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Utilities Expect Outages from Isaias

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Utilities Expect Outages from Isaias

The state’s largest energy providers are warning customers to expect power outages as Hurricane Isaias brushes the state this weekend. “We’re preparing for severe weather due to Hurricane Isaias, including new safety measures due to COVID-19,” Juno Beach-based Florida Power... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/1/2020


FPUA Prepares for Hurricane Isaias

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FPUA Prepares for Hurricane Isaias

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Isaias and staying informed of all advisories. Although the storm is forecast to stay to the east of Florida’s coast, FPUA is being proactive in their response to the threat of any potential impact. FPUA has... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/31/2020


Hundreds of Thousands Late in Paying Electric Bills

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Hundreds of Thousands Late in Paying Electric Bills

Nearly 600,000 electric customers in Florida are behind in monthly payments since the coronavirus pandemic began hammering the economy and causing massive job losses, state utility regulators were told Wednesday. While the overall number of customers late in making payments has shown some... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/29/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for June 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for June 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for June 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.48 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach reported... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/27/2020


Florida Municipal Electric Association Bestows Awards on Members; Introduces New Award

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Bestows Awards on Members; Introduces New Award

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), recognized members of the public power community with three awards: Member of the Year, Associate Member of the Year and the new Friend of Florida Public Power award. The awards, which are typically presented during the FMEA annual conference,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/24/2020


Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Slate of Officers

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Slate of Officers

Today, during its virtual board meeting, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected new officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President Allen Putnam, utility director of Beaches Energy Services... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/23/2020


Utility Regulators to Eye COVID-19 Customer Impacts

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Utility Regulators to Eye COVID-19 Customer Impacts

The Florida Public Service Commission has scheduled a meeting next week to get briefed on the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on utility customers. During the July 29 meeting, utilities will discuss issues such as the numbers of customers who are late in making payments or who have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2020


Earthjustice Objects to Duke Solar Proposal

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Earthjustice Objects to Duke Solar Proposal

The environmental law firm Earthjustice is seeking to intervene in a case at the state Public Service Commission to oppose a Duke Energy Florida plan to add 10 solar-power plants. Representing the League of United Latin American Citizens of Florida, Earthjustice contends that Duke’s proposed... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/16/2020


Powering On Virtual Conference

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Powering On Virtual Conference

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by Garnie Holmes
07/13/2020


Florida to Boost Charging Stations

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Florida to Boost Charging Stations

By Jim TurnerWhile Gov. Ron DeSantis says he can’t afford a Tesla, he’s all in on adding electric-vehicle charging stations to the state’s highways. On Friday, DeSantis announced the state will spend $8.6 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen to add 34 fast-charging... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/11/2020


Duke Seeks Approval of Major Solar Expansion

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Duke Seeks Approval of Major Solar Expansion

By Jim Saunders Four months after Florida Power & Light received approval for a similar program, Duke Energy Florida is asking regulators to sign off on a $1 billion plan that would add 10 solar-power plants in the state. Duke filed a proposal last week at the state Public Service Commission... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/7/2020


Gulf Gets Go-Ahead on Pandemic Costs

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Gulf Gets Go-Ahead on Pandemic Costs

By Jim Saunders State regulators Tuesday approved a proposal that could lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along coronavirus-related costs to customers, despite arguments that the Northwest Florida utility should be responsible for its expenses in trying to prevent the spread of the disease.The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/7/2020