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Florida Utilities Lower Power prices During COVID-19 Crisis

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Florida Utilities Lower Power prices During COVID-19 Crisis

Seven Florida municipal electric utilities recently approved measures to temporarily lower electricity prices to provide financial relief for customers experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 crisis. “We are doing the right thing, lowering our power costs where we can,” said... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


Regulators Set to Decide on Utility Bill Cuts

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Regulators Set to Decide on Utility Bill Cuts

The Florida Public Service Commission has scheduled a special meeting April 28 to consider requests by four major utilities to cut customer bills in May or during the summer. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Gulf Power and Tampa Electric Co. have filed plans to pass along savings... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


OUC to Contribute $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

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OUC to Contribute $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

May Bills to Drop, Assistance Programs Offered for Those Most in Need OUC’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote next week on far-reaching recommendations to help OUC customers and the Central Florida community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The proposal offers immediate relief by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


Lakeland Utility Committee Approves Advisory Vote on Power Generation Replacement Plan

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Lakeland Utility Committee Approves Advisory Vote on Power Generation Replacement Plan

The City of Lakeland’s Utility Committee unanimously approved an advisory vote today on Lakeland Electric’s plan for replacement power generation. Lakeland Electric’s coal-fired generator will be mothballed by Fall 2024 and will leave 139 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/7/2020


Lakeland Electric Issues an Emergency Fuel Rate Adjustment

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Lakeland Electric Issues an Emergency Fuel Rate Adjustment

The Lakeland City Commission voted yesterday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for May and June. After giving a presentation Monday, April 6, at the Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended an emergency fuel rate adjustment to provide emergency relief to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/7/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Nixon Peabody

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Nixon Peabody

FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Nixon Peabody (www.nixonpeabody.com) FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the month for April 2020 is on Nixon Peabody. Nixon Peabody has a philosophy of seeing 21st century law as a tool to help shape their clients’ futures. Their focus is on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/6/2020


FMEA Associate Member - Utilities One Inc

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FMEA Associate Member - Utilities One Inc

FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Utilities One Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Utilities One Construction Utilities One Inc. began business in 2010 as a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/6/2020


Duke Seeks to Cut Customer Bills in May

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Duke Seeks to Cut Customer Bills in May

By Jim SaundersPointing to an “unprecedented national emergency” caused by COVID-19, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday proposed giving customers a break on their May electric bills. Duke joined Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power Co. in announcing plans to use savings from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/3/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for February 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for February 2020

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for February 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.03 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Lakeland Electric reported the lowest bills in six... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/2/2020


KUA Expands Assistance Programs to Support Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

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KUA Expands Assistance Programs to Support Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Kissimmee Utility Authority continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across its Osceola County service area. The utility is committed to performing its critical role of delivering safe and reliable energy to its customers during this critical time. In its continuing response to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/1/2020


Duke Gets State Approval on Waiving Fees

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Duke Gets State Approval on Waiving Fees

Pointing to a need for flexibility in dealing with the effects of the coronavirus, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan that will allow Duke Energy Florida to waive customer fees --- similar to the way it can waive fees after a hurricane hits. “We applaud Duke for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/31/2020


Gulf Power Customer Could Get Break on Bills

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Gulf Power Customer Could Get Break on Bills

By Jim Saunders Hundreds of thousands of Northwest Florida residents and businesses could get a break on their electric bills in May, after Gulf Power Co. announced a plan Monday to pass along savings from lower-than-expected natural gas costs. The Pensacola-based utility wants to make a change... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/30/2020