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Decision on Gulf Power Coronavirus Costs Appealed

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Decision on Gulf Power Coronavirus Costs Appealed

The state Office of Public Counsel has gone to the Florida Supreme Court to challenge a regulatory decision that could ultimately help Gulf Power Co. pass along coronavirus-related costs to customers. The Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, filed a notice of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/31/2020


Florida Sending Search-and-Rescue Team to Lousiana

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Florida Sending Search-and-Rescue Team to Lousiana

A Florida emergency management search-and-rescue team is heading to Louisiana in anticipation of the landfall of Hurricane Laura. The team of about a dozen people is expected to spend about two weeks, or however long it is needed, working after the storm, Division of Emergency Management spokesman... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/27/2020


Florida Public Power Sending Mutual Aid to Louisiana for Restoration Following Hurricane Laura

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Florida Public Power Sending Mutual Aid to Louisiana for Restoration Following Hurricane Laura

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Laura, which is slated to make landfall this week as a major hurricane. Approximately 25 public power personnel from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2020


DeSantis Picks La Rosa for PSC

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DeSantis Picks La Rosa for PSC

State Rep. Mike La Rosa, a St. Cloud Republican who faces term limits this year, was named Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission. DeSantis announced the appointment Friday evening, with La Rosa slated to replace Commissioner Donald Polmann, whose four-year... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/24/2020


Energy Connections Virtual Conference

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Energy Connections Virtual Conference

About FMEA is hosting a week-long event delivering cutting edge information to members about improving their daily operations. The virtual conference features webinars and virtual roundtables on transmission and distribution, customer connections, safety, and lineworker training, cybersecurity... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/21/2020


Plan for Nuclear Plant Site Approved

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Plan for Nuclear Plant Site Approved

State regulators Tuesday approved a plan aimed at dramatically speeding up the decontamination and restoration of the site of Duke Energy Florida’s shuttered Crystal River nuclear-power plant. The Florida Public Service Commission backed Duke’s plan to enter a $540 million contract... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/18/2020


Lawmakers, Polmann on PSC Short List

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Lawmakers, Polmann on PSC Short List

Gov. Ron DeSantis will choose from among three state lawmakers and an incumbent commissioner as he makes his first appointment to the Florida Public Service Commission. Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/12/2020


Regulators Sign Off on Utility Storm Agreements

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Regulators Sign Off on Utility Storm Agreements

Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power will hold off on fully moving forward with costly plans to install underground power lines, as state regulators Monday approved storm-protection agreements between utility giants and consumer advocates. Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/11/2020


Florida Public Power Organizations Launch Social Media Campaign in Advance of Appeciation Day

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Florida Public Power Organizations Launch Social Media Campaign in Advance of Appeciation Day

In advance of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day on August 26, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today launched a social media campaign to honor Florida’s public power lineworkers. The campaign will feature lineworkers from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2020


Public power utilities restore power in wake of Tropical Storm Isaias

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Public power utilities restore power in wake of Tropical Storm Isaias

Public power utilities on August 4 made steady progress in restoring power in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, which made landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina and subsequently became a tropical storm. The Weather Channel on Aug. 4 said that Isaias “will race northward near the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Purvis Gray

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Purvis Gray

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for August is Purvis Gray Purvis Gray was founded in Gainesville in 1946 by Roy Purvis and Howard Gray, two University of Florida Accounting Professors. Since then, they have established additional offices in Ocala, Tallahassee, Sarasota, Orlando and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/3/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Guidehouse

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Guidehouse

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services. Guidehouse Guidehouse helps commercial and public clients address their most important challenges with innovative solutions that advance conventional... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/3/2020