabama to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts Following Sally

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Public Power Crews Headed to Alabama to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts Following Sally

Prior to Hurricane Sally making landfall earlier this morning, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) coordinated with public power utilities from across Florida to send mutual aid to assist with power restoration in Alabama. Crews from the City of Tallahassee Electric Utility, JEA in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/16/2020


The Florida Lineman Competition Archive

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The Florida Lineman Competition Archive

The Florida Lineman Competition attracts dozens of utility lineworkers from the Southeastern US, who compete annually to determine the fastest, most accurate and safest team. The goal of the competition is to: Encourage individual and team safety while showcasing job skills and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/14/2020


City of Ocala Announces Electric Utility Director

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City of Ocala Announces Electric Utility Director

The City of Ocala has announced Eric Weaver as the new director for Ocala Electric Utility (OEU). Weaver served as the interim director since Dec. 2019 and accepted the role of director Aug. 4. Weaver oversees the entire OEU organization, including Transmission and Distribution, Construction,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/8/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Southern Switch & Contacts

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Southern Switch & Contacts

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for September is Southern Switch & Contacts Since 1982, Southern Switch & Contacts has been supplying the electric utility industry with quality components. Their customers range from large multi-state utilities to rural coops. In 2017 Southern... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/7/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members: EN Engineering and KCI Technologies

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members: EN Engineering and KCI Technologies

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! EN Engineering Since 2002, businesses, people, and communities have entrusted the employees of EN Engineering with their most valuable assets. Their... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/7/2020


Duke Ordered to Return $16.1 Million to Customers

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Duke Ordered to Return $16.1 Million to Customers

State regulators on Tuesday approved requiring Duke Energy Florida to return $16.1 million to customers in a case that stemmed from problems at the utility’s Bartow power plant in St. Petersburg. The Florida Public Service Commission upheld an administrative law judge’s recommendation... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/1/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for July 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for July 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for July 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.50 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Tampa Electric Company reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/31/2020